The wedding was great. The neatest little tradition came out of it. They had all the guests bring a small bouquet of fresh flowers to the bride. It is a Latvian tradition, you see. Naomi (the bride) had set up dozens of clear vases, of varying sizes, along the tables at the reception dinner. As people came and took their seats they put their flowers in a vase. It was breathtaking once all the flowers were displayed! A huge array of peonies, roses, irises, and many many other varieties of flowers in beautiful spring shades were displayed throughout the tables. Awesome! I think it should become the new wedding tradition! And to brag on the peonies......you know those things were the size of half a human head! Maybe a slight exaggeration......but not by much.
The New and Improved (cheers, Naomi!) Bikis Family
Since the wedding on Saturday, we have....
*ridden dozens of trains throughout London
*toured major attractions (Westminister Abbey, Big Ben)
*stayed a night on the South Coast of England and walked through the popular town of Brighton
*carried all of our luggage up and down the stairs of the underground
*arrived to our final destination of Riga, Latvia
One thing is for sure about London....that place is a melting pot! When you are there, you are around people ALL THE TIME! All kinds of strange creatures passing on the street and cramming into subways.
We will spend the next couple of days looking for an apartment in Riga. We (I) have become very certain that to optimize our time here, it would be the best option to live in Riga....near the action! Will let you know how that works out.
I am going to end for now. Getting way too late for me to try to carry on.