Villa Joma Hotel
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... single rose for the leading lady, a bouquet for the choreographer or the conductor. Not so in Latvia.
There. Must. Be. More. Flowers.
You simply cannot go to a dance or music recital without flowers. And either everybody knows somebody on stage, or some people just bring flowers to give to a random performer.
At the anniversary performance in Ogre, I thought that it was very cool that the dance group thanked ...
... everybody spoke Russian.
We then had about an hour to find our way through the forest to our spa. Being used to Scheveningen and Hoek van Holland, we were amazed that we smelled no salt, felt no sea breeze, heard no sea gulls and saw no dunes, even though the map told us we were less than 200 meters from the Baltic Sea! There was just forest, forest and forest, dotted with little run-down summer houses and fantastic modern beach palaces.
... when Latvia was still a soviet republic. I remember walking with her through neighbourhoods of her past and thnat she said her visit back home after 40 years was bittersweet. I also remember new Latvian friends at that time envisioning how Riga would be and look with outdoor cafes and a bustling street life. That dream is now a realitj ...
... walking around. Again lots of market places that we cannot not stop at. We had our meal in the hotel we were staying at both had soup I had a Latvian dish and Diane had a vegetable dish both of us enjoyed the meal I also had 3 x 500mls of beer and Diane had 2 glasses of hot wine which she has come to like. The total cost of this was about $30 not bad considering that at all the market stalls we found that here was about twice the price ...
... a perfect place to start our party. The Radisson Hotel Sky Bar offers the most astounding views of Riga and serves reasonably priced generously charged cocktails in an elegant setting. From up there we watched the sun going to rest after its longest course of the year.
The party went on down the river and it wasn’t until the very early hours of the morning that every member of ...