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... a loud barking salvo. And she can smell fear! When my language buddy Raitis came by the house, she continued barking and crying for 2 hours straight, until he left.
I soon understood why Lotte was twice as big as any Dachshund I've ever seen: she always had at least two big bowls of food (either dog kibble or dinner leftovers - biezspiens, porridge, meat) standing around. Inese promised that Lotte would become much more active in the summertime, when ...
... to Wikipedia, "HEMA is a Dutch discount retail chain [that] is characterized by relative low pricing of generic housewares, which are mostly made by and for the chain itself, often combined with original design." In other words: they sell just about anything you can imagine, it's cheap, it's cool, and it doesn't break!
Not that I'm a snob for a single (Dutch) brand. I would be very happy to buy a Latvian ...
... we left in a hurry because we didn't want any Latvian exchanges again.
The last stop on our list were the Russian Markets. The markets are housed in old German Zepplin Hangers and are among the largest in Europe. It was not very hard to imagine shopping in Russia when we were inside. There were a bunch of ladies in gigantic fur coats and ridiculous hats wandering about and being loud. Everyone just walked around in a hurry and no one ever heard of the word ...
... of the buildings are really, really hideous, with a thousand of what my Dad used to refer to as "gob-ons" - fat cherubim and squirly bits and strange animals, but then you come to one that is a little more restrained and it's absolutely charming. And the one right next door might be so plain as to be almost severe - I don't know a lot about this period of Art History, but I would guess the plainer stuff is starting to be Art Deco.
... We met the small group for the tour and our crazy tour guide and went on our way for the 2.5hr tour around Rigas 'new town' (their new town is still over 100years old, but its new compared to there old town...). So we went through the Riga markets (in buildings with the roofs of old WWII hangers) that smelt of fish and pickles, through the Moscow area (a large, poor, shifty area ...