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... we braved the rain and headed out all wrapped up like Michelin Men for the walking tour. The walking tour started off with a brief overview of the history of Latvia and our guide showed us some of the less touristy courtyards hidden around the old town. Then we headed to what was once the biggest market in Europe and is still very impressive. There are 5 large buildings each housing a different type of product such as dairy, meat, vegetables etc. There are also ...
... we made introductions and ended up wandering around the city together, photographing and chatting. He's an interesting guy, a freelance locksmith who studied furniture restoration and who was on a three month motorcycle trip around Eastern Europe. We walked around exploring the Old Town for a while, and then grabbed dinner and drinks and had some really good conversation about travel and politics and philosophy that was the perfect distraction that I needed right then.
We awoke early to head to the Tallinn bus station to catch our ride over into Latvia. It was an annoyingly long walk, made rougher by the fact that half of it was over cobblestone. Not your ideal suitcase-dragging surface. But we gave ourselves lots of time and made it with no issue. The bus itself was really quite nice. For only 14eur, we got relatively comfy seats, a coffee machine on the bus, and free WiFi. Also impressive was how on time ...
... and the economic downturn has hit them as hard any anyone else. I'd already decided I liked Latvia and it's people by this point, which is in no small part due to the women. I'd been warned that they're fairly special to look at and I wasn't disappointed. I remember when I got off the bus I had to go back and take another look at the line-up of people waiting to buy tickets. One fit woman after another. They've got great accents, too - there's maybe a little bit ...
... Naturally, for the one and only time since I've been in Europe, I had no phone service. And while I was trotting along trying to deal with my phone, I damn nearly fell down a flight of stairs which really would have been interesting all round. Me carted off to a Latvian hospital, still with no Lats, and Gray standing in the baking sun at the taxi stand for the next four years wondering why I'd chosen to run off leaving him with all my winter woolies.