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... be. They would show the wind direction, and if it were blowing into the port or away from it, therefore affecting if trade ships could dock.
We then moved on to the local market. 5 huge market halls, selling everything from clothes to fruit & veg, fish and meat. Much of the local food is very sweet. Fruity bread often accompanies soup, and sweet cottage cheese covered in chocolate is traditionally eaten for breakfast.
We then moved on to see ...
... Can you believe it, Fiona, he then suggested I had a female camera.
Time for the castle, only some climbing with the help of a lantern [some stretches were pitch black]. The lantern is a symbol of the town. The cashier asked if I was a senior. I laughed but got a half euro discount. Bought the brochure too [2.3].
Went for a meander thereafter to fill in the time. There were many colourful wooden buildings which caught my eye. It was running too late ...
RIGA, LATVIA AUGUST 12
Last night was the Captain's welcome party and we had a wonderful time. Natalie, the head purser had us all at her table and we had a really terrific dinner with live music and dancing. Today we are sailing to Riga, Latvia.
We arrived in the early afternoon and went on a half day excursion. We went first to the Art Nouveau area. The buildings there are spectacular. All have ...
... to speak Latvian and see their reactions which were full of smiles.
The fish that I ordered for dinner was an entire fish with the eyes and all of its parts and to me, it was so beautiful and it reminded me that in Spain, someone told me that if anyone serves you a whole fish, it means that it is the start of something fresh and new which was quite ironic because I was just starting my journey!
After dinner, we went to a Rock n' Roll bar which was Liva's favorite ...
... and causing problems, now the city is more expensive these people go somewhere else so the issue has gone”. Take home message was that they only had problems with people coming over in big groups getting ****** and causing trouble, now the place is expensive enough that the only people visiting actually want to visit the place and the resentment has gone – sounds pretty reasonable to us.
Upon arrival we repeated the THIS WEEK IN RIGA ...