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Add some Latvian herbal tea, chocolates, Balsams, and a movie, and we had a lovely evening in - just like old times!
Pancakes and a Sweat
Sometime during our mushroom hunt, Anna or Lelde or I dropped the word 'pancake'. And so it was quickly decided that we had to take Marianne to Miit for their - by now - internationally famous pancake brunch buffet.
We shared breakfast with half of Asia. The kids were all well behaved. We marvelled at the logistics of feeding the inhabitants of 600 rooms. On the way back to our room we saw mothers grooming their little girls' hair in an ironing room. Cleaners were lining up todo an aside room service while we were out on the town. The bus took us to an area of the city where art nouveau architecture is evident. The main inspiration for the style ...
It's official. I'm starting a charity in Latvia. To my fortunate Dutch readers: grab your cheque books and credit cards! To my pitiable Latvian audience: don't worry, help is at hand!
So what's the charity for, you ask? Am I starting a Fill the Pothole Federation? An Association for the Abolishment of Sugary Bread? Save the Cyclist? Kill the Cobblestone? Ban the Biezpiens?
My charity will be called "Name a Latvian". Philanthropists will be ...
... it definitely wasn't milk (or yoghurt for that matter), and directed us to where the actual milk was. Phew. Yet another close shave. After the checkout, we sat on an air conditioned seat, and we used the wifi to Skype Alison's mum, who had returned from her wee holiday in Largs. Then we trudged off back to the campsite. Perhaps it was just the chilling effect of the aircon in the shopping centre, but it seemed much cooler as we returned to the magic bus ...
... from the 13th century but the rest of the building is newer.
Across the square from the cathedral is a former banking building that shows a man and a woman at the top of the building, both of whom are naked, rather in a Classical style. People made much fun of this being on a banking building and would say you must be careful in borrowing money ...
Other places to stay in Jurmala
Jomas iela 19, Jurmala | Hotelfrom $128