In the past fortnight, I've had the pleasure of reading at the Stockholm International School in Sweden and at the Copenhagen International Poetry Festival in Denmark. Both events were well-attended and lots of fun!
But I don't want to write about that just now.
I want to talk about food!
Here's what I ate today, with A$ prices in brackets to give you some idea of the high-life we're leading!
It started with breakfast at our B&B in Tallinn, Estonia. Muesli with kefir (kind of like yoghurt) and black bread with cheese. Orange juice.
We then drove south heading towards Latvia, but had some spare Estonian money we thought we'd shed. At Parnu, we found a brilliant cafe that served delicious apple cake ($2 a slice) washed down with perfect cappuccinos ($2.50). We walked around in the rain for awhile, wondering how to get rid of the rest of the spare change. We ended up in another cafe where I had a slice of black bread with red caviar ($1), another slice with sardines ($1) and yet another slice with sardines chopped up with... something tasty? ($1). We gave up trying to get rid of the money and changed it at the bank for Latvian Lats.
We drove into Latvia and dumped our bags at the B&B in Riga, then caught a wonderful tram into the Old Town where we had dinner. A bowl of Borscht Soup with black bread ($3.60) followed by beef goulash ($8), washed down with a glass of white wine ($3.60).
On the way home we bought some bananas (50 cents) in a pathetic attempt to kid ourselves we're eating healthy. Who cares. Everything we ate today was delicious!
Tomorrow, it's the potato pancakes we spied on the way out of the dinner restaurant.