Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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Hostel lady: These people are from Australia
Shop Man: No, don't be silly
Hostel lady: Yes yes, they told me they are from Australia
Shop Man: No definitely not, obviously you really mean Austria
Hostel lady, confused now, to us: Austria, Austria??
Us: Ne, ne, Australia, Oostoraaliya
Shop Man, wide eyed now: Australia? Really? No! But it is so far away. Why come to Latvia?
The attractions of Ventspils, other than the friendly people, are the lovely long white sand beaches and the numerous park filled with quirky sculptures and enough inventive children's play equipment to send my inner child into heart palpitations of delight. There are also a collection of cow statues let loose around the city for no describable reason other then, why not?