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Thursday 12th June
Off to the bus station at 9.00 to catch the 10 o'clock bus to Riga. The weather looked threatening & about 2 hours out the rain poured down. Luckily for us by the time we had reached Riga it had all cleared up & we had a short ride from the bus station to our hotel. The countryside was mainly grain …
We started off the day today with a trip to the resort city, Jurmala, on the Baltic Sea. Jurmala is a summer resort city for "poor Russian millionaires" (the rich ones go to Nice, France). After a stroll down the sandy beach, we took a few moments to dip our feet in the cool waters of the Baltic. None of us would have ever imagined when we left …
After a good night's sleep in our new hotel, grateful for cooler weather and with windows open all night, we awoke, stretched, and enjoyed our breakfast (from quite the spread) on a "summer terrace." Hotel Hanza is a beautifully restored 19th century building that sits on a square surrounding Jesus Church, a very old wooden structure that seats up …
· Day cream 50ml for two
· Soap & sponge (as lighter that shower gel). One bar enough for a moth for two J
· Shampoo 100ml enough for month for two conditioner or similar
· Razor for shaving
· Sunburn rescue foam or gel
· Face cleaning foam – efficient and enough!
... to death or moved to working camps in Soviet communal camps or Nazi factories. It was never a happy ending during these years and the Latvians have only just started to get back on their feet.
Exploring Latvia’s past gave me more insight into their current social behaviours and culture, because of all the people movements to different areas of the old Soviet Union and Germany during the occupation days, Latvia has ended up with a bicultural society of almost ...