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... the ferry dock, crossed the road to the Powder Tower (have I already mentioned this is the only remaining piece of the old city walls?) then walked up Meistaru Street to Livu Square and the Cat House. Had no idea what this was, just saw the name on my tourist map and was intrigued. It's actually a big yellow five story house with a couple of large black cats perched on the front corners of the roof. Livu Square holds somewhat more interest as it contains a few restaurants and ...
After a year of tireless blogging, I seem to have landed in a bit of a lull. Writing a riveting, inspiring, surprising, eye-opening story every (other) week can get a bit tiresome, especially if you have other things to do and write.
Since my EVS-adventure has officially ended, I have decided to retire this chapter of my "travel" blog. As I will stay in Riga little bit longer, I will now consider Latvia my new home, and only report ...
... be. They would show the wind direction, and if it were blowing into the port or away from it, therefore affecting if trade ships could dock.
We then moved on to the local market. 5 huge market halls, selling everything from clothes to fruit & veg, fish and meat. Much of the local food is very sweet. Fruity bread often accompanies soup, and sweet cottage cheese covered in chocolate is traditionally eaten for breakfast.
We then moved on to see ...
... reason it felt like the Latvians just got brutalized from all sides. I walked out of the museum wanting to give every Latvian I saw a high five for being so tough and perservering. So, I celebrated Latvia and ate dumplings and soup and drank a shot of their spicy liqueur RigaBalzam. I also went to the big central market and saw sweet peas(flowers) and all kinds of pickles and a basket man and old ladies crocheting little things and fish and cheese and polyester dresses and giant ...
... Besides history, we learned several interesting things about Latvia and Riga. All male Latvian names end in "s". Foreign names just get an "s" added anyway, like our friend Jonathans. The churches in Riga all are topped with roosters, rather than crosses, which function as weather vanes. The Dome Church's organ was, when it was built, the largest in Europe - with 6718 pipes! Too bad we only got to hear it played for a few moments.
One of the ...
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