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Brothers in Berlin

Brothers in Berlin

Berlin 2019 One of the great things about living in Latvia is that I have the opportunity to just get on a plane for a few hours to travel just about anywhere in Europe. All the cities I dreamed of going to when I was growing up like Paris, London, and Cluj-Napoca are just a …

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Vasaras Svētki (Summer Celebration)

Vasaras Svētki (Summer Celebration)

Vasaras Svētki This weekend was Vasaras Svētki, or so I am told. I believe the holiday coincides with Pentecost, or, as my calendar told me, Whitsunday. In Riga, this means that Saturday night is Baznīcu Nakts (Church Night) when many churches open their doors in the evening to visitors holding celebrations with music and other …

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Springfield on a Saturday Night

Springfield on a Saturday Night

After teaching my 4th and final lesson for the first week of my two week CELTA training, I was happy to meet up with my old NeWP friend Cathie for a local’s tour of the town and some really good barbecue. We decided to go to Pappy’s Place, which is a tiny little bistro attached …

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Thursday: The Final Day

Thursday: The Final Day

Salaspils on Thursday January 5, 2017 Bruno set up a plan to come pick me up on Thursday morning, 11 a.m., and then take me back to Riga. There, I would spend the night at his flat, and we would drive to the airport together on Friday morning.  Again, I didn’t really sleep on Wednesday …

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Riga December 26: The Music

Riga December 26: The Music

Latvia: December 26-27 The 26th of December was a Holiday. I am hoping you all spent it doing something memorable and wonderful! My cousin Gita invited me to see the Christmas show at the Kipsala Exposition Hall. We had planned to meet for coffee before the show, but my internal clock is still way off, and …

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