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... all we like!
2. Grow your own potatoes, pick your own berries, dry your own tea
Latvians, like the Dutch, like to complain about "those poor city children who don't even know that milk isn't made in a factory". But in fact, every second family has a house in the countryside where they grow vegetables, tend the chickens and enjoy the fresh air. And if they don't, they'll just park their car by the side of the highway and walk into a forest or a field ...
... of yellowed photographs and scribbles which were framed on the wall. The pictures gave a nice overview of the diverse subject that the Folklore department collects and studies: from folk songs (dainas), prose and poetry, to children's rhymes, prisoner's letters and even grave stone inscriptions.
Now, you may not believe it from all the things I've been writing about Latvian tradition, but Latvian folklore has known a ...
... to the National Theatre where Latvia declared their Independence. This took us across the city canal, previously a defensive moat. Heading towards the Daugava river we turned off to view Riga Castle which is now the residence of the President of Latvia. Unfortunately much of the building was covered in scaffolding as it was being repainted. We then walked to the Three Brothers (no, not the Scottish Hills!) which are three old buildings which represent ...
... dropped. The price tag had been read by Alison upside down, so it was only 6 Lat. We decided to celebrate our good fortune by having a coffee and checking our emails. After another wander round the quite small old town, the streets were beginning to seem very familiar. And hot and sticky, with the temperature a humid 26 degrees. So a light lunch was called for. Fish soup for us both, pickled herring and potato salad for Alison, and spaghetti carbonara ...
... entire city
all afternoon, I can't pin it. There's the classic remnents of post
Soviet oppression, and the attempts to further their city's
development. I guess I'm just suprised, after all, I've seen a copious
amount of advertising for Riga tourism, but I really feel you can get
your fill of the city in just a few days. I'm enjoying myself here, and
I also have Sabine to meet with after ...
Other places to stay in Jurmala
Jomas iela 19, Jurmala | Hotelfrom $128