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Travel Blogs from Riga
... places in Old Town have marvelous stories attached, some more fable than fact. Touches of whimsey appear throughout Old Riga, the statue of the Bremen musician, where tourists rub the pig's nose for good luck for example. Interesting to realize that this fairy-tale quality is originally Teutonic. Our afternoon Jewish Heritage Tour strikes a very different chord. Somber in the extreme, we visited first the Jewish Museum with exhibits featuring the fate of the ...
... and although it was a Wednesday night, we still had lots of fun. We ordered the famous "Latvian balsam" but it was one of the most disgusting drinks I ever tried, right alongside another Latvian tradition we had to try which was "birch tree sap" water. Nonetheless, it was a YOLO moment. We ordered a drink called "Tampon" because we literally couldn't understand the Latvian menu and the ...
... the old town where I got the tram to the bus station. At the bus station I got on my bus which had nice big seats that reclined a long way, as well as mini tvs on the backs of the seats with english movies and music, pluuus wifi onboard. Yay! Can't ask for much more on a bus, except maybe free tea and coffee, which they also had! So after watching 'breaking dawn' and 'whats ...
I know that this is technically a travel blog, but the whole reason why we have traveled to Latvia was for the purpose of bringing Kitija home.
I will warn you that this post will be honest, blunt and as factually accurate as possible.
There are 167 million orphans worldwide. The number has grown in the past years from the recently known 147 million and the fact that it has been raised by 20 million brings me to my knees. I have a "save the world" sort ...
... the Old Town which is a
truly beautiful place but sooo many tourists - amazing considering
I had never heard of the place, but it is a destination which is
experiencing huge tourist growth - particularly from the UK and
other European tourists. Cruise ships now also dock here. We had
wood fired pizza for lunch in the Old Town and I am embarrassed to
admit that I ate all mine and it was huge.
Mum and Barb took the optional tour to ...