Friday, February 27, 2015

First sightseeing in Riga

 St. Peter's church in the background was built in the 13th century and can be seen from the university. I think we are not going there because the wind would blow us away on the top floors!
This is the house of the blackheads and the office of the president. Mr president arrived with his bodyguards while we were taking pictures around here.
 You can see the Freedom monument of Latvia behind us. It is very tall.
This is the opera (and ballet) house of Riga with this wonderful fountain sculpture!
Now we are thinking where to go on our next hikes!
We are using the public transportation here in Riga because it is faster during rush hours!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Looking for a place to sleep

At firstwe went to check hotels and hostels just in case.
Are you sure we have the correct address?
re we even in the right country?
Here we met our host at her Alma Mater and working place at Riga Technical university.

And tomorrow we will have a short walk through Riga

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We arrivrd in Riga

We arrived safely in Riga. Here we are in front of Riga central train station. Next days comming more posts...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Goodbye London!

We had a goodbye dinner with traditional fish and chips, just without the fish, but with a veggie burger.

Then we took our plane back to Germany!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Broadway Market

We took a nice walk along the channel to get to the Broadway Market in Hackney.

There were so many stalls with great food!

And music!
We had a great veggie burger for lunch...

...and something sweet for dessert.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Covent Garden

 Today we visited Covent Garden, a large market in the heart of London
 A part of the market is the "apple market" where you can buy crafts.
 The sun was shining so beautiful and we enjoyed the time on the market
Behind Covent Garden you can walk through other shopping streets.
Oh look, a classic British phone booth
Of course we have to drink a classic English tea at tea time.
Further you find in the home country of Banksy Streetart at every corner...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

London by night

We visited the famous department store Harrods! It's very impressive from the outside...
...and from the inside!

We also took a ride on one of the big red double deckers. We saw lots of exciting night life. You can watch a short film of Picadilly Circus here.
There are also many musicals in London

Friday, February 13, 2015

A trip to London

We took a weekend trip to London!
Here you can see as at a big underground station...
...and inside of the London tube, one of the most important transport systems for London.
Here we are at Victoria station. Lots of people everywhere.
We admired the great view from the Millenium Bridge.
We also went to see the London Eye, but we didn't take a ride, because it costs a fortune.
We had a great lunch from the supermarket. It's always fun to pick up stuff you couldn't get back home.
Of cause we also saw Big Ben and heard the famous bells.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Back home again...

 Today we arrived safe in Stendal.
 Maja, our little friend, was allowed to open the package
 In the parcel she found tea, tea bags, cheese crackers, a chocolate bar, a postcard and our traveling box
 We were in our box inside our  new sleeping bags and there were other sweets, cards and souveniers.
Look, what we brought with us.... THANKS to Myra, Amy and Jade for the nice time in Canada!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Last day in Edmonton

We are on our way home! Myra was worried about how cold we might be on our trip so she made us warm sleeping bags. We will be back in Stendal very soon.