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... shoes, items they had never seen. They didn't know that there was anything better because all was monitored such as the television, radio and newspapers, and they were not allowed to travel outside the country. Only athletes and artists competing or performing traveled to show the world what the Soviet empire can produce. Today Latvian is the official language and after ...
... from Vilnius about this commemeration. On 23 August 1989, two million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined hands in a human chain stretching over 400 miles between Vilnius (Lituania), Riga (Lativa), and Tallinn (Estonia), to protest the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Nazis and Soviet Union.
... the procedure in English, so we had to wait for her more bilingual colleague to finish and help us. I'm always surprised that the ones that do speak English even now words such as lingonberry juice and polenta.
After dinner we had a quick beer in an empty underground bar/disco that mentor Valters had pointed out to me, and then we caught a movie for a mere 4 euros and 12 cents.
On Tuesday - my actual birthday - I had to ...
... want €4.50 a day. Nae chance. Better to use the free wifi available in just about every cafe and restaurant in town. After a lazy afternoon in the shade, we wandered into the old town over the bridge. We stopped in a cafe on a square for a beer and in Alison's case a smoothie. Then we sought out a restaurant recommended to us by the German cyclists we met at the bunker. It did 'traditional Latvian food' and, while I have no way of knowing if it ...
... the Baltics). I had a Latvian Beetroot soup (similar to the Russian Borsch) which was served cold, then porc filet with a massive baked potatoe and a cocktail that had Black Balsam in it, all very tasty and for only CHF34.-.
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