Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Africa-Europe 2015 Day 47. Riga to Frankfurt.

We had a busy morning, trying to do all the things that we had not done. Christine and I took the electric tram 7, for her to look at Little Moscow, and for both of us to see the outskirts of the city. It is a fine city in which it would be very easy to live.

Then we had to visit the Lutheran Cathedral, I had to return the scooter, and finally we had to have breakfast. With about an hour to spend we concluded our visit to beautiful old town with a quick walk around the Saint Patrick’s Church, where the amber merchants offer pretty necklaces and bracelets to the passing tourists. I didn’t know this, but amber is washed unto the shores of the Baltic Sea, and amber jewelry is a significant cottage industry here.

We flew back to Frankfurt at 2 pm, and by 5 pm we were home. At 7 pm Klaus, Gustav’s brother, came to pick us up, and went for another fine meal at yet another Apfelwine restaurant. Klaus became a certified hunter a few years ago, and promptly leased the exclusive right to hunt in about 600 square kilometers of woods in the nearby Vogelsberg. Next time I stop by I will need to go with him to check it out!

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