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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.

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Docking in Riga
Docking in Riga
The only picture I got of the ferr…
The only picture I got of the fer…
cobblestone
cobblestone
Ieva and the musicians of Bremen.
Ieva and the musicians of Bremen.
...and the same with me.
...and the same with me.
While shopping for vodka, I saw my…
While shopping for vodka, I saw m…
Each bed was against a wall, the s…
Each bed was against a wall, the …
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