PhotoSoc have organised a short trip to Latvia starting at the very beginning of the Easter holiday. As it works out we are flying from Liverpool airport at about 6am on Sunday 2 April and returning three days later.
I've never been to Latvia before, nor has anybody else going so far... except Vlad. Vlad, however, has been a couple of times, even lived there for a bunch of years (like eight or nine of them) so he can speak the lingo and knows all the good places to pick up the cheap girls. Err, not really... he was eight when he left.
Unfortunately my Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring book, which I bought almost a year ago at great expensive, contains no information on Latvia. Brilliant. We're flying to Riga and staying in some cheapy hostels there.
Turnout so far has been promising. There are about eight or nine people who have their £50 deposit down already (the final price for transfer from Manchester to Liverpool, return flights and accommodation is expected to be £90-£100 -- bargain!) and plenty more will be doing so next Wednesday. PhotoSoc members only, but if you really want to come you can always join for the bargain price of £5 for the half-year!
Right, I best think about ringing my parents and telling them, so they don't read it here first :)