We were brought to a very confortable house, which could easily win the first price for modern design- Victor the arquitect loved its estetics and functionality. I LOVED THE BATH. WE BOTH LOVED our hosts- immediately. They are sort of people who apart from confortable economical situation make you feel at home the moment you arrive, serving their great company and best of cullinary skills ( combining smoked salmon with mango, porridge for breakfast and wine, thanks God) - without excessive eastern european hospitality, which on many occasions we had to ' suffer'. We felt at ease in our new home.
When we were asked what kind of food we had in Latvia, we respond quickely: strawberries and smoked salmon! Yes, we had tones of strawberies every day, probably the best strawberries in the world- is it because the day is so long at that latitute and the night is only 2-3 hours long? Or is it Baltic sea vecinity giving the straberries this extraordinary taste? Whatever it was, we could not stop eating them. We probably eat smoked salmon every day and only kefir could compete with the frequency we could have it. Ripe mangos in Liepaja? Yes!
What we admired in Liepaja was its arquitecture. Contrasts: old and new. Soviet and modern. Beautiful and ugly- side by side. Like in Buenos Aires.
But many of them mysteriously and romantically beautiful!
Our farewell milonga was held in a beach restaurant- big cosy wooden cottage!
Of course it was raining again that evening, but who cared! We had a nice milonga with a fashion show, lots of wine and fun.
... and again Liepaja- Warsaw, Warsaw-Podlasie( the train direction Moscow)-then Wroclaw and Brzeg, a charming town by the German -Czech border. Our next destination.