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... s a shame I had to get even hotter to get to it quicker. I think if I was going to pick a country to live in from my travels so far it would be Tallinn, it is an actual federal crime to not where a reflector on your clothing so that cars can see you. Anywhere which can arrest you for such a crime is so bored that they have to really try to make criminals. I went to the KGB museum and I was the only person there who wasn't in a relationship with the person next ...
Latvians like to sing and dance. Or dance and sing. Or sing while dancing. Or dance while singing.
You know how little children in Maasland at age six can either choose to join the soccer club or the korfball club? Well, in Latvia the choice is a little more diverse: either you join a choir, learn to play an instrument, or join a dance troupe.
Consequently, it seems like every other Latvian can play an instrument. On a random Wednesday ...
Though we had some linguistic back up from a couple of extremely nice local volunteers, we basically had to use our hands and feet and scissors to show the kids what to do. Which is fine; just stuff a Tetrapak and some ribbons into a kid's hands and they'll start cutting happily away. To my surprise, the first two little girls I worked with, actually turned out to speak "some" English: "please, miss, which side do I cut next?" ..... ...
... a furnace.
We continued to walk around amidst the forests, villages and buildings. This place was such an amazing break from the bustling city life of Berlin and Riga. At one point, I felt super suave because out group was trying to get into a fenced garden and one of the Latvian inhabitants (or possibly reenactment actors. still questionable) yelled at us in Latvian that we can't go in. ...
... from fruit, to meat, to fancy shoes. Our only purchase was dill seed. (Gotta bring home the universal Russian seasoning.)
From the market, we walked through Old Town to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, 1940-1991. In 1940, the country was occupied by the Soviets, then from 1941-1945 came the Nazis, and from 1945-1991 it was the Soviets again. Needless to say, the native Latvians did not fare well under the occupation of ...