Stopping in Riga
When we arrived from the seaside we thought would just be for a couple of days- but as you know- on the road things sometimes change. Actually, all the time. Ha.
We found a really nice spot, a small island right outside the main city center. It’s next to this crazy-looking TV tower.
It’s a nice place for fishermen and erm, romantic* couples (an educated guess from the quantity of condoms in some areas).
So it happens sometimes that we have to deal with our budget and with getting paid by our clients. Sometime things are lost in translation.
Anyway, we always have a plan B in place to get out of even slightly bad situations.
I grabbed my chalk and for 3 days I was in the city center doing some chalk art for the tourists- believe me there are a lot of them here. It was pretty interesting for me.
I started with a Hokusay, in a nice park, a Picasso and a Van Gogh in the main city center. People liked them; the police were nice; and I didn’t have any problems.
I was pleasantly surprised when a Dutch guy stopped by and explained to me how much he loves van Gogh.
He wasn’t embarrassed to even shed some tears of happiness in front of the drawing. That really made my day.
Anyway… we’re lucky we found a really nice and quiet place here to stay at, surrounded by trees and the river a few feet away.
We’re working on our ‘ ticket’ out from Latvia to continue our travels at the moment.
We’re involved with a new and exciting project that combines our strengths. Mel as a writer and me as a director- a profession that I haven’t forgotten and still love- especially when it’s in a new country.
This is still something a little ‘top secret.’ Let’s just say that we’ll share more info about all of this when things are more concrete.
Stay tuned! A, M & Mork