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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... were at first welcomed by a lot of Latvians as liberators from Soviet rule. However, it soon became very clear that the Nazis had no interest in an independent Latvia and settled themselves in as brutal overlords. They set up a Jewish ghetto in Riga and executed over 20,000 men women and children in the nearby forest. As the fortunes of war turned, the Soviets pushed the Nazis back and soon ruled Latvia again and would do so until 1991. There were brutal reprisals ...
... and a waterfall running down into it from outside.There was even a pagoda and a giant woodchuck made of wood outside.
Then it was back on the bus for a 4+ hour ride into Lithuania to Kaunas. I had trouble staying awake for a bit, despite the new and beautiful scenery, but sitting and talking with Cosette helped. The landscape was a lot like the prairies. Flat land and lots of farms. Even the light was pretty similar ...
... I had a partner in crime on the Latvian cycling lanes.
Or actually an apprentice, because Anna was not really used to riding a bike, let alone around a town as poorly equipped for cyclists as Rīga is. You'll have to ask her about her own personal adventures. I'll only say that the first couple of trips together took about twice as long as they would have if I had been alone, and that she has greatly improved since ...
... who lives in the annex and speaks only Latvian so pretty much ignored me.
Anna is about my age, very creative and friendly, but at the same time a bit surly in a typical Latvian way (as I've come to notice). On Friday, she showed me around the house and the neighbourhood, we cooked dinner together, and then we had drinks with a couple of her friends. Since then, she's just been going around her business, not seeming to mind or care very much that ...
... to speak Latvian and see their reactions which were full of smiles.
The fish that I ordered for dinner was an entire fish with the eyes and all of its parts and to me, it was so beautiful and it reminded me that in Spain, someone told me that if anyone serves you a whole fish, it means that it is the start of something fresh and new which was quite ironic because I was just starting my journey!
After dinner, we went to a Rock n' Roll bar which was Liva's favorite ...