The train journey was another intriguing experience. It looked ancient, and yet there were signs everywhere declaring the existence of free wifi. This was mirrored across the country; even on the beaches of Jurmala and on the streets of Riga we had the option to browse the internet for free! This time, when the ticket conductor (whose name just happened to be Voldemars) checked our tickets, no-one got dragged off and fined (*cough*Joanne*cough*).
Once we arrived at the bobsleigh track, we were surprised at how big it looked. For 10€ pp, the soft-bob ride at speeds of over 80kph on the Olympic ice-track was absolutely worth it.
The force when you fly round the corners is pretty spectacular and the front people get a fantastic view (it pays to be small sometimes). After filling up with adrenaline for the day, we went to catch a bus to Turaida where we were to be cultured whilst exploring the castle and then going for a walk through the National Park via the caves and across the River Dauga. Great views and a LOT of steps! We got back to Sigulda too early for our train so we headed to a cafe to warm up. The cakes started at 10 cents apiece, so we all enjoyed pre-dinner!