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... like a screaming face on our home. It was very striking, however and did make walking around Riga's streets feel like an exciting treasure hunt.
The walk lead us to the hidden St Gertrude's Church which was quite plain inside but with a large intricate wooden alter. Cory (our Canadian friend from Riga hostel) had recommended we visit the KGB museum and so we went on the hunt but found it too to be closed on a Tuesday. This was particularly odd as ...
... and some ugly sofas that belong to somebody's dead grandmother. This living room opens into another living room, which opens into a third living room. Living rooms #2 and #3 are empty, except for some random stuff like a baby's crib, a sled and some boxes.
We continue to toilet #1 and bathroom #1, with a huuge (and I mean HUUGE) bath tub and a bidet. Then on to my room; something like 20 square meters, with a decorated ceiling, a chandelier and a window ...
... thinking about the cold. All we could think about was; keep your neck and head strong and don't lean back.
46.5 seconds later and it was all over. We got out of the bobsled wearily, with shaking legs. The second bobsled arrived and we all got thrown into the back of a truck with the two bobsleds and 6 other people to get back up the hill.
Back at the top, we were able to watch the luge team practicing. It was scary just watching them, so we ...
... There was nothing to be enjoyed here, disembark and go out and spend money. We joked right away that, "... We're not in Sweden anymore..." like Dorothy leaving Kansas. Even the Latvian staff on board the ferry wore heavy expressions of inhospitable abruptness. If we smiled at someone on board the ferry, they looked at us like we were nuts. If we smiled at someone in Sweden they looked at us and said, "Hay-hay!" which is simply "hello." ...
... The countryside was lush, green, and pretty, reminiscent perhaps of
Michigan or Wisconsin in the U.S (except for the ancient and/or