Baiba has two cousins and a small circle of friends living on her parents’ home turf.
Although she’s been to see them several times, (including once during the grim Soviet occupation era), this time she brought me along.
I was treated like royalty, indulging freely in the same rich cultural traditions that that I’ve seen being kept alive by the expat Latvian community in Canada.
Here are some snaps that don’t even come close to capturing the extent of the hospitality that was lavished upon us. Paldies!