After some oatmeal for breakfast I went for another walk around
In the cloisters there were bits and pieces that had been found during different excavations. There was also a very large German tour group that seemed to enjoy walking in front of my camera whenever I went to take a picture.
Next door was the
The Romans had some contact with the early Latvians, but not much. During the medieval ages
During the Reformation the bishops lost control of the city and a town council was created. Not much longer the Livonian war began. This was a lengthy fight for land between
In the 17th century the Russians came. There was a lot of animosity between the various groups. In fact, one of the girls working at the hostel is of Russian decent, she considers herself Russan, not Latvian, despite the fact that her parents were born in
Then something changed in 1868. People felt a renewed interest in their heritage; this is known as the National Awakening. In 1901
After this the museum began to repeat much of what I had learned at the
The museum was closing and I headed to the central market. The building is a Soviet monstrosity that looks more like a train station than anything else. Everything here is super cheap though and I picked up some more pasta and some water for almost nothing.
Back at the hostel I read Attonment while I made dinner. After eating I went to the bar to be social and to write a bit. There were a couple of British stag parties there. In fact, for most of the night I was the only girl around. I ended up spending most of the evening talking to a guy from