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... The Lord of the Rings soundtrack may have been going through my head more than once. '
The guys had given me a watertight sack to put my backpack in which was tied to the kayak in front of me. I soon worked out the best way to open the bag, grab my camera, take a photo and get the camera back in the sack without any trouble. I just had to keep an eye on where I was going while taking the photo: the current didn't always keep the kayak pointed forwards as there were a lot of ...
... in the nearby cave. The advances of two Polish soldiers were spurned by the girl, so they lured her to the cave by a letter supposedly from her lover with the intention to rape her. When cornered by the soldiers, the girl pleaded for them to let her go, saying if they did, she would give them her magic scarf that protects from all wounds. Prompting them to test it, the girl got one of the soldiers to swing his sword at her neck. Which of course killed her. The soldiers fled and ...
... the countryside so while their teachers were Russian, they still had plenty of people in the village who spoke Latvian and so the children were taught Latvian as well. This wasn't happening in the cities. She lived on a cooperative farm and her mother had to work on the farm. During the summer though, children were welcome to also work on the farm and for this, they would be paid a very small amount. It was the first money that she earned and she ...
... John Paul visited. Many Catholics make a pilgrimage here in August. We passed many storks, in their giant nests and in the field, during our drive. We've seen them everywhere in the countryside in Latvia. Our first stop was the Latgale Cultural Museum in Livani. Here were old tools, furniture, looms and clothing, from the early 20th century. By the time we arrived in Preili, the sun was shining. We made a stop at a well known, ...
... a reasonable price. The hostess / owner is delightful and obviously an excellent cook. The grounds have a resident stork and baby on a pole. I like the fields around the house that are left as long grass full of field flowers and weed flowers which look pretty. Certainly, the Latvian people have had a torrid and sad history of repression. In this nearby medieval town of Cesis, over 50% of the population in 1917 were Jewish. Many became refugees ...
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