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Wed
29
Sep '10

Segulda, Latvia

Leaving Rezekne for Segulda.  Not one, not two, but three castles today.  We started with Cesis Castle where we carried lanterns lit with candles.  Our guide was dressed in period clothing, including shoes (which looked really uncomfortable).  She knew her stuff and had us winding through the remains of the castle, up stairs, around corners, […]

Tue
28
Sep '10

Rezekne, Latvia

Driving, driving, driving.  On our way back to Latvia we visited Aukstaltijos National Park and went on a hike.  It was a very nice change of pace and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many mushrooms in one place.  If I haven’t mentioned it already, people in the Baltics are big on foraging for […]

Fri
24
Sep '10

Welcome to Lithuania

Bye Bye Riga, Hello Lithuania.  First stop, Rundale Palace (which is pronounced Run-dahl-ay).  I may not like museums but I sure do like palaces!  Well I like walking through restored palaces.  They’re fascinating and this one was no exception.  It’s evidently one of the only ones not hit by a bomb during WWII.  It was […]

Thu
23
Sep '10

Riga, Latvia, Day 2

Even without an alarm I was awake at 8:00.  Didn’t get up and going until almost 9:30 though.  It’s absolutely beautiful out today, sunny with not a raincloud in sight.  Breakfast and then over to Alberta to look at the all the Art Nouveau buildings.  I thought for sure I’d catch up with Carolyn and […]

Wed
22
Sep '10

Riga, Latvia

Up at 4:45, on the bus at 6:30, arrived in Riga at 11:30.  Out the door and off to the Menzendorff House, “an impeccably restored merchant’s house decorated in grand style and adorned with period furniture”.  No big thrill. I was worried about the exchange rate here since it’s pretty much 2-1 in favor of […]