Monday, January 19, 2009

The Freedom Monument

Advice to tourists posted on the British Embassy website: Do not urinate in public - always use a toilet. It is not worth going to jail or paying an expensive fine.

For Latvians, Riga's Freedom Monument is a symbol of the liberty and survival of their nation. For some British stag parties, it's a place to have a piss while your friends take pictures. "Those English pigs...they are a dirty, hoggish people," ranted Latvia's interior minister after a 34-year-old Londoner was jailed last year.

Oink Britannia, I suppose.

1 comment:

Myeral said...

A 'dirty hoggish people' sounds like a fair summary