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... been incorporated into contemporary pop music as well.
So when a friend asked me about 'Dutch rituals to calm the sea', I was slightly taken aback. If anything, our relationship to the sea is even more troubled than the Latvian's relationship to the sun. So why don't we sing a nice song to old Poseidon once a year? Or light a big bonfire to calm Ęgir during the annual beach opening festival? The rest of the year we can rationally rely on our dams, dikes and ...
... at the Latviešu Folkloras Kratūve (folklore repository) for more than half a century.
One and one is two, and so we found ourselves on a warm and stuffy Wednesday evening enjoying the breeze and the view on top of the impressive stalinist Science Academy building.
When we were done snapping pictures of the Rīga skyline, we went back down to the 21st floor, where our host Māra guided us past ...
... t in a very prominent position. Opposite parliament is St Jacob's Cathedral which had a Christening on at the time so we couldn't walk around but we could stand at the back. By now it was lunchtime so we searched our book for a recommendation and headed back towards the heart of the old town. Here we ate at Pelmeni XL, a self service dumpling shop, with prices based on weight. It was a very cheap, tasty and filling lunch. After lunch we walked a little out of ...
... the widest pedestrian crossing in the world (It must have been 25 metres wide) and made our way back into the old town. Now Alison put her researches into Baltic amber to good use. On a market stall she spotted a piece of amber suitable for a small pendant. It was priced at 9 Lat, a very reasonable price she felt. She called the stall holder over and proffered her a 10 Lat note. The amber was wrapped and Alison was given 4 Lats in change. Suddenly ...
I took a 4 hour bus ride to Riga, Latvia, where I'm writing from
now. Yet again, it was a blizzard outside on APRIL 8TH so I rather
enjoyed relaxing in my hostel room away from the cold. I woke up the
next morning and took a 3 hour walking tour of Riga. It was nice, but
not too impressive. I am having trouble putting my finger on what the
culture of Riga is like, but even after walking ...