Riga Madness or "How to
get five hours sleep in only four days".
Yet another weekend in
Riga. Partied for 4 days straight with only 5-6 hours sleep through
the whole time. I think I got the sleep on Sunday.
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Night - La Roca
Daniel and I go into Riga at
about 11.30pm. We dropped our bags off at the hotel, put on the
disco threads and headed straight to La Roca. Not many photos I'm
afraid as I accidentally wiped the first lot of La Roca pictures. Was
a great night. I got home at 6am. Daniel left an hour later
with god knows who.
Daniel and two girls.
Me showing my one of my
legendary dancy moves.
Me and two different girls.
Daniel with the beginnings
of looking totally wasted.
Me and Dan
Daniel and some girl.
Night - Vincents
Didn't actually sleep all
day despite best efforts. Dan rang me at 11am and said he still
hadn't slept since he left La Roca. Too much Red Devil and vodka
could be the culprit me thinks. I hadn't slept either so we went down to
catch breakfast. After breakfast, both Daniel and I tried to get
some sleep again (separately) but by 4pm it wasn't working so we went to the hotel gym
and worked out instead.
Later, we met the Anna and
Julia in the hotel bar and went off to Vincents, the top restaurant in
Riga. What a time!
Me surfing the luggage
trolley at the hotel.
Daniel and Anna
Dan with his cigar doing a
Groucho Marx impression.
Me and Julia.
Me looking very very
Julia posing with a rose
between her teeth.
Julia eating the rose.
Julia force feeding me with rose. It was made from marzipan
just in case
you are wondering.
"Who's the daddy?"
Poof Daddy, the notorious
white rapper and gang-star, wearing one of his 15 fur coats. He is on
the phone to one of his 'product' distributors or perhaps his lawyers.
Night - Nautilis
After Vincents, we all went
to Nautilis where Palazzo was having some kind of party. It was a
great night. Met all the Palazzo management and caught up with a lot
of the Palazzo girls. Drank cognac in the VIP bar with one of the
owners. Man, that cognac tasted good. It could be my new
The night was Fight Club
night or some theme. looked good.
Portholes and fish tanks in
the VIP bar. Me looking a little worse for wear after nearly two
days without sleep.
One of the barmen in the VIP
Nadia and Julia.
Svetlana and Julia.
Girls dancing in the VIP
Julia knocking back another
Julia with Olgda.
Julia succeeds where many
have tried and many have failed. Sigh!
Julia and me.
Julia looking like she is
going to do something naughty.
And there it is. Much
Nadia leaving Nautilis.
Julia and one of the girls
in the shop just as we were leaving.
Afternoon In Riga
Stayed night at Julia's
until 3.30pm Sunday afternoon and then went back to the hotel, showered,
changed into fresh clothing. Went and had coffee with Dan at
Nostalgia, a place decorated with communist murals and displaying a little
old fashioned Soviet decadence. Julia joined us before taking us off to the Lido for
dinner. The Lido is this huge family smorgasboard restaurant which
sells lots of Russian and Latvian food. Excellent stuff.
Cool picture of the river.
night at Svetlana's
Julia and I hung out at
Svetlana's for a few hours drinking champagne, nibbles
and watching videos from
the launch of Palazzo. I played around with with
the camera and took a few shots of Julia.
The photo session later took
on a different flavour as Svetlana said a few things in Russian to
Julia. Before I knew what was happening they both started giggling
and ran off into Svetlana's bedroom. A few minutes later, Svetlana
came out, dimmed the lights, put some music on and I
was treated to a
lingerie show from Julia.
There are more photos but I
promised to keep them private.
Morning 3am - Nautilis
Left Julia's at 3am and went
to find Daniel as I was worried that I got the flight time wrong and that
he would miss the flight. Located him in Nautilis looking pretty wasted.
Poster in Nautilis.
The girl in the photo below is Svetlana.
Morning 4am - La Roca
After Nautilis, we came to
the conclusion that there wasn't much point going home to bed so we went
to La Roca. The place was still going.
Alien landing lights #1.
Alien landing lights #2.
Strobes going off.
Dan looking like he's got
too much energy.
Me looking very haggard.
Neon sign in one of the bars.
9am - Arrival
Dan and I not looking too well.