Dikli Palace Hotel
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... old and newer, drove across the valley to visit a famous cave, then headed up the hill to Turaidas Museum Reserve. There is a huge forest/ garden area, with a medieval castle dating back to the C11, old buildings, a church, fortress, and a modern sculpture exhibition in the grounds. The next day we drove the short distance to Cesis. It was raining, but cleared fairly ...
... castle made a logical half-way stop for some cake and a castle. Somehow, we allowed ourselves to be talk inside by the resident "sand artist" (what the.. is a sand artist..?), who insisted that I translate his story after hearing me speak half a sentence of broken Latvian. Sure!
I had expected it to be a really stupid, boring, awkward, overpriced, touristy thing, but his Act actually turned out to be pretty nice! Accompanied by an inspirational (and I suspect ...
On a personal level, I can say I have become absolutely obsessed by packaging. I can't watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory any more without cringing at all the plastic they use for all that take-out food. Meanwhile, I try to better my own life, which is pretty difficult considering Rimi sells oranges in 3 layers of plastic and the nearest recycling bins are 10 minutes by bike away. We'll keep fighting though!
... end up in my warm warm bed pretty early.
-- The big international headliner was laughable. Somehow, they had managed to dig up reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry from his grave. Luis tells me he is the grandfather of reggae. He's a grandpa all right... His band was doing its best to save the day, but I think they'd be better off putting Mr Perry in a home and starting their own band.
++ A festival called "good life" is bound to attract ...
... walked around the fire in two big circles, while chanting/singing traditional Līgo songs. Good thing about these songs is that the refrain is always "līgo! līgo!", and that the verses in between are usually sung once by the die-hards who know the lyrics and then repeated by the chorus. When in doubt, just sing about ozoliņš (little oak tree), menestiņš (little moon), saulīte (little sun), jāņi ...