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First of all, Latvian cars are magic. Even in the most antique models the lights switch on automatically, and yet the cars never run out of battery! And they can stay stationary without the help of the parking brake, which usually sits unused under a thick layer of dust.
The first time I drove in Latvia was on our way back from Laba Daba festival, when Renāte was too tired to drive ...
Be advised.. this blog entry is going to be one shameless advertisement for the Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, more commonly known as HEMA.
You see, the past week I've had a number of "just go to HEMA" moments. Dutch readers will know what I'm talking about:
On Monday, I blew out the bulb in my bedside lamp > "just go to HEMA and get a new one".
Tuesday, I tore several holes ...
... mentioned before, its people.
Despite its obvious drawbacks, from a tourist point of view, the country is easy to travel and is cheap. You can definately see that half of Latvia is determined to embrace change, move ahead ...
... of course) do all the work.
From Finland I jumped on another boat and found myself in Estonia, I didn't really know much about this country except that it has been in war almost forever and up until about 20 years ago was still occupied by Russians. I found myself a hostel and after a quick stroll around the old town (which is one of the nicest in Europe and still has walls around most of it), I returned to the hostel to find I had 4 Russian room mates ...
... these houses has an interesting architecture. The beach is very nice, but crowded. Locals say that in Latvia there are places where you can have a beach only for yourself, this because Latvia has the longest coastline from the 3 Baltic countries. Therefore, I will recommend you to go to Jurmala - take some pictures and move out from there in search of a quiet place where you can enjoy the Baltic sea and have a picnic there. ...