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Arriving to Riga,first stop of my baltic´s adventure
i had a flight conection from London stansted,it wasn´t funny,because i had to wait all night into the airport, my checkin was 4 am,because departure flight was 6 am,anyway,most important was to arrive to Riga in the morning,Franks Hostel was close the bus stop.and i went there like typical backpacker,with my backpack
franks hostel staff gave me a beer like welcome present, i was talking with 2 british-not too much clever,one of them was living 1 year in the south of spain and he dind´t know anything of spanish langauge-
i need to wait for hostel chec in ,because they had to clean my room,i was very tired,and obvioulsy i needed a shower,but i had to go outisde,i was walking around Riga´s old town, freedom monument and the park was my first magic Riga´s point,i was eating there ,around me i saw a lot of people,a sunny day was pèrfect to stay walking around,my first minutes and hours at Riga
one sms came from unknown number,it was coming from Lasma a coucsurfer that asked me if i had arrived to Riga,finally we selected 19h to have a meeting,before i went back to the hostel,i took a fantastic shower,put all my clothes outisde my backpack,and i was sleeping 1 hour
i had the meeting with Lasma at freedom monument,at first time we went to cuba´s bar,close cathedral dome,and we drank 2 beers,and she said me she wanted show me a cool riga´s bar,it was leningrad bar,it was very curious,because furniture and decoration is like a saloon and living room of soviet time,we talked a lot,from travels,new destinations,cultures,places to go, life
next day i had a meeting in the morning with Ieva ewocee,my travbudy´s friend from Vilnius, she was coming from london,we had our meeting in a typical and easy place everywhere.
after this joke Jelena,Ieva and me when to sky view hotel for a coffee ,the view from 22nd flor is amazing,you can see a incredible riga´s view,was nice to stay there,we talked about too much things,Ieva took a lot of pictures,also from the toilet and at the end going down into the elevator.