Travel Blogs from Baltezers
... single rose for the leading lady, a bouquet for the choreographer or the conductor. Not so in Latvia.
There. Must. Be. More. Flowers.
You simply cannot go to a dance or music recital without flowers. And either everybody knows somebody on stage, or some people just bring flowers to give to a random performer.
At the anniversary performance in Ogre, I thought that it was very cool that the dance group thanked ...
... job! In any case, she inspired me to read up on some cool new theories!
On Saturday, we took the bus to Sigulda, where we met Luis, one of my new Portuguese friends. We were planning to do some hiking in the outskirts of Gauja National Park, but when we passed by Marita's (Luis' mentor) Dutch bicycle shop, she invited us to rent/borrow a couple of bikes for the afternoon. I ended up buying mine :)
Sigulda is Latvia's "ski ...
... Werewolves returned to Puduri Guesthouse, although a random group of forest animals also made an appearance (remind me to show you the Animal Sign Game some time!).
There's no such thing as a free lunch
On Tuesday, we travelled back to Riga in small groups, where we re-assembled at Līvu Laukums, drank Simon's Leffe after he had to run to catch his train, only to find that somebody had mistakenly paid for our drinks! Thank you, Mr Mystery Man!
... on your back and then you’re cocooned in blankets… so snug and warm!). Once we both woke up, it was then time for the Oxygen cocktail (no joke – it was cranberry juice, ‘infused’ with oxygen that basically made it a cup of foam, and we were told to eat it with a spoon… bizarre!), followed by a back massage. Last on the list was some time in the Salt Cave, which is apparently very good for you (and your respiratory system). After pulling ...
... Well, I decided to go in and look at what was on display here and it was astounding. Artifacts from the Blackhead family, coins, army tools, paintings and other treasures and historical pieces, all perfectly preserved, while in the upper floor, was an ongoing exhibition of the Latvian tradition of intricate fabric and lace weaving. In the main ballroom, a banquet was being prepared for some foreign dignitaries from the country of India.
Once out of the ...