From the KHL with love...
01.02.2013 - 01.07.2013 -2 °C
Been spending a few days in Riga and have really been enjoying it. It is the biggest Baltic capital city, but I've been spending most of my time in the old town which feels similar to many others. Very cool place though with it's own feel and history.
The bus ride down from Tallinn was only about 4 hours and I got checked into my hostel (The Blue Cow) which has to be one of the nicest I've stayed in so far. They really are going for a vibe like a comfortable friends place to help people relax and recharge, and it works!
Spent a couple of days hanging out with a German guy and seeing the city. Did a few free tours, checked out a bunch of museums, and a few pubs at night. Yesterday I went and checked out a KHL game which was a blast! Although the home team lost, the crowd was very much into the game and like in Malmo there was a whole 'home team' section with drums, singing etc. There were a few NHL players on both teams, but with the lockout ending I imagine they'll be headed back over to North America very soon.
This evening I take the ferry back up to Stockholm - here's hoping for a calm crossing! It's an overnight journey, and once I arrive tomorrow morning I head right to the train station to head over to Gothenburg. I have a few days there (and probably another hockey game!) and then up to Oslo, Norway.