First Stop, Riga Latvia

One ferry ride later and Im in my first stop, good old Riga!

I took the overnight ferry from Stockholm last night, the old rust bucket Regina Baltica, the smaller, less impressive of Tallinks Baltic fleet. as you can see above, 5pm leaving Stockholm harbour is quite the afternoon rush. Our boat may be small, cramped and crap but this floating RSL always serves up a few fun moments, its a great mix of cultures, swedish, english, latvian and LOTS of crazy russians, although the fact that most people went through the EU line at customs tell me they are mostly Russian Latvians. Also dont forget the small Malaysian kiddies who spoke a very iirie american engish, like they had grown up in an international school, it was weird.

At night you can sit out on the deck and watch the still white nights, the sea was calm and in one direction was darkness and in the other a warm orange over the horizon. It occured to me out there that I havnt experienced real darkness in months, it will still be a month or two until we REALLY get the darkness here… well that was until I went back to my little room to find Vladimir the russian guy asleep in the bunk below me, with no windows, its dark alright. Before that I did get a chance to take in a little Karaoke. swedes singing in swedish is nice, russians singing in russian is also cool but drunk russians singing english classics, now this I can listen to all night long!

Today in Riga is nice and relaxing, I really miss to be on the road. Where the road is leading doesnt matter, just as long as I am moving. Iiris arrived quite late in Riga tomorrow so Im just hanging out till then, found some cool people in the hostel, should be a good night. I havnt found us accomodation in Tbilisi yet even though I told her we had it… but shhh dont tell her yet ok 🙂

Speaking of her, its my mission to try and get the best price for this girl as I can in Georgia. How much would such a strong young lady as her be worth to marry off to some local farmers son? 3 camels? 4 camels and a few sheep? Thats my final offer, no less than this!

ok make it 3 camels and a case of turnips and its a deal, whos coming to a georgian wedding! hahahahahah

By Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an Australian Stand Up comedian and comedy promoter based in Tallinn, Estonia. He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland

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