Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baltic Days

At this time of year, when the temperature goes up the snow invariably comes down. After things peaked at a semi-tropical high of two degrees on Tuesday, I woke up the following day to the sight of snowflakes twirling past my window. This morning the streets - and my shoes - are covered with brown salt, the back of my newly-washed trousers splattered with grey, slushy water.

5 comments:

Cardiac Marketer said...

Read your posting with great interest. I have just returned to the USA after 15 months in Riga. To say it was an impactful experience is an understatement.

You are not alone, my friend. Actually, I worked out at the Rimi office on Deglava Iela. Our analyst is also a Brit, from Norwich.

I think his football team hovers continually at the edge of relegation. He might need some cheering up.

Hang in there, and stay warm!

Osakajo
Dallas, Texas, USA
http://osakajo-expatfromhell.blogspot.com/

Michael said...

Cheers for the comment. Your analyst is in an even worse footballing position than me - though maybe not for long.

TeeTotallyNot said...

that pic might have been taken in Berlin...
it's been coming down for almost 48 hours non-stop now, just not sure what "it" is.. certainly not snow anymore..
dirty season in just about any sense..

Myeral said...

Ever thought of applying for a job with the Latvian tourist board?

Michael said...

They turned me down. Too cheery, apparently.