Published: July 5th 2012July 5th 2012
After breakfast with an obnoxious and brash Aussie, I walked down to the canal to take a boat trip. The 100 year old historic boat, though solar powered, were running late, and only arrived after waiting forty minutes! However, it was a delightful tour of the canal and harbour although there was no commentary.
I then met a local guide (Aija Tamsone) who took me on a three hour walking tour of Riga, with particular emphasis on the Art Nouveau aspects. Coffee at Vincent's provided a welcome break before taking a short bus ride to the Freedom Monument and a continuation of the tour in the Old Town.
In the evening, I went to a themed restaurant (Pie Kristapa) where the food was reasonable and served in a medieval atmosphere. However, the service was super speedy and the meal completed within 40 minutes!
Afterwards, I went next door to the 26th floor of a modern hotel to enjoy the bar and the Riga skyline.
There are more photos below