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    Rendezvous with Riga

    My rendezvous with Riga began much alike any other melancholy date. I groaned in despair as my bus circled Riga’s uninviting skyline amidst a desperate searching for parking spaces amongst cramped streets. Judging from my first glance, I was ready to  call the date a day. My eyes didn’t sparkle at architecture of the buildings,  the charm of the surrounding city didn’t prompt a spark of excitement in my stomach and above all else, the exterior walls of the city didn’t leave me with a desire to tell the social media world exactly where I was.  Much alike any dating myth, the inconceivable happened – I persevered past my initial…

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    My 48 Hours in Amsterdam

    Renowned for its elaborate canal system, heritage houses, red light district and notorious ‘coffee houses‘, Amsterdam is well-known to travellers as an awe inspiring picturesque destination. To me, this unique charm made Amsterdam the most desirable intermediate (48 hour) stop-over destination between flights. Curious to see whether the canal city resonated with me as it did a decade ago as a child, I meticulously organised my intinerary for the short visit. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans as dreary weather and light showers continued within the 48 hour period, derailing my plan of floating across flower laden bridges in a sundress. Fortunately most Amsterdam canal tours are enclosed, their coffee…