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... think that I was a cat person. I always saw myself ending up like one of those old spinsters (is it a coincidence that the Dutch word for purring is spinnen?) you read about in the newspaper. You know; those lonely ladies who live in a tiny apartment with 32 cats, until the fire department comes to rescue them. But I've also been known to go around town as a kid, asking people if I could please walk their dogs.
Recently, though, I've started to think ...
... bags, a pump and some tire plasters (yes.. already..) > "go to HEMA".
A sleeping bag? "HEMA" A garbage can? "HEMA" Extra clothes hangers? "HEMA!!"
You see, my sad underprivileged readers who do not live in The Netherlands (495 stores), Belgium (90 stores), France (27 stores), Germany (10 stores), Luxembourg (4 stores) or even Spain (1 store): HEMA is the best shop that The Netherlands has to offer!
... It is probably the most outwardly detailed building in Riga and it is pretty in a gaudy way. Next to this building was the church of St. Peter. There is a tower that overlooks the town and you can climb it from a stairwell in the church. We went inside to learn that they charged each person 7 euros to climb the staircase. Are you crazy? Come on church... that is overpriced.
With nothing else left to see on the map that really caught our eye, we headed ...
... chef being filmed out the front of the hotel and at a table on the terrace, just a few up from us so my quizzy nose will be in the background of most of his interview.
Baltic food: five excellent dinners out of five, and all the breakfasts spectacular. We have been so impressed by the quality and tastiness of the food.
And tomorrow it's finally on to Scotland, where we'll see our home-from-home for the first time. I am quite excited.
... and down the stairs and there is no one at all anywhere. The other person who got off has already disappeared. There is just a street with a few street lights and no cars. I see there is a bus stop so I cross the street to see if I can make anything out. Nope. Not a thing. and I am not even sure which way I want to go to get to town. Then I see that I missed the bus stop that was on my side of the street so I cross again to see if that makes any ...