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Travel Blogs from Riga
... by the way never set foot in Lithuania, commissioned by an avid fan as a sort of protest in the waning days of the Russian occupation. On a more somber note, we drive by the TV tower where Russian bullets killed fourteen Lithuanians in January, 1991. Highway A2 passes through farm country; we see lots of storks, a few cows and hardly any buildings. The only village on the stretch of highway between Vilnius and the border is Pasvalys. As ...
... amazing part of the day was definitely the Ethnographic Museum of Latvia. You would expect this to be a boring museum indoors, but we actually took a bus to the edge of Riga on a beautiful lake. The museum was a huge outdoor park filled with estates, barns, granaries, outposts and churches from the 1500's and 1600's when Latvia's first tribes were formed.
At one point, we ...
... a plate of latvian fries (different and yummier than normal ones, basically cooked more so they were smooshy), a huge plate of vegies, a meaty stick thing in spicy sauce, a cheesy pancake, and then a strawberry filled pancake for desert mmm... So much food and it was only 6.5LT which is about 10euros. We then went to a bar with live music (and not many people) and sat outside ...
... is what I personally have heard and seen them viewed as.
Let me have amoment to say that yes, there are teen aged orphans who do have serious and deep emotional issues. I won't lie to you about that. But, I also believe that these issues can be worked through with the RIGHT family, the RIGHT counseling, the RIGHT psychologist, the willingness of the teen and lots and lots of prayer. Should every and any family adopt a teenager. NO! Adoption is not for the faint ...
... to make lots of LATS!!!
Very strong Police presence in Riga. Seen everywhere. Must be a good
Again, lots of Banks. Very strange names: Some are VEF Bank, Swedbank.
RELIGION: One third of the population of Riga is Lutheran, one third
is Catholic and the other third is divided between the Greek Orthodox
and the Russian orthodox.
Riga is a truly remarkable city. Very clean, accessible, and interesting. We loved it!!!!