There wasn’t going to be a part two, but after nostalgically going through my “Latvia” folder on my computer, I felt it was an injustice to some of the photographs that I did not yet upload. And so, there is a part two.
Old Town – Riga. It looks like a set to a movie or something…
The market place. Here, Kostja bought us a candle made of honey wax and an orange vegetable drink.
Kostja’s home town Rezekne. Home sweet home.
We just had to take a photograph of us infront of the classic carpet on the wall.I’ll tell you guys a story now.
When we arrived in his mothers house, I had a little bit of a cough – the remains of a small fever I had a few days prior to the trip. As soon as she heard me cough a couple of times, she quickly gave me two little tablets to take. I gulped them down quickly and smiling, without even asking what they were – because, well, she is my love’s mother, and mother’s know best Later that night, she heard me coughing again, so she came over to us and asked if I wanted to have a warm drink to help me with my throat. I said “Yes, please!” and as soon as she left the room to make it, I was gloating to Konstantin, saying things like “Aww, look at how much she cares about me! That is so sweet of her…” and he laughed a little bit and said “Yeah, now you’re going to have to drink a glass of warm milk and sheeps fat”.
My laugh turned a little bit nervous, and I said “…oh whatever dude” and he said “I mean it.” I was slightly horrified, “what? Sheeps fat? What are you talking about?”
Unfortunately, he was not kidding. And I drank a glass of warm milk and sheeps fat and tired to look happy about it (it actually did help me with my throat though!).
The next day, she made sure we went to the local Pharmacy, and they bought me some disgusting classical cough syrup and lozenges (by the end of the trip, I was eating them like candy). When Konstantin tried to tell her that all this for just a little cough was unnecessary, she gave him a short lecture on why it’s important to take care of your girl. So each day, I was ingesting two unknown tablets, a glass of milk and animal fat, countless cough lozenges, and a couple spoons of bitter cough syrup, all for his mother’s love and acceptance. Which, I think I got, and it was all so worth it! Konstantin made fun of me, after I wrote the blog post on “How to make everyone in the world like you” where I basically encourage people to focus more on being a likeable person rather than trying to make someone like you – he said at the bottom of the blog post I should put a picture of me drinking the glass of warm milk and animal fat and write “And this is me drinking a glass of animal fat just to be liked.”
Oh well, that’s little ol’ me!
Storks in their nest. I’ve never seen them before! We were just driving past, and I said “Woah, hold on a sec. I think I probably just imagined it, but did we just drive past those birds that carry babies to people!?!” Well, I didn’t imagine it, and here they are! So exciting!
Forget-me-nots. Growing wildly.
Kostja reading on the train back to Riga.
Kostja and his sister in their old university.