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... barely enables you to negotiate the spiral staircase to the top stopping at the various rooms, nooks & crannies along the route. The contemporary art exhibition set in an abandoned warehouse was an interesting venue to display works of art that were often nearly as tall as the building. Grizzled hands emerging, gargoyles on the roof, strange figures in the garden all lent a sinister but entertaining element to the exhibition.
04 April 2013
I had to be up pretty early to catch my bus down to Riga (9am...) so Itried to sleep most of the five hour journey. Luckily the bus station was located nice and close to the old town so it didn't take too long to get to the hostel. Not long after I arrived a couple of Americans also arrived for the one night so I headed out with them to look around the town.
We ended up going to a nice little restaurant ...
... of Riga is the same deal as Tallin's, very old, very pretty and very nice to spend a couple of days wandering round.
On Friday we were introduced to all of Janis' friends and the joys of Latvian rap music...
Janis' friends arrived at about 11 and then we headed to one of Riga's clubs at about 3 then Charlie and I were first to flake at 5.30.
The bus to Vilnius in Lithuania was only 4 hours but it seemed a lot longer after drinking so much the night before.
... and very little food.Desperate and on the brink, these precious children will turn to prostitution.
In Latvia, prostitution is legal. It only becomes illegal when a third party (pimp) becomes involved and Latvia has a high percentage of prostitutes.
I can't tell you how this breaks my heart. I can't imagine strange men doing things to my body that are so private and so personal all so that they may relieve a desire and gain pleasure from me, not out ...
... a hole in it. Said that she would have to change it as she didn't have any needle and thread,
BARB: Oh! I brought a sewing kit with me, it's in my suitcase!!!!!!!!
I REST MY CASE!!!!
Unfortunately there will be no email update from Bec today as she is still up in the Skyline Bar some 26 floors above the city, However I am sure that she will be back bright and bubbly for our next edition.