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... also just a ruin, like many other ruins.
Barley and ice cream
Back in the "city center" of Sigulda, Luis showed us where you can buy 17 cent ice creams, and then dropped us at the train station.
I now know my way around Riga a bit better, so I steered Kate clear of the old town and we headed to the outskirts of the new center, where we found the hip and happening restaurant EcoCatering in between some dilapidated but very cool old ...
So, in this case, one of my homo ecos: colleagues has her kids in a small-town school that also uses EVS volunteers, and she thought we might like to meet each other. So a couple of weeks ago, Valentina from Austria came to visit me in Riga. And this week, Valentina invited me over to her neck of the woods (semi-literally): the town of Ogre (pronunciation: Ô-ugre).
Demography & architecture
Ogre is is just 40km or a 45-minute ride on ...
... you could see different small yachts and then see the waterways and the city at the same time.
When we left the cafe, we were in a little bit of a hurry because we were trying to make it to the airport by around 3 but there was a traffic jam on the way to the apartment and so Liva had bubbles in her car so while we were waiting, we blew bubbles in the middle of traffic and while we were doing this, so many people were smiling that we continued to do it until we got to ...
... some symbols carved into it. These symbols note that this house was the only one to remain standing after 1943 when the German's bombed the land. The fact that so little survived really makes you realize everything that these countries had to go through.
On a happier note: Shortly after embarking the ship once again there was an air show just off the back of the ship at port. When I heard loud ...
... a very relaxing time alone in my room, I ventured out, down the longest street in the city, heading in the direction away from the center where, there is an older neighborhood exhibiting the old style of wooden buildings which were once associated with poor or working class areas but are now being restored into high-end boutiques and restaurants.
The buildings are so charming in their simplicity, that the younger citizens today, are now ...