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Latvians like to sing and dance. Or dance and sing. Or sing while dancing. Or dance while singing.
You know how little children in Maasland at age six can either choose to join the soccer club or the korfball club? Well, in Latvia the choice is a little more diverse: either you join a choir, learn to play an instrument, or join a dance troupe.
Consequently, it seems like every other Latvian can play an instrument. On a random Wednesday ...
... let alone launch a PR campaign?!"
Yes, that is one of the Grand Challenges of this whole EVS business! On Facebook we address an English-speaking audience, so there I'm the boss. On Twitter and Draugiem (think Hyves 10 years ago) we speak Latvian, so I have no idea what goes on there. Same goes for the website, although Anna and I are working to translate that into Russian and English, to speak to a broader audience than the 2 million souls ...
... just a short journey before we stopped at the Russian border. We’ve been moving for about 10 minutes and still hadn’t stopped so I dashed down to the toilet and back. Then it was about another 5 minutes before we stopped – seemed like. Wow, a lot of No Man’s Land on that train track. When I had boarded the train, the restaurant lady came around with paperwork. There was a paper to fill out for leaving Latvia ...
Rundale Palace in southern Latvia, near Bauske. This place reminded me a lot of Versailles.
of Church of Sts. ...
... seriously and I remember vividly the "Nuclear Attack" drills we held at the Harry S Truman Elementary School where we squatted down and covered our heads with our hands so that, when the nuclear blast wave leveled the school, we'd all be lined up for archeologists a few hundred years later could more easily count our mummified bodies.
Even today, the arch villains in many a movie speak with this accent. I can't shake this stereotype and I know better and should act ...