Cold hard reality on wooden pallets

  • 2006-07-12
  • By Jody Yurkowsky
There are times when I want to do something a bit different. To live on the edge and feel a bit dangerous. And when that urge strikes me, the familiarity of a Best Western or Holiday Inn just won't do, however places like Karostas Cietums in Liepaja fit the bill perfectly. Karostas Cietums, built in 1900, is a prison with a grim history where visitors pay for the pleasure of spending the night in a cell on a hard wooden pallet. Before you think I have lost my mind, read on. A military prison with 69 cells, this building was used by the German, Russian, Soviet and Latvian armies during mu...
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