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Old Town Riga

A travel blog entry by peter_cheryl19 on Oct 02, 2015

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... A courtyard houses a wide range of very old religius and military artefacts and the church has some outstanding staIned glass windows on one side .... the similar windows on the other side destroyed by German bombs in WW2. We stay for a midday pipe organ performance of 3 songs. The pipe organ has 6700 pipes with the largest being 10m long and the smallest being 6cm. The wooden floor of the church vibrated when loud low notes were played. Again we ...

A paddle in the Baltic Sea

A travel blog entry by tomholmes on Oct 14, 2014

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... We then had a few drinks at hosel. Me and Pip had a few games of FIFA before attempting ice hockey on the PlayStation, though with very little success.

The next day we set out to return to the occupation of Latvia museum, as we hadn't finished looking round it last time before it closed. Then we set off for the charity shop to see if we could pick up any new clothes. 6 months of wearing the same few things week in week out is pretty hard, and some of my ...


A travel blog entry by torirobinson on Jul 13, 2014

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... the market, but by then, Johanna had seen some things she wanted to get, but needed to go to the bank to get some cash.

The two of us walked pretty far down, all the way to the shopping centre we'd gotten groceries at the other night before heading back. There were a lot of wool sweaters and things that were just beautiful. There were some gorgeous hand ...


A travel blog entry by eyre on Apr 01, 2014

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... in a blindfold, only guided by your mentor's voice), we talked about the things we wanted to achieve during the six to twelve months we would spend in Latvia. Wasting even more paper, we made collages about "Me in Twelve Months", and then proceeded to list things we wanted to do each month, colouring each of the tasks to find our which "key competences" we would develop.

We then sent our mentors home, and proceeded to cook a very ...

Peace.Love...and LIVA LAND

A travel blog entry by gitana13 on Jun 20, 2013

... you could see different small yachts and then see the waterways and the city at the same time.

When we left the cafe, we were in a little bit of a hurry because we were trying to make it to the airport by around 3 but there was a traffic jam on the way to the apartment and so Liva had bubbles in her car so while we were waiting, we blew bubbles in the middle of traffic and while we were doing this, so many people were smiling that we continued to do it until we got to ...