My Summer Adventures

Hi there! I’m Vlad. I’d like to tell about my summer rest. I’ve visited three European countries this summer: Poland, Estonia and Latvia.

My trips to these countries were exciting, thrilling and emotion-packed. I went there together with the boys and girls from the sport club ‘Ivazar’.

It took us 22 hours to get to the place of our destination in Poland. The trip to Estonia was longer, it took us more than thirty hours on the bus. In Poland we stayed for seven days in Chelmno, a charming little town. It wasn’t my first time here – it was my second visit. Our town in Estonia was called Vyru which is more that 1,900 km from my hometown. The purpose of our trips was to take part in performances. We took part in the festival for children and adults in Estonia.

Our first days after the trips were all about relaxing after the long journey. We needed some rest. There was a beautiful lake near our camp in Chelmno and we swam in it every day. We enjoyed hot sunny weather. We had a real adventure in the aqua park where we had fun for some hours swimming, diving, sliding and splashing like kids.

The sportsmen of our club took part in several concerts in Chelmno and Swiecie, a town in northern Poland. We had a chance to meet the mayor of Chelmno. We felt like local celebrities! We had a busier schedule in Estonia where we took part in five concerts in two days. The boys demonstrated judo throws, fighting techniques and acrobatic stunts. The girls performed sport dances which are a combination of gymnastics, acrobatics and dancing. I must admit that the concerts left me exhausted, but deep down, I was proud of myself because it was the first time I took part in shows abroad.

We made a sightseeeing tour in Riga, Latvia, on our way back home. The thing which I liked the most was Riga’s Old Town, a charming area with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and historic architecture. We had a chance to explore the local stores. I brought some souvenirs to my family.

In a nutshell, my summer rest left an indelible mark on my heart as it was packed with new emotions and experiences and unforgettable moments. My friends and I had lots of fun. I’m looking forward to new adventures.

It’s Interesting to Know

Riga is the capital city of Latvia, a country located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Riga is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Riga, which is part of the Baltic Sea. It is the largest city in Latvia and serves as an important cultural, economic, and political hub for the country.

Riga has a long history that dates back to ancient times. It was founded in the 12th century and has been influenced by various cultures. Throughout its history, Riga has been an important trading center due to its strategic location along trade routes.

Riga’s Old Town is a popular tourist destination where people can explore medieval churches, old merchant houses, and learn about the city’s past.

Riga’s Landmarks:

  • Riga Castle is a historic castle that has served as a residence for various rulers throughout history.
  • Freedom Monument is a tall monument that represents Latvia’s independence and is an important symbol for the country.
  • St. Peter’s Church is a famous church with a tall spire that offers panoramic views of the city.
  • House of the Blackheads, a stunning building that used to host social events for the city’s merchants and traders.

Riga is known for its rich cultural heritage. It has a vibrant arts scene, including theaters, museums, and galleries. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating traditions, music, and food.

The official language spoken in Riga is Latvian, which is part of the Baltic language family. 

In a nutshell, Riga is a historic and picturesque city in Latvia, known for its beautiful Old Town, important landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene. It’s a place where people can learn about history, enjoy traditional cuisine, and experience the Baltic way of life.