TB Palace Hotel & Spa
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... quite the opposite. They all show a certain amount of healthy, harmless nationalism (when they're not being non-politically-correct anti-Russian). Everywhere you look you'll see people proudly wearing the national colours, traditional symbols, regional patterns, or "Rīga, es tevi mīlu" T-shirts.
Of course, Latvia only celebrated its 23rd birthday this year, whereas Holland got over its nationalist peak some time in the VOC days. I still think you ...
... All six of us crammed into a small room filled with metal file cabinets, as Māra shuffled round to disarm the alarm and open up one of cabinets, which revealed a wooden wardrobe with many many little wooden drawers. Each little drawer contained about a hundred little papers the size of a business cards, held together by little ribbons. This is the ultimate collection of Latvian folk songs, put together by Krišjānis ...
... Although only on one floor the exhibits seemed to continue forever backwards- a surprisingly large building! Each section explained a different era and what was happening to Latvia at the time. It was very in depth but easy to follow and very well written in Latvian, English, German and Russian. All sorts of war remnants had been collected; it was extremely informative and at times quite moving. We wandered the old town in the evening sun, enjoying the vast ...
... it definitely wasn't milk (or yoghurt for that matter), and directed us to where the actual milk was. Phew. Yet another close shave. After the checkout, we sat on an air conditioned seat, and we used the wifi to Skype Alison's mum, who had returned from her wee holiday in Largs. Then we trudged off back to the campsite. Perhaps it was just the chilling effect of the aircon in the shopping centre, but it seemed much cooler as we returned to the magic bus ...
... I saw a
hidden baggage fee I had to pay (even though I had done extensive
research, the discounted airlines often find a way to sneak prices up on
you) so I had to pay an extra $50 just to be able to check my one bag
with only 44 pounds of allowance.
BAH! I'm just going to brush it off, because bright and early tomorrow morning,
I fly to Amsterdam.