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September is Youth Month in Rīga. That means that the City Council not only supports all kinds of activities for youngsters (rrrrrr.... that term still gives me the shivers), but also organizes one or two nice things for the organizations that work with/for youths. So this weekend, homo ecos: was invited to join a teambuilding camp in Mangaļsala, a forest by the sea just outside the city limits.
At the moment there's technically only 2.5 people working for homo ecos: ...
... on the hill for lost rebellion soldiers, as a memorial. Over the years more than one hundred thousand crosses of all sorts have been collected there. It would be kind of creepy at night I guess. We left, but not before we left our own mark. Yep.. If you visit you may just come across our own little mark of respect. (See the photos) We arrived in Riga after what seemed like an eternity stopped at ...
... put together.
While you may pass on celebrating your actual birthday, a Name Day is always observed. Name Day celebrants must receive gifts and flowers and even hugs (Latvians are generally not very touchy-feely). While you must call ahead for a birthday visit, a Name Day celebrant should expect family and friends to drop by unannounced. And, obviously, there is no excuse to forget your mum's or neighbour's Name Day - even some ATM's will tell you that ...
... tasting almost flat, but realistically offering a bite
to the palate.
Today was once again purge my stuff day, because
the flight I have to take tomorrow is limiting my baggage allowance like
crazy. I gave away so many clothes to the hostel today, as well as my
shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and everything else I'm hoping I can go
without for a few days. When I checked in for my ...
weekends are the most fun, and by weekends i mean thursday to sunday I think?
If you travel enough and surround yourself with good people and by proxy good places, then you will-most surely-have a time!
I have discovered that the Beastie Boys are my new favourite band. I discovered this by rapping them in kareoke style. this is where they play the song and then put the words on the screen. The B Boys are some awesomely ...