Dikli Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Valmiera
... My sleep was rudely disturbed by some weirdo who apparently had taken a liking to me and kept bringing me flowers and asking me questions in Latvian ("Es nesaprotu!!" "Why? Is it because of my accent?" "No! It's because I'm sleeping and I don't even speak Latvian!!")
The next day, we had some lovely hot tea in the host's kitchen and enquired when we would start driving home. After a series of evasive answers, we finally found out ...
Which is when the dance teacher decided that we should "greet the sun with dance", so we partnered up and whirled and twirled to accordion music. Valentina and I had a grand time figuring out the steps, but it was even cooler when the teacher decided to drag one of us off and swoosh us around the field!
Around four thirty we started chanting again, and some brave youths climbed up the watch tower ...
So I've already been East to Rezekne, West to Venspils, and South to Vilnius... time to go North! It just so happened that Anna and I had to organize a workshop in Valmiera, so we decided to stay a little bit longer, and take in the sights.
Any authentic Arabs?
Funny story about this workshop. homo ecos: is a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation's network (Annas Lindes Fonds in Latvia), which stimulates relations between Europe and the greater Arabic world. ...
... antennas survived, the Secretary of State could go on the air and tell you when you could expect to die. In Latvia, I guess the comrades on the surface were on their own. However the KGB did have a room that could bug everybody in the bunker, and in the hotel, and report the results on a direct line to Moscow. The accommodation was pretty basic in the Latvian bunker, and did not include any beds. Strange for what was to have been a three month stay. However Comrade General ...
... see. Most impressive where the cliffs: we saw them in various colors (from white to dark red) and with the sun, the clouds and the reflections of the water they offered beautiful views.
After Riga there were some hills around the Abava river and further in the direction of Liepaja. Not so much pristine nature, therefore lots of small villages and cities.. Outstanding there was Kuldiga. If we ever want to go to live ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service