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... think that I was a cat person. I always saw myself ending up like one of those old spinsters (is it a coincidence that the Dutch word for purring is spinnen?) you read about in the newspaper. You know; those lonely ladies who live in a tiny apartment with 32 cats, until the fire department comes to rescue them. But I've also been known to go around town as a kid, asking people if I could please walk their dogs.
Recently, though, I've started to think ...
... the hostel to warm up a bit. Even though it was almost 1pm, there was still breakfast food out on the table and we helped ourselves to another round. Why not, right? It took us about a half hour to warm up enough and gather up enough will power to want to go back out into the cold.
On our second venture out we stopped by the clock tower so that Johnny could get his LATVIA! picture. This picture has a history with his band days at Ohio University. Short story is ...
We arrived in Riga on the coach and made our way to the hostel without too much difficulty. We were only there for one night so didn't spend too much time at the hostel, just checked in, dumped the bags ...had a quick sleep... And headed out for some sightseeing.
... area. This building is a curious mix of a very “cold” impersonal looking building surrounded by fountains and a wonderfully relaxing park. Oddly, there are a series of glass pyramids, reminiscent of the one in front of the famous Louvre in Paris but these structures are simply to protect people from the harsh winter weather while exiting the parking structure below.
After passing this location, I made a stop in front of the “Freedom ...
... while before destroying it. So we have the debit card and are back in cash-withdrawing action. Just in time to move to Lithuanian currency.
After securing the card, we decided to check out one of the big local markets. The market was gigantic! It was held in old German Zeppelin hangars, which protected airships during construction and also from bad weather conditions during the first World War. I thought the market was totally great. I ...