Holiday in Riga and Jurmala

July 26th, 2009 by UFO in Traveling

Last week we went for a short holiday. Our first destination was Riga, the capital of Latvia and Jurmala, the seaside town nearby. We took an early morning „Eurolines Lux“ bus. It was very comfortable with lot of space, I could sleep relatively fine during the journey.

Freedom monument in Riga

In Riga we took a map of sightseeing trip and decided to walk around and visit all points of interest that were picked there. It took us couple hours to see everything. I liked the parks the most, because it was a lot of shade in them providing us a shelter from the burning Sun :-).

When we had enough of Riga, we proceeded by train to our accommodation in Jurmala. The train, despite its look from the distance, was renovated nicely with comfortable seats (Czech Railways, take an example, please). It started to rain heavily just when we were arriving to our destination. I am glad Alina had had an idea to buy new raincoats for the trip, they came very handy. We came to the camp, checked in, had dinner and fell asleep early, because it was an exhausting day.

Sunset in Jurmala

Next day we decided to take an 8 km walk on the beach to Majori, Jurmala's city centre. The weather was again very warm, but wind and sea was cooling us a little. In the centre we found a not so expensive restaurant (although the prices were high everywhere) where we had a lunch and beer. We walked in the centre for some time and then took a bus back to the camp.

From Jurmala we continued to Tampere in Finland, but about that later…


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