Dome Hotel & Spa
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
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I woke up to an announcement saying the ship will arrive in 1.5 hours and breakfast is open yada yada. We were still digesting yesterday's buffet, so we skipped breakfast. And there we were! In Riga! We could see the city through the windows, and saw some tall buildings! Getting off was entirely painless. The walk to the old town took less than ten minutes. We got a map from the info desk, and the city was really easy to navigate! Latvian is the official language of ...
... who was suspected of helping the Nazis. Mass exportations to Siberia continued to gulags all over Russia where they were forced to do hard labour and excruciating conditions. And unbelievable number died. After Stalin's death in 1953, many Latvians were allowed to return home but weren't allowed to return to their former homes or live within 100km of Riga. Meanwhile, the Soviets did was Soviets did best, and collectivised all the farms and industry, persecuting ...
... sun not setting until really late at night.
Finally, at 1am, we made it to our hotel in Kaunas. I was awake and feeling pretty dirty from the long trip, so Siobhan, who I'm roomed with, and I agreed to take showers before going to bed. Shower was a little leaky, but felt amazing. Which Siobhan was taking a shower I facetimed Zach to show him I was alive and had finally made it. Once the lights were off, I was out cold.
... s basically mastered everything except for two scary corners on Vanšu (Erasmus) Bridge.
So now that I had my very own Dutch Bike, had found the best routes to work, home, and the supermarket, and had learned to avoid the Old Town whenever remotely possible, new problems presented themselves.
First off: parking. You might remember that I live on the sixth (or fifth by Dutch ...
... around in her house.
On Wednesday, Anna's parents came back from their holiday. I thought I'd introduce myself properly, but I didn't get much more out of them than a handshake and a prieks iepazities. Over the last couple of days, I've noticed that, like many (older) Latvians, they aren't totally comfortable speaking English, so that might be the reason that they're also pretty much ignoring me (or: giving me my space). On Thursday, i ran into ...