Riga Travel Blog› entry 11 of 49 › view all entries
The day began, obviously, while I was in the ferry on the Baltic. By the time I was up, showered & made my way to see outside, we were already cruising by land on both sides of the ferry. The line through customs took a while, as the whole ferry was unloading all at once. I took a cab to the bus station, as that was where I was to meet my friend Ieva who was coming up from Lithuania.
Ieva had just been to Riga about six months earlier, and knew of a hotel run by the university, which offered reasonable rates and was located right near old town. We walked around beautiful old town had dinner and were "forced" to buy some vodka because there were some old Soviet era glasses in our room, and she claimed it was mandatory to drink vodka from said glasses.
So, that's how the day ended ... vodka (Русский Размер), in an oddly shaped room in the former Soviet Union. Oh, once the bottle was gone, we did head out to find some beer & had to bribe the two front desk clerks with a bottle of beer that they insisted they weren't allowed to take (and then proceeded to). I guess there was a curfew.