TripAdvisor Reviews Medzabaki Lilaste
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... in those fantastic traditional dresses, with the long braids, the little flowery crowns and colourful ribbons. And somehow, despite the dorky blouses and pants, they also seem to be able to maintain a healthy 50:50 boy/girl division!
And judging from the names being called out after a show I witnessed in Ogre, a dance collective also seems to be the place to meet your future husband!
The music they dance to is a bit more traditional and ...
... a pretty great job!
The Friday was all about getting to know each other. We started with a quick introduction round in the big circle, filling a "treasure chest" with our "hopes" and "lifting it up" with balloons full of "things we can offer". We soon turned to more advanced stuff; such as a round of musical chairs where we had to seek shelter in a "cafe" (a group of chairs) when it started "snowing" and talk to some random ...
... us to a bunch of places and ended with some really good potato pancakes and pizza.
06 April 2013
The next morning the whole group made a solid effort to be up early for the walking tour of the city. The guide was really interesting and provided lots of information on the city and the buildings, and it lasted for well over two hours. It ended at a restaurant for a free shot of the local Latvian liquor (which ...
Rundale Palace in southern Latvia, near Bauske. This place reminded me a lot of Versailles.
of Church of Sts. ...
... you'll know they are together because they dress alike.
As I sit here typing this--at the hotel bar--a group heads for the street yelling and behaving badly as they exit the hotel. Everyone seems to ignore them--or tries to ignore them. It is hard for me to imaging how anyone could be so uncouth. But, they are.
One final note: the streets are full of street musicians playing for coins tossed in their instrument cases or, in one case, in an ...