Latvia October 2006

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St. Peter's Church, Riga

To get to Poland by land, avoiding Belarus, I took a train from Moscow, through the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia. In Moscow, I was told there were no trains from Riga to Warsaw, but I didn't believe it; until I got to Riga and found that there was a train, but it didn't run on weekends.

So I switched to bus, which left late in the evening for an overnight trip through Lithuania to Warsaw, Poland. I spent the day walking around the marketplace (which was close to the station), but wasn't that impressed with the city. I got lunch in a basement cafeteria.

I saw in Internet café, so I decided to look up Riga. I found out that I was about 10 blocks away from the old, historic, center of Riga.