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Travel Blogs from Riga
... without all of that stuff blocking the building.
The castle was close to the water and John saw a bridge that led to an interesting building on the opposite side of the river. We thought the walk over the river would warm us up a bit because it was in the sunshine... nope. The interesting building was massive... about ten stories but shaped in a weird way, almost like a giant glass iceberg. It turns out that this building was the national library. We tried our best ...
... a furnace.
We continued to walk around amidst the forests, villages and buildings. This place was such an amazing break from the bustling city life of Berlin and Riga. At one point, I felt super suave because out group was trying to get into a fenced garden and one of the Latvian inhabitants (or possibly reenactment actors. still questionable) yelled at us in Latvian that we can't go in. ...
... the old town where I got the tram to the bus station. At the bus station I got on my bus which had nice big seats that reclined a long way, as well as mini tvs on the backs of the seats with english movies and music, pluuus wifi onboard. Yay! Can't ask for much more on a bus, except maybe free tea and coffee, which they also had! So after watching 'breaking dawn' and 'whats ...
... all the money is being spent to buy the peace that they can get with the drugs while "working", that they no longer have money to buy food. Addiction is a greedy and jealous animal, and the reality of the situation is too painful not to feed the animal.
In a few years, the child will either have a venereal disease, have had an abortion, or died from a drug overdose because the pain has become too much.
Not all children who have aged out are ...
... Well independent is what I mean.
Riga's on a harbour, and later this afternoon I went for a wander by the harbour - there were HUGE chunks of ice, maybe as big as small cottages racing downstream.
This evening I met up with the Swedish girls again at the Riga Opera House - we saw Verdi's Aida for about £3! It was great, though I can't get used to Opera Houses looking all old and sensible ...
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