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... onto the bus. In the other the little bottle of balzams that I forgot to give her in the rush. And finally I started tearing up, too.
So what's next..?
OK, so you've been replaced as an EVS volunteer. What do you do?
Well, I might have been replaced as volunteer, but I am certainly still wanted as the "Janny... how does the printer work..?"-girl.
So for now, I'm still working part-time at my ...
... and only ten at a time. The cool breeze was a bonus. Decided I would try to hit a block of churches in one area next.
Saw just the exterior of the Dome Church/Cathedral. The streets of course are not set at right angles but eventually you find the area you want. St Jacob's Church was closed but you could view its interior through one area. The Catholic Church of the Sorrows was next. Some sort of service was going to start so did not stay long.
... checked out the next morning. For €10 ($15) each a night we weren't expecting much and they didn't disappoint. We wandered around the Old Town of Riga and found this awesome restaurant that had great food, cheap beer and excellent tunes. Steve is in beer heaven. €3 ($4.50) for a half litre of primo Euro beer.
We were keen for a quiet night just relaxing in a cosy restaurant, but unbeknownst to us, this first weekend in May is ...
... the freedom monument.
The Freedom Monument
The Freedom Monument is very important to Latvian`s as it represents their freedom, history, it is very elegant and set in the middle of the parks and it can be seen from many places. We also saw various interesting building, half frozen river and Lovers Bridge full of padlocks with the keys dropped into the river.
... only currency in the world that is worth more than a UK pound. A single UK pound buys more than one of every other currency I can think of, but in Latvia one UK pound is worth just 0.84 Lats. It's going to cause them a lot of hassle when they switch over.
Maybe I'm just getting sentimental because I'm so close to the end, but me and Riga got on pretty well. But it's also true that I was glad to move on and complete another step towards my final ...