Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Visu Labu! (100/100)

Oof. We're really sad to see the 100 Days of Latvia effort end with such a whimper. We had hoped to do 100 days (mostly) in a row, and have a last day left over for a big retrospecticus. But packing and saying farewell to friends and flying across the ocean each got in the way in turn. And while we do want to make this blog something worth the time of those kind enough to stop by and visit, it just couldn't get to the top of the priority list recently.

So here we are, writing from a Holiday Inn in Winchester, Virginia, putting up a belated 100th post. This picture is a display of Latvian flags put up in Dome Square in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the re-declaration of Latvian independence, from the Soviet Union in this case. Which happens today, actually, so perhaps our delay was more fortuitous than we thought.

In any case, it was a wonderful two years in Latvia. We had our ups and downs, and Latvia had its enduring points and its frustrations. But overall, your correspondents have nothing to complain about. We'll be in the states for the next five weeks and change, after which, we'll be heading to beautiful Kabul, Afghanistan for a year of sun, fun, and guns. About all of which, more soon - but maybe not necessarily every day of the week any more.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, welcome back to US soil! And good luck with getting ready for your next post!

Winchester, Virginia, huh? That's some fun and interesting training, indeed! :)

Blessings to you as you get ready for Kabul! You'll be there with Nick & Liz (Go Global), I think... They seem like some super neat folks!

Anonymous said...

It's Friday, and it’s the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup’s Three Month Blogiversary - and you're on it!

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Liz said...

Let me guess...you're in FACTs training, yes? I recommend dramamine and lots of soda water for upset tummies.

Thanks to Kolbi for letting me know about your upcoming post. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about life in Kabul!

Liz (of Nick and Liz Go Global)

Rita Johnson said...

We are looking forward to following your adventures in Afghanistan. Hope to see you, Matt, in Colorado during your visit!

Take care and enjoy your new adventure.