I'm trapped in Liepāja. Where is Liepāja? It's on the western coast of Latvia, on the Baltic sea (check the map I posted below). We (me and my new German friend Verena, who I met in Riga) came here for a night and tried to leave this morning, but it turns out that the only bus to our next destination (Klaipėda, Lithuania - also on the sea) is at 7:40 PM. So I'm not actually trapped here, but here longer than planned.
The town is all right. The real attraction, though, is the beach. A beautiful white sand beach:
(Beach fully equipped with older men in speedos.)
The town might be more interesting on the weekend when tourists arrive and there is more activity at the bars and clubs. But on Monday night the town was quite empty as you can see from third story of the The Rock - the bar/restaurant where we had dinner:
Have I found anything else that makes Latvia unique? Well, this seems to be the most expensive country of the Baltics. I think I already said that its Russian population is larger than in Estonia or Lithuania, so it's quite useful to know Russian here. Once I get to Lithuania (if I EVER get to Lithuania) I'll have more points for comparison.