On February,13 the participants of the project "Living in Latvia- 3"went to Kurzeme
On February,13 the participants of the project "Living in Latvia- 3"went to Kurzeme to get acquainted with Kuldīga and its inhabitants. The town offers excellent possibilities of rest and entertainment to every visitor in summer and with its ancient charm and people's hospitality it can warm every heart also in the winter cold. Inga and Uldis are the local patriots whose stories and tales about the history and culture of the town makes everyone forget the unpleasant weather: .... and the last story - Uldis repeats it for the fifth time and again our thougths from the numb fingers are engaged in the romantic, historic and imaginative stories about the tradesmen and inhabitants of the town, the bridge and Peter the Great, the rich and their mistresses. Photo
We are invited to lunch. Do we, Latvians ourselves, remember when was the last time we sat at the long party table? More than 60 participants are sitting shoulder to shoulder to enjoy the food of Kurzeme, the stodiers and to sing the songs. You can hear talking in the latvian, Russian, English languages. The eating is followed by singing, dancing, weaving, handicraft - talks and activities - unremitting interest on the part of the participants for finally there is a possibility to see and touch everything, to clarify and try things. After the visit that lasted for 5 hours participating in the activities organized by Kuldīga people, the participants wonder: why do we have to leave? We will stay.
Thank you to the hospitable local people (organizers, singers, crafts people and weavers) - our common promise is - we will return!
The next seminar meeting will be on February 28/ March 1, 2013- the second seminar of the program "National economy of Latvia and employment". The experts' consultations will also be provided and we will visit the international airport "Rīga".