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Post by caysa on May 27th 2008, 1:58 pm

Wednesday morning me and my friend are off to visit the largest city in the baltic countries, Riga in Latvia. I have been there only ones for a short visit but now we get to stay for 5 days and 4 nights bateyes. We are renting an apartment in the Old Town. I know I will enjoy myself but I will miss my msn mornings oiy . I tried to get msn on my mobile but it didn't work.
Be good while I am away madmad !!
See you monday morning (sunday evening in us)! hearts
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Post by tree68 on May 28th 2008, 7:17 am

aw i missed our chat yesterday and today caysa! Sad
anyway have a really good fun there Very Happy
write a diary to tell us all about your visit to Riga Wink
take care caysa hugs xxx
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Post by Deb on June 3rd 2008, 12:16 am

Sorry I missed posting. I was also away. Welcome home hun!

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Post by caysa on June 3rd 2008, 2:31 am

We had a good time in Riga cheers
At arrival we were met by a taxi driver sent to the airport by the wonderful lady that organized the apartment for us. As I am still recovering from the gout the driver was God sent - he carried my luggage to the apartment that was in an old renovated house in Old Town - second floor Smile. The flat was really nice - a bedroom, where my friend Anna-Kaisa slept and a living room where we moved the other bed for me. There was a small open kitchen with everything we needed and a bathroom with shower and washing machine etc. Everything was clean and nice.
Here is a pic of "our" street, M. Smilsu Iela.




If you want to know more about our trip I will post later when I find the time sunny
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Post by tree68 on June 3rd 2008, 9:56 pm

hear hear i do want more . . . Razz you know me Wink
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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 12:22 am

This is the tea/coffee shop at the corner - the cakes they have are just incredible!!!



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Post by tree68 on June 4th 2008, 12:36 am

wow what an artpiece and that sand timer is just cute - does that work?? Wink
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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 12:48 am

No it doesn't work anymore - but it is a real one tho, we asked Wink

Here is another cool building on the same street. There are many Jugend style building like this in the old town of Riga.

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Post by Deb on June 4th 2008, 12:54 am

Wow, looks like an incredible place!

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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 12:55 am

These are buildings by the square near our apartment. There are open air restaurants there in the summer. The evenings can be a bit chilly so they provide blankets!!!



These pics are taken wit night settings because it was getting dark - thats why they are ot sharp Embarassed but I did promise to show a pic of me... I'm the fatter one What a Face





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Post by Deb on June 4th 2008, 12:56 am

Stop it! You are NOT fat! Your beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!



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lol Caysa I agree with Deb your beautiful Wink

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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 1:12 am

Ok lol, no more comments on me, please Rolling Eyes
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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 1:19 am

On Thursday we went to visit the University Botanical Garden (Anna-Kaisa is studying to be a gardener) and I took this pic

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Post by tree68 on June 4th 2008, 1:21 am

oh no you ARE a lovely person - i can see your face - good expression - that's far more important than looks - hugs!!! yes you are beautiful but expression even more so Smile
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Post by caysa on June 4th 2008, 2:36 am

Well, just so that you all know - the latest pic is not me, far from! That is my friend Anna-Kaisa with some beautiful geraniums.
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Post by tree68 on June 4th 2008, 7:22 am

i know its not you caysa!!!! the pic before that one is you wrapped with blanket - right? Razz lmao
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Post by tree68 on June 13th 2008, 10:34 pm

any more pics of Riga Caysa? Hope you do have more? Smile

post pics of your new chicks please? Very Happy
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Post by caysa on June 15th 2008, 3:05 pm

Ok ok Laughing
Here is a pic of the riverside and the boat that we took to get to Jurmala, that is a seaside town, a real "summer town".



Here is a map that shows the boat trip (pink) and the train trip back (brown). The boat trip took 2 hours and costed 10 euros each and the train took 31 minutes Rolling Eyes and costed 1,15 euros for two persons!



Here is pics I took from the boat. All the river banks are clean plain sand!





From the little port we walked down the main street:



down to the beach, first seen through the trees:



then the actual beach wiew:



On the way back to the center we saw many cool houses, heres it 2 of them:





These trains runs every 30 minutes between Jurmala and Riga:



Happy now Treena ? lol! cheers
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Post by Deb on June 15th 2008, 9:02 pm

Such a cute lovely town. I wish every corner of the world was like that.

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Post by Admin on June 16th 2008, 12:27 am

oh thses are great I just love the houses they are cute thanks for posting more pics caysa

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Post by caysa on June 16th 2008, 12:31 am

Many towns in northern Europe are like that because we have really old buildings and as we have space there are towns that are not built upwards. That makes them cosy bateyes
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Post by caysa on June 16th 2008, 12:36 am

Here are pics from 2 small towns in southern Finland. The first is Porvoo, east to Helsinki and the second one is Naantali NW of Helsinki:



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Post by Deb on June 16th 2008, 12:44 am

Wow...I would love to just walk around there and 'drink' it all in.

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Post by Admin on June 16th 2008, 12:51 am

oh those two towns are quaint love the colors on the buildings

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Post by tree68 on June 16th 2008, 8:38 am

Yikes!!! i did write something but forgot to send - trust me...

i'll try and remember what i said... yes i am very happy caysa that you posted many more lovely pics!
Tom remarked the bright colours reflects in their native clothes - is that right?

i love all those jazzy and arty colours on these houses Very Happy yes it would be very pleasant to walk around there too.

Love that map as it shows clearly where you went by train and the boat... neat pics of landscapes - shops - buildings and even the train looked colourful too! Smile

many thanks for your trouble - you are very lucky to be so close to interesting little countries Razz
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