Back across the Baltic I sailed…this time to Riga, Latvia where I took in the sights of the centuries-old town. Different steeples, different peoples, but one notices that most all the European cities generally have an old town and also a bustling city center. Riga, however was a bit quiet with not too many obvious tourists.

First view of the city.
Our boat entered via the industrial area.
Tourists & locals having beer for breakfast - it was 0945
That ivy has probably been there a long time.
Shortcut thru the park.
First view of the city.
Our boat entered via the industrial area.
Tourists & locals having beer for breakfast - it was 0945
That ivy has probably been there a long time.
Shortcut thru the park.
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I went to a very old brewery for lunch and I was one of only a few patrons there. They brought me some unique bread with oil for dipping and a wonderful bowl of sauerkraut soup. Delish! For the main course I had the chef’s special….a unique, lightly coated white meat with a cream sauce – served with pickled onions, rye bread with toppings, and fresh salad greens. Not bad at all. I finished my plate, went to pay my bill, and asked if they had a business card because I like to collect cards from memorable restaurants from which I eat. The owner beckoned me inside and wanted to show me his medium-scale brewery operation. He also had to know if I enjoyed the meal and his chef’s special of the day: sliced bull testicles!

Outdoor seating in Old Town.
Spotted this little tour boat during my walk.
Part of an old castle.
Entering Old Town.
Outdoor seating in Old Town.
Spotted this little tour boat during my walk.
Part of an old castle.
Entering Old Town.
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I was experiencing the joys of adventure travel…combined with adventurous eating.

Sliced bull.
Lunch special in two languages.
Sauerkraut soup!
Todays special in English.
I wonder whats down there.
Sliced bull.
Lunch special in two languages.
Sauerkraut soup!
Todays special in English
I wonder whats down there.
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    I’m glad you liked the Rocky Mountain oysters. I hope the beer was good too.

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