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... and have it shipped by train to Riga (thank you Luis!).
Rattled to bits
Which was no time too soon, because my temporary bike had to be returned to my colleague Madara in May. And I also managed to pretty much wreck it, bashing it over the cobblestones in Vecriga (sorry Madara!). I'm not kidding. The poor bicycle literally rattled apart; the bagagedrager became unstuck, and I actually lost part of my spatbord. ...
... a job, or somewhere to sleep. There was this very old lady who was sitting on a corner, with a blanket, singing for at least 10 hours a day. She tore my heart apart and I felt so terrible for her sake. I felt extremely grateful that i have a warm house, lots of food and that I'm so lucky to travel around the world. I go to University and have the "perfect" life. Never forget the ones who do not have that. And be grateful for what you got.
... and Latvian food. It is safe to say that I am over-piroshkied and over-pelemniyed. But Riga was honestly an amazing place and being able to speak the language and connect with so much of my family's culture made it extra special.
Next week, we hit up Dresden and the Czech Republic so stay tuned.
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... rate I found confusing as it differed so much from Russia, while I got about 33 Rubbles for one Euro, here I was only getting 0.7 of a Lat for every Euro, it required a whole different mindset when judging exactly how much you were spending trying to appreciate the actual cost in something universal like Euro’s, which I was basing my budget on.
Meeting back up with Sara and the rest of the group we walked into ...
... very luxurious room and then went for a walk, in which I was very quickly impressed with the sights along the way.
The town is sweet and small, therefore I reached the center very quickly, making it easy for me to get a sense of direction, find maps and stuff like that. I really only spent a little while, poking around, looking in shops and the like, then I got hungry and stopped in a small shop for a sandwich before taking a nice relaxing bath and hanging out in my hotel.