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... br> We did spot some new steps off to the side which we figured went to the 'Real’ caves so started to climb. You get so far that you figure that the investment in time and effort will not go unrewarded so you keep going. 400 steps later we reach the top but there was nothing of interest, just a path leading somewhere else. So 400 steps back down and look for the camp site, set up and find a cheap place to eat at. We could afford to eat out ...
... and she has since specialized in ecocriticism. Which is very cool, because this is exactly the field of study that bridges my old studies (literature) with my new line of work (environmentalism)! So I set Kate to work: I asked her to prepare a short introductory lecture on ecocriticism for my new colleagues, and any other interested people.
I picked her up from the bus late on Thursday evening, and on Friday morning I had to race off at the break of dawn to ...
... relatively early.. again.
The final day didn't really seem to have a purpose, judging from all the "open spaces" and "self-organized events" on the planning. Some of the guys took that to mean they could sleep in, but the rest of us worked really ******* trying to understand Latvian culture (why don't they just give me my change in my hand in the shop??) and planning our next group meeting (Easter > Rezekne).
... be cheap we had about 7kg worth, bugger. As she spoke little English it would have been quite difficult change what we had done, and anyway we had no more clean clothes so we wore the ridiculous price although I can tell you Mea was not happy!
We then headed into the city for a quick walking tour. It was here that we noticed the massive difference from Russia. There were actually buskers in the street playing nice happy music, people were walking around chatting ...
Finnaly we now clearly our departure date. 15th of August.
Is it still like an escape? Because of a date? I don't think so anymore. It is more like... (cannot say "finding myself" I did that 2 years ago). Maybe I can call it a - something annual. I just need it.
And I am definitely happy to do it with Madara!