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A fresh blanket of snow made my way home on Thursday into a veritable adventure - big heaps of snow, ice and slush made me seriously consider throwing the towel (or rather: carrying my bike upstairs for winter).
... the EVS'ers and interns), so we extended the invitation to our most loyal volunteers. After some organisational hassle (remind me never to 'volunteer' to be team leader again), I found myself in the forest with Sophie (our English intern for the month), Laura, Sergejs (both volunteers), Lelde and Santa.
Confusion in a Dark Place
Upon our (granted, pretty tardy) arrival, we found that the cabins were assigned according to a first-come-first-served principle, and ...
... shopping and haircuts. It doesn't seem to matter how well you've packed or thought through what to take, there's always missing. Clothes also get tired looking after wearing them for days/weeks on end….. so, as much as I don't like clothes shopping, that's what I did. Allan seemed to be ok with what he has at the moment, so it was mainly me. He went back to camp and caught up on stuff (sleep….) and came back for me. Was ...
... place didn't even have a kitchen, but the owners were very willing to install one in the cramped hallway, right next to the shower cubicle next to the front door. Sigh!
The Ten Rooms
Seeing my growing despair, my host Gīnts decided to help us with a suggestion: he had a friend who lives in the city center who was looking to rent out a couple of rooms in her apartment. Apparently, she didn't know what to do with the TEN rooms she owned! Now ...
... where we stayed. Riga did not "feel" as old - there were not so many old buildings, the streets weren't as narrow and no plaques on the buildings. However, the churches (particularly the cathedral) were more impressive and the ramparts/towers were virtually nonexistent. We enjoyed the midday organ recital which showed off the instrument (the one rebuilt for the fifth time) and the acoustics of the cathedral.