Freitag, 4. September 2015

This week

On Monday I worked ten hours. On Tuesday I had problems with my neck, but worked ten hours, coz I had to finish a project. During the night I used a warming pad for my neck. On Wednesday I woke and could not turn my head right, and up and down was not great either. After a visit to my doc on Wednesday I stayed at home with taking painkillers. On Thursday I had manuel therapy and I got: krrrtttkk. Today I am nearly back to normal.

How happy can back to normal be....

Samstag, 29. August 2015

Why?

I should write lovely personal stories here. About seeing old women with mittens on their needles. The hemp-farmer who tries to do a living with hemp products. Beautiful homemade meals. The weavers still weaving beautiful old woolen patterns. 

This time I was together with my husband on the road and in the course. And there is one curse for travelling not alone: it was nearly impossible to have great chats with locals outside the course. 
Do not get me wrong / I had a good time, just a bit different than the last years.

My time in Riga





I had a course to attend in Riga. Meeting local people and organisations. And trying to absorb everything of this city.

Riga and Latvia I got to know is not what you think. It is beautiful and ugly, the people are rich or poor in an unbelievable way. When you ask two people a question you will get more than three answers.

Riga has beautiful food markets and traditional crafts - yet I missed to see street-art and the food in Latvia was not up to the beautiful local products displayed in the markets.

Riga - central market





Riga - beautiful city








Freitag, 28. August 2015

Near Sabile










Near Sabile in the Kurzeme region is a beautiful outdoor art museum. It is so big you nearly do not see any other people. And nearby is a very good rstaurant. Try the potatoe pancakes or the vegetable platter and look at the art - well, that is what I did.

Travel in the Kurzeme region









From Liepaja I decided to explore a bit more of the Kurzeme region. And I really loved the landscapes and little towns, but beware of the food. As great as the landscapes looks as bad can the food in a restaurant be.
Better buy something to eat and drink in a supermarket. And the streets are really great, too. There are a lot of small streets that are only designed for one small car and consists of just some stones put on the ground. It was really fun for me to drive as fast as possible down these roads in the hope to be so fast no other car will go in the opposite direction, coz there was no space for two cars on the road.