Balta Puce Hotel
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... just no fun at all.
Nor is Day-old-melted-and-frozen-again snow.
Day-old-walked-on- melted-and-frozen-again-and-then-snowed -over-again ...
... br> Skills!
Next up: putting up a flag pole, raising your team flag and singing your team anthem - without stepping into the circle where the flag was to be raised. Luckily, we had a scout, a mechanical engineer, and two artists in our team, so that was a piece of cake!
We then found ourselves in a 'nuclear reactor' - a contraption hanging from ropes in the trees that one person could lie down own. The others had to pull this blindfolded(!) person around, helping ...
... Riga? Well, you show her the arts&crafts on the market. On every market!
So on Saturday I took her to our own little farmer's market in Pārdaugava: in Kalnciema Kvartala. The theme of the week was fashion, and which is probably why there were two tanned, muscular boys running around in designer boxershorts. Afterwards we stopped by the permanent touristy market in Vecrīga, to get my mom some amber earrings.
On Sunday we ...
... to the new, more hip-and-happening neighbourhood. And it's just around the corner from the famous Alberta iela, and the Russian embassy, which might explain the high percentage of bleached hair-do's, Porsches and chihuahua's on the streets.
So, the only real downside is the fact that Anna and I don't live alone. We have to share the place with Lotte, a hysterical Dachshund who barks uncontrollably whenever anybody approaches the door, and then attacks her ...
... to talk to her in Russian and she ended up letting us in. Russian like a boss.
Lastly, we went to a Latvian chocolate factory called "Black Magic", where we were whisked away into a secret chocolate labyrinth to order our desserts. As you can see from the pictures, this place could literally have passed off for Hogwarts - it was filled with potions, chocolates and complete ...