Kaunas to Riga

We started the day in Kaunas with a walk through the town, having a very late breakfast at a coffee shop which turned out to be a pizza place, that had Illy coffee!! What a brilliant idea they had of providing live basil plants on every table!

We left Kaunas at noon and went through 3 police check points today including the one at the Lithunia/Latvia border, with the police letting us drive through each time, totally uninterested in us. That won’t last, we know…!

Today was the most enjoyable day’s ride so far. Weather was kinder than the last couple of days, the scenery was gorgeous and the drivers, both trucks and cars were the most courteous, pulling over to let us through, or thanking us when we pulled over for them. And they didn’t sit right up against our back tyre when they wanted to overtake (like in Germany), but waited patiently a safe distance behind us.

The temperature has been very pleasant too – from a low of 14.5 to a high of 21 degrees celcius.

Lots of walking around Riga tomorrow 😊

Kaunas monument to Vytautas Magnus

Kaunas monument to Vytautas Magnus

Monument to Vytautas Magnus

Monument to Vytautas Magnus

Kaunas restaurant with live basil plants

Kaunas restaurant with live basil plants

Our b&b in Kaunas - the owner got us to leave our bikes in patio area overnight

Our b&b in Kaunas – the owner got us to leave our bikes in the patio area overnight

Lituania/Latvia border

Lituania/Latvia border

Riga train station - another storm coming

Riga train station – another storm coming

– Anne

By 2slowspeeds Posted in General

4 comments on “Kaunas to Riga

  1. Beautiful furnished sky at the LitLat frontier but a little bit damp in Riga. This journey of yours is doing wonders for the improvement of my sparse knowledge of Eastern European countries. Have the boots dried out? xxxx

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