The countryside northen of Riga (Latvia) so charming but so tough

Cycling to the capital of Latvia, I had some tough time but it made me end up in a wonderful place…

 

Bicycle on the beach
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I never thought that I in the northern coast of Riga (about 70 km from the city) there would be such beautiful landscapes, amazing, fascinating views that drained up the battery of my camera.
Actually I regret to have made so much pictures, because I spent the most of my time looking at the camera instead of looking at the reality.

 

Vidzemes akmeņainā jūrmala
Rocks on the Latvian north-east beach

 

The enjoyment of the sight made the time passing fast, suddenly it was dark and I was still 70 KM from my destination (Riga), I thought “ok, I will spend the night in a hostel here…”; actually I didn’t had into account that there are no hostels in those villages, not eve motel, there were two camping but they were close.
After few kilometers I find a guest house, I call the owner and he asks me: “how many you are” – I say – “I am alone…” I don’t finish the sentence that the guy reply: ” we are closed.”
I start to think to pass the night in the forest, but it is about to rain and for the day after there is the same weather forecast: rain.

 

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I go to a supermarket to ask if they know any place where I can go and to buy some food. The food is extremely expensive and of bad quality, I ask the woman if I can eat inside the supermarket cause I am cold outside (I cycled for 10 hours and I wanted some warmth), the woman says: “no”.

 

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I find a last camping on google maps, I call and a really kind woman, speaking perfectly english (better than me at least), says: “just come to a green gate”.
Of course I don’t find the gate, but after a couple of calls we find each other and I am so surprised of how friendly and kind this person is.
She tells me that they are close, but she wants to help me and she can offer me an appartment, for free! – I was actually shocked from her kindness and good heart.
I enter the place and is just amazing, beautiful wooden floor, wooden doors and all modern with all comfort!

 

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Is from here that I am writing, in this moment…

 

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I want to link this place cause such kind acts are not common:
https://plus.google.com/109814064533338343955/about?hl=en

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How to live stream (broadcast) your camera from Android to youtube easily and without any additional software (just using hangouts)

UPDATE 2016:

Lucky someone made finally an app to stream:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tilda.youtube

 

Due to a change in youtube settings, the system below works no longer

Soon I will stream my bicycle trip, live on my youtube channel and I was looking on the web how to do it…

It looks like that at the moment the only app that can do it is BigVencoder, but is a bit tricky to let it work, that’s why I have found my own workaround to do it.

Here the instructions (you no need a laptop at all, just android and chrome browser):

1) Open Chrome browser on your  android and select the option “request desktop site”.

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2) Go on Youtube.com (make sure you have the full version and you are logged in) and open “creator studio” (click on your logo up/right)

 

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3) Create a live event:


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4) On the last option (how to stream) keep the selection on hangouts (default) , a new hangout window will open and there you can start to broadcast yourself live!

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5) You are just one click away from streaming to the world

 

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Once finished you will get the recorded video in your youtube videos:

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Let me know if you have any questions or remarks!

the next challenge is to do a dual camera streaming! (both camera at the same time) if you know how to do it, post it please!

Minimalism, essentialism: this is my bag, all I have, all I need

Bag with bag's content on the floor
All the things I have

 

While playing theater I learned that less is more. One reason why I love theater is that you can apply the same principles you learn on the scene to your life.

 

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All the things I need

 

 

I am so happy to live just with the content of this bag, this represents my biggest happiness.

 

 

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Enjoying what is next to me,  enjoying what I have and what is possible to have,  this is my way of living. I mix things to get the best combination,  as I mix the cereals in my cup in the morning. 

 

You want to know the list of all the items inside my bag?

read my next post…