Month: August 2017

The Differences Part 2: Time

The Differences Part 2: Time

Time/Laiks After over a week in Latvia, I feel like I’m a bit of an expert on the whole thing. (Do I need to point out I’m kidding? Probably…) From what I can tell, time moves differently here than in Nebraska. Maybe it’s because it’s summer, and I don’t have a job, but the rhythm …

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The Differences Part 1: Money

The Differences Part 1: Money

Atšķirības I suppose that one of the interesting topics to write about is how Latvia is different from the United States. Since it is a part of the European Union, I’m sure that some of the differences will carry over to other countries you might be interested in visiting, but I am also even more …

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Kapu Svētki

Kapu Svētki

Kapu Svētki Alūksne, Latvia 5-6 Augusts 2017 After renting a car and dropping off Gita, I went to pick up Rita for our trip across Latvia on the A2 “highway” to our overnight stay in Aumeisteri just east of Smiltene, where my father, Vitauts, is from. The manor was a last minute choice. Every hotel in …

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Week in Review and a Weekend Car Rental

Week in Review and a Weekend Car Rental

Week in Review 7 August 2017 I have been away from the United States for over a week, and tomorrow will mark my first full week in Latvia. I had been meaning to write a post per day, but time gets away from you when you are traveling the bumpy highways of Latvia! Last week …

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Piektdiena: Krex, Brex, Fex!

Piektdiena: Krex, Brex, Fex!

Krex, Brex, Fex! Friday, 4 August 2017 What a day! Sometimes these days seem to last and I do more than I ever thought possible… I am sitting in my lovely little cottage with wi-fi (story to follow) on a Friday drinking a Tērvete beer and getting ready to watch some Netflix before I finally …

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Levadot Latviju

Levadot Latviju

Entering Latvia 2 August 2017 We took a taxi, then a bus, then a plane, then a taxi, and finally Ansis picked me up in the center of Riga at a lovely Hindu restaurant called the Bhajan Cafe. It was an exhausting day, but other than missing our first bus to the airport, rather uneventful. The …

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Last Day in Milan

Last Day in Milan

Final Day in Milan July 31, 2017 The last full day in Milan was casual, so this will be a casual and short post to get us to the transition, and maybe get caught up in real time! Rita did some shopping while I stayed home and luxuriously basked in the glow of Netflix for …

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Milano Domenica

Milano Domenica

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! July 30, 2017 After a nice easy day mostly spent at “home,” we decided that Sunday would be our tourist day. Rita had her designs on the Pinocoteca di Brera with some of the biggest names in the history of art on display. Milan is built around the Duomo in the center …

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