Rafael Hotel Riga
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... m neither a cat person nor a dog person. What happened, you ask? Well, I moved to Riga.
Lotte the Dachshund
You might remember that my pied-a-terre in the Silent Center of Riga came not only with 10 rooms, but also with a landlord and -lady, and a sausage dog called Lotte. Small though she is, she can make an enormous amount of noise. The first time we viewed our new house, she welcomed us with a big barking attack, which only stopped when ...
... my skin-coloured tights > "just go to HEMA and buy a new stock, because I will tear at least 2 per week now that the weather is nice enough to wear them".
By Wednesday, I had run through two glue sticks for my DIY mirror frame project > "just go to HEMA".
And the week before, I finally got my very own bike (which warrants its very own blog post, so be patient), and I needed a proper lock, a ...
... the hostel to warm up a bit. Even though it was almost 1pm, there was still breakfast food out on the table and we helped ourselves to another round. Why not, right? It took us about a half hour to warm up enough and gather up enough will power to want to go back out into the cold.
On our second venture out we stopped by the clock tower so that Johnny could get his LATVIA! picture. This picture has a history with his band days at Ohio University. Short story is ...
... walk to see the Art Nouveau district today. We are starting to learn our way around the Old City, thank goodness, as we had to cross it in order to get to where we wanted to be. The Art Nouveau buildings are a funny lot. Our guide pamphlet (which isn't any more intelligible on the second reading) kept referring to "Eclectic Art Nouveau" which is not a term I've heard used, but it seems to mean "ragbag of styles, some of which are sort of Art ...
... drink and blankets, then we went for another drink at an irish pub crowded with people due to the 4 football matches playing on the tvs at the same time. After a while we got too cold since we were sitting outside so we made our way back to the hostel and went to bed.
Thursday 20th Sept
Today woke up after a nice sleep at about 9am, had a skype, a shower and got ...