If you have ever given thought to visiting Latvia, then speed up, please, because Latvia is rapidly loosing it’s authenticity. You may call it progress or globalization, but do I really need to leave my country to see more McDonalds, Nandos, Subways, Neros or M&S, Tescos, Emporios Armani, Dorothys Perkins, Gaps or Nexts ect. I think no. What interests me more are those small local shops and eateries and bars and restaurants ect. I think that’s one of the reasons I want to get to South America while it still lasts. I hope to find there that local spirit and soul our “civilised” countries have lost or are loosing. I think that is what Bill Bryson thought speaking about so many spoiled old places in England. So come to Latvia quick while it’s authenticity is not enclosed in museums only.
But if you are already here and heading to Cesis try Rakshi on your way. Besides some great attractions like guest houses, baths, rafts, segway snowcycles, quadracycles, paintball, and other opportunities to enetertain yourself, not speaking about the noteworthy neiborhood to explore – red Rakshi cliffs among them – Rakshi offer also something for animal lovers because they have also lamas, alpacas, gwanaco farm, and you can also have ride on a real onehump camel or dromedar and also two-hump camels. 🙂 Besides that you can have lama trekking or just watch these fantastic animals which at Rakshi are decently domesticated and are not extremely shy like their nature suggests.
Isn’t she a beauty?
All local guides were very nice and knowing.
Victor was fantastic as was his hairdo. Shame that they have nowhere where to pass on the sheared wool 😦
This is our trekking llama Musje we were entrusted with.
I think Musje liked el paseo 🙂
I liked it too:) Obviously that sheepish smile says it all 🙂
Up to red Rakshi cliff we went….
and then back.
mingling with llamas
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