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... for, I was too busy collecting wild strawberries!
Dinner, like breakfast and lunch, consisted mostly of fresh veggies and herbs straight from the garden, this time with woodfire-baked waffles!
Afterwards, it was time for that famous Latvian sauna. Which is not so different from a Scandinavian sauna, except you sit on a bunch of ferns or a rhubarb leaf instead of a towel, and the water that goes on the hot flames is pre-spiced with fresh ...
... call-it-a-salad". We went for the already cut version, though.
Looking back, all the seem to have done this weekend is eat! On Sunday, we went to try the all-you-can-eat pankūka breakfast at Mierā, just around the corner from my place. It didn't start until 11 o'clock, though, so afterwards we only had time for a quick bike tour around the center, and then I already had to put Nona on a bus to the airport. *Snif* See you in Beijing!
... everywhere. On the beach it had a outdoor club with music pumping, must be pretty good in the evenings. Then we drove into Lithuania and instantly the roads improved, so you could actually drive the speed limits. Heading to Siaulial to find a tourist information and finding on our way the Hill of crosses. With 200,000+ crosses of various sizes on a hill, this is people expressing there devotion to christ. Quite a ...
... cats living in the wood pile outside, and a gorgeous bull mastiff type dog, who suddenly appeared a month ago and who wanders the area looking for handouts. Many farm houses here have chained up guard dogs, who live their lives chained, underfed and lonely. How sad! We ate dinner outside and Ilze and I sat out later talking, until well after dark. The following ...
We started off the day today with a trip to the resort city, Jurmala, on the Baltic Sea. Jurmala is a summer resort city for "poor Russian millionaires" (the rich ones go to Nice, France). After a stroll down the sandy beach, we took a few moments to dip our feet in the cool waters of the Baltic. None of us would have ever imagined when we left home that we would find ourselves on a sandy beach in Latvia listening to Bob Marley's “One ...