Even though Russia lost control of the Baltic countries, they still play mind games with them to this day. They built this large, ugly building as a "gift" to Latvia but Latvians hate it. They built one like it in Poland, too. This is the type of thing they do to try to make their presence always in the backs of the people's minds.
Estonia to Latvia October 9th 2017 Today was the first day it was beautiful outside - sunny and in the 40s/50s. 😊 We had very little time in Tallinn, Estonia today before we checked-out and the bus drove us down the coast of Estonia into Riga, Latvia. Our bus has huge glass windows so it’s like being in a convertible – you can see all the landscape, stores, homes, vehicles, etc. It was only a four hour drive but we stopped a ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
Wondering about our names? These are our travel names - because everyone calls us by our first names on flights, tours, etc... and they pronounce our names "Eee-duh" and "Jaw-un" ...Every. Single. Time. We joke around and call ourselves this from time-to-time at home when we want to feel as though we are on vacation.
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