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Labor Day Vacation

Labor Day Vacation

Labor Day: Latvian (and Lithuanian) Style In the United States, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September, and it is typically the end of summer. However, in most other countries, May 1 is the traditional day to recognize the importance of labor movements throughout history. In Latvia, Rita, Anna and I had …

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Milano Days

Milano Days

First Days in Milan: Friday and Saturday, July 28-29 Some people were surprised when I told them that I was in Italy instead of Latvia. One of the things I love to do is to do what I can to make time spent as meaningful as possible. I likely would have left America in June …

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Il bene e il male

Il bene e il male

The Good and the Bad (Italian Style) As any experienced traveler will confirm, you never know what the unexpected will bring, so it is better to always be flexible and to be unconcerned if the world does not unfold as planned. The sun will rise and the sun will set, and everything else is up …

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Vitauts in Latvia 15: The National Library

Vitauts in Latvia 15: The National Library

The National Library of Latvia Gita Berzina, dad’s grandniece, invited him and I to go with her to the National Library of Latvia (NLL) to see the archives and then to her apartment to look through some photos. We found out later that she is actually making contributions to the library by giving them old …

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