Monday, September 3, 2018

Finding our way around Riga (Alternatively titled: Our kids don't know how to walk on sidewalks)

(This post was drafted during our first week here... and then life happened and it didn't get posted, so I'm posting it now!)
We've been in Riga a few days now getting ourselves settled and adjusted (hello jet lag). We've been looking at houses and apartments, opening bank accounts, and getting medical clearance. Also, scouting out the best playgrounds, ice cream shops, and as our kids say "kid-friendly restaurants," which to them means the waiter brings them coloring activities.

The city is super cute and we've enjoyed walking around exploring. Taxis have been super easy and there is a lot of English.

We're off to a great start and in Tegan's words we "keep forgetting we actually live here".

And that sidewalk thing? It's been quite apparent it is not a skill our kids have learned. I guess not having sidewalks their entire lives would do that.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Newa Lahana in Kirtipur

Over spring break we had a friend visit from the US so we took him up to 'The Slab' which is a place actually called Newa Lahana in Kirtipur.  They're known for their Raksi and have a large menu filled with interesting items.  Here are a few pictures from the trip:
Apartments in Kirtipur

Some Raksi and Buff (and Star Wars toys)

Allison and T at Newa Lahana

Monday, January 15, 2018

Balthali Hike Revisited

We first hiked Balthali in November 2012 and when a group mentioned they were going this year we decided it was something doable for the kids - though we brought the carrier along for Liam, then 3, to hitch a ride. Obviously I had us pose in the same spot for a side-by-side comparison between years!