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Dubultu prospekts 4, Jurmala, Latvia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jurmala

A Day in Ventspils

A travel blog entry by alcatrav


... Castle of the Livonian Order museum which was very extensive! The lady kindly let us leave our bags on the ground floor while we wandered around, enjoying the very high tech exhibits. One room had descriptions with arrows being projected onto each wall which would move about to point out different features on the walls, it was very impressive! The museum described how the town has changed and displayed various archeological artefacts found in the area. It ...

Arts & Crafts

A travel blog entry by eyre


... br> Boring office stuff

The next couple of weeks I'm going to be busy with one of the special talents I picked up at Almende: writing project proposals! I'm hoping to keep up my 50% approval rate! Also, we need to start an actual EVS blog, help some nice Latvian kids to find an EVS project abroad, develop some nice workshop concepts, reaffirm relations with volunteers and supporters, organize an event for donors, ....

Plenty to do :)

The Orphaned Child In Latvia

A travel blog entry by holly.bowser

... and it takes a special (and somewhat off in the head, joking!) family to adopt a teenager, especially one that has serious emotional issues.

That being said, I don't want this information to ever scare anyone from researching the possibility of adopting a teen orphan. I know of many families whose children were actually quite normal, and traveled the path of teen hood and came out of it no worse for the wear.

As far as Kitija and her past, I ...

Around Riga Latvia

A travel blog entry by dial


... walking around. Again lots of market places that we cannot not stop at. We had our meal in the hotel we were staying at both had soup I had a Latvian dish and Diane had a vegetable dish both of us enjoyed the meal I also had 3 x 500mls of beer and Diane had 2 glasses of hot wine which she has come to like. The total cost of this was about $30 not bad considering that at all the market stalls we found that here was about twice the price ...

Riga's Black Magic

A travel blog entry by davefremland


... below and is depicted in many postcards and magnets etc. I was curious about the building but her tour is about local life, not historic facts, so she told me of the legend but not the actual history. Of course, I loved that perspective and ate it up like candy. We had so much fun on this tour and developed such a bond, that I cannot go into every detail along the way but I can say that we made a total of some 35 stops during the day, of which I will highlight.



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