The price of living has cut in half, I can live here for one-half the cost. It is an amazing jump down in price for the same quality of Hostel.
Riga is an easy city, however it cost me 24 dollars per night, then lowed to 20 per night, that is not a cheap country price. However outside the city I paid 14 for a private room in Latvia. I think Estonia is price right, and the others are in a Tourist Bubble.
Bus to Lithuania
I am hoping I will take a bus to Lithuania this morning, however I am not very sure, and my last trip to nowhere Ville left me wary. When I left Rapla, Estonia going to Riga, I found that the bus did not leave for two and one-half hours; therefore, I am a little worried here.
The owner of the Nameji Guesthouse here in Bauska, Latvia called the bus station to ask when the bus leaves for Kaunas, Lithuania. They said it leaves at 1530 or about 3:30 PM, this is very late in the day and really makes my life impossible, I do not have a room and need to arrive early.
It is not normal for buses to leave for major cities in the afternoon, this is only a two our trip.
I am going to apply my theory of travel.
Travel, leave, take off, and normally you will move forward.
Waiting for a decision on when to travel or when the bus leaves is not normally a good policy, I have found that when you are sitting in a bus station normally you get on a bus and go somewhere.
Owners of Hostels or Hotels are not good at helping to find buses to leave them, they always seem to lack on the number of questions or just cannot find the best time. There in nobody, better than yourself to ask the question, you have a vested interesting in leaving, they have a vested interest in you staying.
I hope I spelled that right.
I am in Vilnius, Lithuania and settle in some Hostel, that does not seem very convenient however has a great kitchen with a wooden spatula, and a TV with only Lithuania channels. Pretty empty right now, however they say I have to leave in two day because it is fully booked.
I was trying to go to Kaunas, and the buses do not run to Bauskas, I understand why people only go to the big cities in Europe, it is very difficult to enter the smaller ones and leave on any schedule.
Ok, so I went to the bus station by 7:00
They said the first bus was at 3.30 or something.
I tried to thumb, no ride, so finally and old lady flagged down a bus to Vilnius or Minsk, Belarua. I followed her lead luckily.
Riga is a great and comfortable city, very convenient, the feel of Vilinius so far is very spread out and dead, however I have seen some stunning blond girls.
The farm land between Bauskas and Vilnius is extremely flat, almost perfect for farming, I am not sure about the cold or the water, however this appears perfect. There is strange thing along the road....
Farming in Undies
I noticed two guys on the way to Riga out in the vegetables in what looked like their underwear or maybe swim shorts.
Now on the way from Bauskas, to Vilnius I seen two girl in underwear and bras out in the vegetables working. Now this time I know my eye were not making jokes, the one girl had a thong on and pulled up high.
I tried my best to capture a photo, for sure I need a van.
So I am in Vilnius for a couple of day, I have paid the Hostel and as for now, I leave in two days as I do not believe I can be bothered to move. The city looks wonderfully ancient and majestically medieval, however I think the Hostel is empty and boring.
The name of the Hostel is Filaretai Youth Hostel, has a great facility and for sure could be fun with people, however she says I need to leave in two days.