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Travel Blogs from Cesis
... is a cable car ride cross the valley that we had planned on doing but didn’t so we saved on that. Tomorrow we will look for something else to NOT do so we can afford to eat out again, maybe!
Before we turned in, some young people turned up on a raft, Carol finally got to see a Wild Animal (no not me). She had been holding out to see a Deer, Moose or Boar or whatever but at least she got to see a FOX! It’s a wild animal too you know! ...
Which is when the dance teacher decided that we should "greet the sun with dance", so we partnered up and whirled and twirled to accordion music. Valentina and I had a grand time figuring out the steps, but it was even cooler when the teacher decided to drag one of us off and swoosh us around the field!
Around four thirty we started chanting again, and some brave youths climbed up the watch tower ...
... road, perhaps to cut a corner. Wrong. We must have travelled about 20km on unsurfaced roads. They were virtually deserted, so I drove on whichever side of the track looked smoother. But smooth is relative. The dishes rattled in the cupboard and our teeth rattled in our heads. I have been on many better graded Forestry Commission roads in Scotland. These roads had a corduroy texture, with the ripples running across the way. It must take skill to grade a road like that. We ...
... and medieval stoned streets. Sounds similar to what we’ve seen so far, we know... but trust us, Cesis was very different.
No town can truly be appreciated or examined with a couple of 15kg+ bags on one’s back so our first task, as per usual, was to find our accommodation. On the map, our stop wasn’t far from the train station, perhaps only about a kilometre or two. Once we were out of the main town centre however, things were looking ...
We set off for Cesis today… it is northeast of Riga. But we stopped at the Motor Museum for an hour or so on the way. Very interesting range of very old and newer cars of eastern Europe vintage. Included were some huge and somewhat comically "retro" soviet luxury cars, some of which belonged to Stalin and his officials. The highlight was a smashed Rolls of 1980s vintage, which Leonid ...
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