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Riga (Latvia)

(Friday 1 June 2007) by Lynda
Just arrived in Riga!

The trip was ok, the train from Amersfoort to Osnabruck went pretty quick, and lucky me, they still have smoking compartments in international trains. The train to Hamburg had a one hour delay so I arrived in Lubeck at 14.00, not that bad because I still had 10 hours to kill. I spend the afternoon in Lubeck, was quite nice but not extremely exciting, had diner in a Vietnames restaurant (yes, going to the east) and I took the 20.00 train to Travemunde to the boat terminal. We could embark at 23.00 and the ship left at 1.00. I've spend 38 hours on the boat just reading, eating and sleeping and I was lucky to have a cabin all for myself because the route is pretty new so not a lot of people on the boat. The sea was smooth and I slept like a baby, rocking on the waves.

I arrived about 2 hours ago in the boat terminal in Riga, took a local bus into town and ended up in the commuters traffic jam, walking would have been much quicker but no, not with my heavy pack. I found a ok hostel close to the train station, tomorrow I'll check some other hostels and see if I can find better value for money because this place is a bit crappy.

Bye for now!

Train to Amersfoort - Osnabruck - Lubeck
Train to Amersfoort - Osnabruck - Lubeck
Arrival in Riga
Arrival in Riga

 


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