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The world is divided into two types of people: dog people and cat people. Dog people will tell you that there is no beast more loyal and friendly than their trusted canine companion. Cat people will tell you that they love their strong-willed and independent yet cute and cuddly furry friend.
Oh, and then there is the tiny minority that is mortally afraid of anything that has more than two legs. Those people are just crazy.
... anything from fishing rods and motorcycle tires, to rubber boots and home-knitted socks. The only problem is that you need to bring your Latvian/Russian dictionary to look up divritenu atslēgs or лампо
PS: whoever over-nights me a set of those old-fashioned bandenplakkers with the melty edges earns theirselves a lifetimes supply of free kvass and biezspiens!
... day I really will find out what those titles mean!) measuring the colour of the walls with bits of card. The breakfast was not as impressive as in Tallinn, but still pretty amazing. I could get used to eating large slabs of thickly cut smoked salmon for my brekky every day. The standard breakfast in the Balkans has been a table groaning with different sorts of smoked fish (in Tallinn, hot- and cold-smoked salmon, sprats and some other bits and ...
... for some lunch before getting the slow train back to Riga.
We all enjoyed a free beer together at Funny Fox Bar on our return.
This evening, we went sightseeing around the old town of Riga. There wasn't much to see, as it is so small. We also walked along the river, which is completely frozen over at this time of year.
Tomorrow we are going to Moscow, our first Russian experience. It will take 16 hours from Riga on an overnight train. ...
... recommendations: 1) St John's Church - the story told here is of 2 monks who wanted to get closer to the church and were then bricked into the walls there and fed through a hole which was eventually sealed up! Many years later when the structure was rebuilt their bodies were found and their faces are now depicted in stone on the wall outside as some form of respect. 2) The market buildings. Made from old Zeppelin hangars, the building was built at a slope ...