- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... 3. Be proud of your country
When I just arrived in Latvia, my colleagues asked me to organize a Dutch cultural evening. "You know, cook Dutch food, bring some Dutch items you brought with you, like a flag.." They couldn't believe me when I told them that Dutch cuisine is nothing to write home about, and that no normal Dutch person would be caught dead with a Dutch flag on them - except on Queen's Day and during football championships, of course.
... at the Latviešu Folkloras Kratūve (folklore repository) for more than half a century.
One and one is two, and so we found ourselves on a warm and stuffy Wednesday evening enjoying the breeze and the view on top of the impressive stalinist Science Academy building.
When we were done snapping pictures of the Rīga skyline, we went back down to the 21st floor, where our host Māra guided us past ...
... The war history museum here was spread over 4 floors with very interesting exhibits and guide books in English. It focused chiefly on the first and second world wars but also back to the prehistory. Passing Jacob's barracks we viewed the last gate in the wall, the Swedish gate, built during Swedish rule when Riga was the biggest city in the Swedish Empire. Around the corner we went to go and see Parliament which had large lantern-like street lights, but we felt ...
... there were no sprats, but there was a white smoked fish) deli meats and cheeses, mostly cut very thinly; pickles of various sorts, salad (as in, a plate of chunky cuts of cucumber, another of tomato, some lettuce sometimes) and then all the things you normally get at a breakfast buffet: cereals, muesli, yoghurt, several varieties of fruit juice and so on. A large vat of porridge. Also usually a large arrangement of whole fruit, a fruit salad ...
... the traders who came to Riga. Most of them are under restoration as they are gentrifying the area and turning the old storage sheds into new restaurants and shops and art stores and such.
The city has absolutely marvelous art nouveau buildings. They are so fun and beautiful to look at the facades. Some had angel faces, demon faces, dragons, ...