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â€¦ continuing my tripâ€¦ ;)
22:00 I am in Riga. Did not sleep on the plane, just was dreaming and listening to music. My friends Kitija and Ivars met me at the airport. I was so tired, just wanted to go home and relax. But of course, Kitija made a nice dinner at home, we had few shots of tequila and long talkingâ€¦ ;) Typical Lithuanian - Latvian eveningâ€¦ ;) Just without songs and dancesâ€¦ ;)
Next morning it was September the 1st - official new school year opening day. We took Kitijaâ€™s brother and sister to school - everybody were with flowers. Here there is a tradition to give flowers to your teachers every 1st of September.
After a nice morning/lunch coffee we went to see Riga. Just walked down the city, took millions of pictures. Ivan was lucky - had a private photographer! Ivan, you can pay the receipt back home! ;) Haha! ;)
Few hours walking around went by really fast.
After having coffee with Lena and Ivan I had to leave them for a while. Met Kitija and went back to Jurmala to congratulate her sister and brother with the first day in school. Itâ€™s a tradition in our countries.
Just before the dinner I ran to the sea - wanted to see sunset - you know that I am crazy about sunrises, sunsets and sea in general. Kitija made some really nice pictures of me (can see them in Jurmala's day) at the beach - wow, I wanted to stay there longer, but as far as we had dinner and going back to Riga after that meeting Ivan and Lena, so had only about 15 minutesâ€¦ Next time will spend there all day! Maybe with my personal Mr. Photographer... ;)
After the dinner we took a bus to Riga.
Finally we got into be bar Leningrad (where Ivan (!!!) was taking us - seemed that he knew old town better then local), but it was too full, so we stepped into the next bar. The bar had no name (as we thought so) so we called it James Bond 007 referenced to a poster on the wallâ€¦ :) Spent there a few hours, maybe less - everybody were tired a bit. So we took Ivan to his hostel and went back to Jurmala. As usual, did not go to sleep right away - looked through the pictures and discussed the day.