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... forever to divide the 100 camp participants into four groups and to march them off to a near-by bunker in the forest, where the Rules were explained - in Latvian of course. Even though my new team mates were kind enough to translate, I still have no idea what the game was actually about.
There was something going on with questions, and people walking around in the dark forest, rambling random stuff plus the answers. However, these people would stop talking if they ...
... hit whilst we were there.
Continued on towards Jurmala, which is only about 25kms west of Riga, but just as we were leaving Sabine, we spotted a couple of rare blue cows, so stopped and took photos. There are only about 100 blue cows left in Latvia. They are able to withstand the cold, wind and rain much better than the average cow, and as a result, a lot of cross breeding has been done.
Once in Jurmala, we wandered ...
... design)) or given names. It took me a while before I realized that Als Gors and Džordž Kluni were not famous Latvians, but rather Al Gore and George Clooney.
My own lovely first name, which my parents spent nine months coming up with, in a spelling (y, not ie!!) that I've spent 28 years defending, was promptly changed to Jani when I arrived in Latvia. Brrrr!
The Six Declensions
The third problem in the Name Game is grammar.
... course, as we are walking to my carriage, we pass a restaurant car and since I was in first class, I got some treats on my table and some water and also the restaurant steward came by and showed me the menu and how to call her via a call button if I needed anything. Oh well. Next time.
So thought I would label the photos I had taken that day and man was I surprised when I got out the computer, looked just for grins to see ...
... our group got into the train and the porters started passing in the luggage. We had luggage coming in through the door and two windows. All of the rest of our group were at three different other doors to get onto the train. All of us made it onto the train but the luggage was still being passed through the windows when the train started moving. Luckily all our luggage did manage to get passed into the train but the last bag was being run down the ...