Travel Blogs from Jurmala
It's official. I'm starting a charity in Latvia. To my fortunate Dutch readers: grab your cheque books and credit cards! To my pitiable Latvian audience: don't worry, help is at hand!
So what's the charity for, you ask? Am I starting a Fill the Pothole Federation? An Association for the Abolishment of Sugary Bread? Save the Cyclist? Kill the Cobblestone? Ban the Biezpiens?
My charity will be called "Name a Latvian". Philanthropists will be ...
... the widest pedestrian crossing in the world (It must have been 25 metres wide) and made our way back into the old town. Now Alison put her researches into Baltic amber to good use. On a market stall she spotted a piece of amber suitable for a small pendant. It was priced at 9 Lat, a very reasonable price she felt. She called the stall holder over and proffered her a 10 Lat note. The amber was wrapped and Alison was given 4 Lats in change. Suddenly ...
... They've only been independent again for 20 years...just such a different perspective of life. Americans just don't have a concept of the stresses of an unstable country..... I had a quck lunch in the town square (salmon sandwich - awesome!! - and yet another beer - drinking my way through this trip.). Took a quick view from the top of the tallest church in Tallinn (pics to come later). With that - time was cut short and headed to the airport. So - yet again - had ...
... with the group at the hotel which was a buffet.
And then a few of us went up to the Skyline Bar on the 26th floor
to have a few drinks. It was beautiful up there, and even though I
left quite late by my standards (about 10pm lol) the night was only
just starting for the nightlife of Riga which apparently has the
best nightlife in all of Europe.
Saturday brings a morning of touring and looking at architecture -
very interesting! And a guided ...
Riga’s old town was much like the others, cobbled streets, a church in the center and cute shops around the outside, very quaint and enjoyable to walk around for an hour or so. we ducked into a few souvineer shops to find a sticker for the car, and noticed it getting progressively harder to ...