Villa Joma Hotel
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But then, right when I was thinking "Janny, you really ARE crazy!", the most amazing sight appeared! A bright yellow rain coat, bright blue rain pants, and one characteristically unbent, outstretched leg: the One-Legged Cyclist! He lives somewhere in Agenskalns, and works in the Center, I think, so our paths cross almost ...
... had already been eaten. So we quickly worked through the sign-up ritual (composing a lovely poem in five languages - Mandarin, Dutch, Latvian, Polish, Russian) and skipped most of the silly 'get-to-know-each-other'-exercises in order to munch down some tasteless beetroot soup. Sophie and I decided we'd rather spend the night in the car than on the floor in one of the cramped cabins.
By the time the welcoming was over, it was almost midnight: time for the first forest game! ...
... after spending about 2 & ½ hours wandering the shops in the nearby shopping mall. We also found a hairdresser who could fit us both in, so Allan had the best haircut he'd ever had – the hairdresser was very particular, and seemed to be happy to take her time getting it right, rather than a quick back and sides. She also did his eyebrows and ears, but thankfully not his nose!!! He'd did that himself a few days ago. I also had ...
... a look!
So on Thursday Inese and her husbad Māris came over to the office for an introductory chat, on Friday Anna and I checked the place out, during the weekend Inese cleared a couple of shelves, and on Monday evening Gīnts dropped me and my suitcases of at my new home!
Let me walk you through my new digs:
First you have to walk up the stairs to the sixth floor. Don't worry, it's not higher than my Viennese place, they ...
... saw the sights by conducted walk, hop on/off buses, cruising the river and just rambling. Probably the most outstanding part were the 800+ art nouveau buildings from the early 1900's, the largest covered markets in the world (where one can purchase all types of smoked fish, unpasturised milk (and cheeses, butter etc.) and fresh vegies straight form the producer) and a cousin to the 7 sisters of Moscow.