Hello together.

Many things to tell since the last time connected. As we told you on the last article, we were not in the best form when we arrived in Parnu. But one night in a hostel and with a fixed bike we had our force back to continue our way to the second balitc state Latvia. On the road we met Jose, a spanish guy, cycling from Spain to Finland since 7 moths. He already spend more than 6000 km on the road and just crossed Latvia and Lithuania. We changed some experiences and gave each other some advises about the countries and roads we passed and had a great moment, even though we were standing next to the highway.

We continued the road and in every city we were checking emails, because Monika was waiting for her results of her Theses. Most we went to Tourist Information or to library but when she get her mark, it was acctually in a @cabine as you can see on the photo.

The last two days in Estonia the weather is becoming a bit better and Monika decided to change her bicycle against a horse for a couple of hours while Ben was resting his painful knee. Moni: “It was really great but I could feel my backside for the next two day’s :-)”.

The border between Estonia and Latvia was not so spectacular as we expected, but it is still a great feeling to cycle from one country to another. (Before we crossed the border always by boat or by train.) We bought some food in a little store on the border, because we didn’t know when we will managed to get some Lats and if we can buy in Euro there.

So we cycled along the coast to Riga. The most of the way we have to take the highway but as you can see we’ve been prepared and were wearing our nice orange and yellow jackets. About 20 before Riga we passed the 3000 km and we celebrated it with a fresh cold beer on a service station next to the highway. Even thought there were much traffic it was a nice way, because we found many nice places for a break or to sleep just next to the beach. We also stopped in a private bicycle museum, where you could find really old bikes. Ben don’t like so much museum but this one he didn’t want to leave.

On Saturday, we finally arrived in Riga .  Through couch-surfing we found a place to stay in Val and Helens home. A really nice Latvian couple and they took us to the white night in Riga, where we saw a some alternative bands, arts and also a crazy-bike exposition. On Sunday we went sightseeing in Riga and it was a really warm day. So we enjoyed to go to the market hall and then we walked around in the city. We also love to visit churches and we’ve been lucky because when we arrived in the 3 main churches there was some classical concert in there. So we had 3 unexpected free classical concerts in beautiful environment. Today we decided to stay for one more day in Riga, to prepare the next part of our journey…

Here are the pictures.

PS: We added some more pictures to the last post, too. Enjoy!

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