Though I know many people hanging around in these parts are glad to have me back in SFF blogging mode, I have to admit that I terribly miss backpacking around Eastern Europe. I realize that a rainy day in Helsinki or Riga beats a rainy day in Montreal, hands down!
The toughest part of coming to terms with the fact that the adventure is over is when you go through your digital photos to select those that you will get done. In my case, that meant reviewing over 1200 pictures. But now that the final cut has been decided upon, it's pretty much the end of the road for me.
I couldn't help but smile when I came across my very own SI swimsuit issue, which was a covert operation while I was exploring the various beaches of Jurmala, Latvia. I have one of those compact digital cameras that fit in your pocket, so I didn't have any of those great zoom lens permitting me to capture the natural beauty of the Latvian women in all of their splendor. No, this was an undercover gig from the get-go, with me risking my health by taking snapshots of sexy girls and trying to make sure that jealous boyfriends would not knock my lights out in the process. Surprisingly, I came up with quite a few pics that my friends (the guys, it goes without saying) will find artistically appealing!;-) Those on Facebook should see a couple of them!
In addition, I was pleased to discover that Club Essential (the biggest club in Riga) posted pics of the night we were there. Thankfully, Yours Truly didn't make the cut, but many fine ladies did. I poked around their website for a few minutes, and here's a couple of reasons to consider visiting Riga.
The gorgeous blonde with the shot glass at the top of the post just downed a Pirag -- vodka, apple juice, and cinnamon -- after which you bite into a piece of orange. Quite good, yet I wouldn't want a hangover from that alone.
Ah, Riga. . . If only I could be there right now!;-)
For the record, Club Essential wasn't particularly the shit. Especially not with those expensive drinks! But the scenery, as everywhere else in beautiful Riga, was arresting!:p