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Guard at Freedom monument
This is the first time that I’ve witnessed Ryanair implemented their hand luggage rule. Though it’s been there long ago but not many seems to follow their rule. Ryanair attendant walked around queuing-to -boarding passengers and pulled passenger’s with assumed oversize luggage to test them into their measurement box. Some were busted thus had to pay extra or else not allowed to board. They are really in the business of making shitloads of money on stupid little stuff. This has become their concern as many time the luggage compartment always full eventhough passenger allowed only 1 piece. What do they bring nowadays? Duty free stuff? I managed to store my hand luggage and the passenger sat next to me was the example of this as her bag had to put underneath the seat.

Leaving Dublin on a coldest winter day I finally leave Ireland for good.
Blackhead's House
Arrived Riga the capital of Baltic region seems like a quite city. Not much to say yet. I’ll have 2 days here and write more tomorrow.

After checking in the hostel I was out to get dinner but lost on the way back to the hostel. I thought the town was easy to navigate without map but Old Town Riga (Vecriga) failed me. The curving cobbled streets of Riga’s medieval core actually best explored at random. I sufficiently lost amid the tangle of gingerbread trim and crooked alleyways, I began to uncover a stunning, World Heritage-listed realm of cathedrals, city squares and crumbling castle walls. Amid the chaos of thin,rambling roads, Kalku iela ( Kalku Street) slices Old Riga in two equal sections, each with their own collection of history.

Kalku Street turns into Fredom Street where Freedom Monument majestically stood at the boulevard. Tomorrow before leaving Riga, I’m going to Art Nouveau District. There are over 750 buildings in Riga boast its flamboyant and haunting style of décor.




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Guard at Freedom monument
Guard at Freedom monument
Blackheads House
Blackhead's House
Blackheads House with St Peters …
Blackhead's House with St Peter's…
Authentic medieval restaurant in n…
Authentic medieval restaurant in …
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Museum of Occupation- A block of L…
Museum of Occupation- A block of …
Cobbled streets of Vegriga - Old R…
Cobbled streets of Vegriga - Old …
Cobbled streets of Vegriga - Old R…
Cobbled streets of Vegriga - Old …
Guard at Freedom monument
Guard at Freedom monument
Guard at Freedom monument
Guard at Freedom monument
dome cathedral
dome cathedral
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
City Canal
City Canal
Park
Park
Guards at Freedom monument
Guards at Freedom monument
Guards at Freedom monument
Guards at Freedom monument
Freedom monument
Freedom monument
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Vegriga - Old Riga
Blackheads House
Blackhead's House
Cathedral
Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Reval Hotel Latvia
Reval Hotel Latvia
Cathedral tower
Cathedral tower
xmas lantern
xmas lantern
Riga
photo by: sarahthevegasbride