Aha! It is time for the blog post about Riga – my surprise birthday trip.
I must start by saying that I love surprises.
However, the week of the surprise was one of the busiest weeks for me, work-wise. And there comes by boyfriend one morning at 8am, casually telling me that I won’t be going to work that day. Nor the next day, and probably not the one after that either.
“What?!?! I have a ton of work to do!” (Most likely not the reaction he was hoping for…)
Not to worry, though, after some serious freak-out about work followed by adjustments made to allow me to still finish everything in time, I began packing. It was quite the task being completely unaware of where we were going. I was scrambling for things and probing him about the type of things I should pack. Let me tell you, his answers were more than vague!
In fact, he kept me in the dark all the way to the airport, and once at the airport, all the way to the gate. Very well planned, I must admit – I was impressed.
The flight was short and sweet – 55mins after taking off, we landed in Riga. (I gotta say, after flying 12-15hrs between Finland and Canada, these short European flights are more than welcome!)
Riga is a beautiful city and we were lucky to have such beautiful weather the entire visit – clear blue skies!
Thankfully Riga is full of nice places to escape the cold and have some warm tea and food (with very affordable prices). If you’re ever in the city and looking for something delicious (& vegetarian) and affordable with a great atmosphere and friendly staff, go to Miit! They serve lunch, hot and cold drinks, desserts etc.
All in all, the trip was great – too short, went by too quickly. We walked our feet off, froze our faces off, saw some Latvian art, learned some Latvian (‘paldies’ = thank you), ordered some room service and enjoyed a sauna spa complimentary of our hotel stay (and I did some editing at nights to compensate for being away ;)).
But before I go, there is one last thing I must share with you. This is a humdinger (as ‘Monica’ from Friends would say)! We decided to flee the cold and go see a movie. Here’s the poster of the movie we saw:
Do you see anything weird about the poster? I mean other than the translated title of the movie? Because I can tell you that this is the first movie I have ever seen with an American actor named Mets Deimons! HAHAHA! Have you ever seen that anywhere? There definitely is all sort of raping of films such as dubbing but in this instance, the voice of the actors remain, it’s only their names that have gone through a Latvian translation filter! Hahaha. This gave us a good few minutes of laughter ;)
On this hilarious note, I will wrap this up and hit the sack.
Some of the photographs in this post will be available for order through my Etsy store in the coming week.
Thank You and Good Night!