Semarah Hotel Lielupe
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in order to 'network'.
We had to carry out a set of challenges, tasks and assignments that would take the entire day. The teams could do small assignments ("Take a group photo with a dog, a cat and a seagull" "Collect 5 different mushrooms and a boiled egg") to earn 'resources', which could be used to pay the 'entrance fee' to any of the Six Big Adventures.
Like in the Settlers of Catan, you needed the right resource for the right adventure, so that meant a lot ...
... hit whilst we were there.
Continued on towards Jurmala, which is only about 25kms west of Riga, but just as we were leaving Sabine, we spotted a couple of rare blue cows, so stopped and took photos. There are only about 100 blue cows left in Latvia. They are able to withstand the cold, wind and rain much better than the average cow, and as a result, a lot of cross breeding has been done.
Once in Jurmala, we wandered ...
... in a sentence (Mary does something, I do something to Mary, I do something with Mary), that person needs to have a name that follows the rules of Latvian grammar. This means that any name must end in s/is/us/a/e.
In practice, any foreign boys name is burdened with an extra s, while the girls usually receive an extra a. Hence the names Valters, Rafaels, Andrejs, Viktors. My name is not nearly girly enough yet; ideally I would be called Janija Ramakera. ...
... which turned out to be really cool. The traditional music and the happy skip-step and the intricate patterns really make you want to smile out loud, and even the little kid's groups were extremely disciplined and cute. And there are so many boys here that have some sense of rhythm!! I'm seriously considering applying to a dance company in Riga!
One thing that I thought was really cool was the way the acknowledgements had been weaved into the show. ...
... we undertook with our hosts: sitting around the camp fire in the garden, outside the city, and preparing a meal with freshly harvested vegetables. Also, we had the ultimate Latvian sauna (pirts) experience. We first visited the pirts museum, an endeavour of an enthusiiastic young Latvian man who collected, well, sauna's and not only exposed them but also offfered them for use. We did use a sauna in another place in the country side, just along ...