January 9th, 2008
Categories: General

Woah! We’re Going To Latvia

 

“It’s amazing!” Celeste told my South African Brother Alwyn on returning from my trip around Europe “Could you believe Rhys had never left the country before the start of this year? Now he’s turned into a right jetsetter!”

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that a number of the tour were leaving their respective countries at the same time.

Anyway, time for this Jetsetter to…jet set again, as I go to a country that is going to be the furthest away from home I’ve ever been. And more importantly, my brother hasn’t been…

Latvia!

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Now, as I have a number of American readers, I can’t expect them to know where Latvia is, so as a little bit of a primer, it’s a country on the Baltic sea, which and got Estonia and Russia surrounding it. It was a former member of the Soviet Union and officially left it in 1994. More importantly, it’s got a bobsleigh run and an AK-47 rifle range.

It’s become more and more popular to go to, especially amongst young people (largely because it’s so cheap to stay there – I’m in a hostel for 3 nights for £15) , but I’ve been told it’s become a bit of a stag do heaven…unless when you go in winter. Average tempertaures in February is -10°C, hence why most of the drunk English stag do’s don’t go there.

It’s going to be freezing, it’s going to be different, but it’s going to be fun!

Anybody else going anywhere fun soon?

Photo Copyright: Riga Bridge By Twilight by liber and Riga Cityscapr by Upyernoz used under CC Attribution 2.0 Generic

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