A flash moment in Riga

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April 4th 2004
Published: January 16th 2006
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Perhaps the greatest disappointment in the trip to the other Baltic states was the amount of time spent in Riga. Our semester took us to Riga 4 times, but we ended up spending more time in one restaurant than in all other parts of the city combined. We didn’t get around to sightseeing until arriving in the city for the 4th time. What I did see was very cool. Looked liked a fun city. One of our Student tour guides (Liga) was from Riga, and wished she could show us more of it. All in all, we only spent 3 hours going through the city, but found out some cool things. Back in the middle ages, the Riga government used to levy taxes based on how wide the home fronts were, and how large the windows were. As a result of this, Riga citizens built tall & narrow houses with many small windows.

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