Monthly Archives: August 2004

TAKEN …… in Jelgava

We rubbed shoulders with the Latvian Police on our last day in Latvia. While marketing and eating in Jelgava’s Citymarket, Sean’s rucksack was stolen from his bicycle. The whole police reporting ordeal lasted more than 3 hours as we engaged … Continue reading

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Latvian feast

Sigulda, a scenic town surrounded by greens. It was here we had our introduction to Latvian breads. A typical traditional brick house in Latvian countryside Kristine, granddaughter of our hosts in Sigulda explaining the various Latvian breads to us Homemade … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters for … 1 night

Our first night in Latvia was in Valmiera and we landed ourselves in a Fire station! (This page is specially dedicated to our 2 Fire Chiefs in Singapore – Kenneth Mak and Ivan Kwok!) A Soviet era fire engine. The … Continue reading

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Horse riding crash course

While riding into Valmiera, we chanced upon a horse riding ranch… Sean traded in his alloy steed for the real steed Swee Kian’s first try on horseback Horse stable This stable has more than 127 years of history

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A pastor’s prayer

Heavenly planned meeting for us it must be for Pastor Ivo has indeed the day before been the pastor for the Estonian couple (Hi! Happily married Kristel & Lauri now bathing under the Turkish sun!) and in the very church … Continue reading

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Pastor Ivo Pill

Our last day in Estonia ended in Pastor Ivo Pill’s house in Sangaste. Welcome to Pastor Ivo Pill’s house Cooking in Ivo’s house Attending church service We left our appreciation messages in mandarin to Pastor Ivo. In return, he gave … Continue reading

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Estonian wedding party

We were cycling from Otepää, almost 30km from Valga when we heard loud music from a farmhouse besides the main road. As we approached the farmhouse, we saw the white ribbons tied on the cars and it seemed to be … Continue reading

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Sauna in Estonia

Mr. Urmas Kala’s house was our 6th attempt knocking on doors on Alevi   streetin Tartu. It had started raining, again and we were eager to seek shelter for the night. We caught Urmas in the middle of his sauna … Continue reading

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Chinese restaurant food in Tartu :)

We thought we’ve said goodbyes to having food from a Chinese Restaurant as the price is just too much for our long journey. However, we were wrong. For sometimes, the value of the food comes not from its price but … Continue reading

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A touch from a simple town of Puhja

20.8.04 was the 2nd Independence Day of Estonia, and we were seeing Estonian flags flying high in every house. It was a national holiday and Estonian relax in the cool mood, strolling along the roads, visiting some friends or simply … Continue reading

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