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... 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! ...
... have passed over by then.
The camp site wasn't far from the old town, and all we had to do was drive to the shopping centre down the road, park, buy some bus tickets, and catch a trolley bus one stop. Easy. Strolled through part of the old town area, and had dinner at a traditional Latvian restaurant. Caught the bus back, and then put the tent up in record time at 10.30pm. Only light showers by this stage, so we were hoping for ...
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The first apartment we looked at was in a depressing Chruschev-era apartment block. The room temperature was approximately 30 degrees Celsius; the heating in most apartments in Riga is centrally controlled per block, which means that you're freezing your toes off on cold summer evenings, and packing the radiator in blankets and opening windows on sunny winter mornings. The very VERY retro 70s cabinets in the bedroom were filled to the ...
... cranking of the probably hundred year old plane was the opposite of reassuring. On the bright side, we basically had a private plane for 2 and a half hours.
Although I have been getting better at German very quickly, I was super excited to finally speak Russian with people (Russians are 30% of the total population and 60% of Riga's population so most people spoke ...
... to be brusque and say "hay-hay!" in Latvia. No, we're not in Scandanavia anymore. But Riga is a marvelous city. We found the open air market, the cobblestoned Old Town and a chocolate maker, much to Anna's delight. The former Soviet oppression is still palpable, but Latvia has been hard at work to shed its past. According to our Swedish friends, who served in the Swedish navy and lived in Moscow during the cold war, all of the Baltic states are trying hard ...