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Riga, land of Roosters (and Snails?)

A travel blog entry by pandasphere


Today was our best weather day and we took full advantage, walking all day and covering pretty much all of Vecriga (old Riga) and even wandering later into the small island of Kipsala.

We started our day by heading straight toward's St. Peter's Church, where we could go up to the top of the steeple to see the view of the city. Unlike in Tallinn, this time there was an elevator. The view was spectacular. This was the highest point in the city, by a ...

Into Latvia

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... Naturally, for the one and only time since I've been in Europe, I had no phone service. And while I was trotting along trying to deal with my phone, I damn nearly fell down a flight of stairs which really would have been interesting all round. Me carted off to a Latvian hospital, still with no Lats, and Gray standing in the baking sun at the taxi stand for the next four years wondering why I'd chosen to run off leaving him with all my winter woolies.


Riding out of Town

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... minutes we are underway again. I shut my door and lock it and try to sleep.

Sometimes trains are really good for sleeping. Not so much Russian trains. They stop a lot and people roam the corridors when they do (Still chanting, Please do not come into my cabin) and every time they stop, I wake up and listen to the noises. Plus this train is not smooth. Some of these tracks have been here since the dawn of railroading I ...


A travel blog entry by jsuviste

... WWII and as such has no historical buildings left of any kind so not much to actually see. I did find some monuments which were dedicated to various people. I found a monument commemorating the Estonian troops who helped defend the city and fight off the Germans, that was cool to see. Then after dinner we all did not know what to do so we decided to go bowling as that was next to our hotel, that was really fun and a good way to enjoy ...

Famous for Art Nouveau it seems...

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird


... very prestigious, still looks pretty grand in my view). There are museums to keep you busy if you like that sort of thing, but as I mentioned at the start of this entry, the Museum of Occupations was at the top of my list, and as it is free I recommend this as unmissable. It's pretty hard going trawling round all the exhibits and after the first couple of sections the story board gets a bit repetitive going over the Soviet, Nazi and then Soviet (second ...

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