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... line-height: 12.6879997253418px;">Before everybody starts getting worried: I've only fallen down three times now. In a very controlled manner. Far away from any motorized traffic. And one of those times I "purposefully" went down to save an old lady. In fact, I feel much more secure on my bike then I do on foot sometimes!
... ground again. We took the 'massive-group-hug-with-a-tree'-approac h, which worked pretty well!
Disappointingly, we spend the last hour trying to get our hands on the resources needed to gain access to the really cool climbing challenge, but with no luck. So we collectively jumped into the "warm" sea in order to earn our final points, and called it a day.
Drama and Feelings
After dinner, each team had to prepare a little theatre performance, using a phrase given ...
... surprise me with a Dutch care package, which they entrusted to PostNL, which in turn handed it over to DPD Latvija, who made one feeble attempt to deliver it to my home during office hours, and then simply stacked it in some warehouse in Riga. It wasn't until my dad started asking weird questions ("have you seen a big white box lying around..?") via sms and I called DPD that they made a second attempt - two weeks later.
Being unsure about ...
... a look!
So on Thursday Inese and her husbad Māris came over to the office for an introductory chat, on Friday Anna and I checked the place out, during the weekend Inese cleared a couple of shelves, and on Monday evening Gīnts dropped me and my suitcases of at my new home!
Let me walk you through my new digs:
First you have to walk up the stairs to the sixth floor. Don't worry, it's not higher than my Viennese place, they ...
... Into the market. The first stall we stumbled on was selling 'prescribe them yourself' glasses and accessories. This was a bit of luck as the neck cord for my glasses needed replacing. One entanglement too many with my cycling helmet during emergency map reading while cycling round some capital city had strained it beyond its design parameters and it had finally snapped. Luckily there were a selection on display on the stand. Reasoning that it might ...