Idries J. Abdur-Rahman, MD
Latvia was the first stop on an 11-day adventure to three countries; Latvia, Holland and Nigeria. My brother and I were filming three episodes of our video travel blog, The Globe on Call. As physicians by day and travel junkies by night, The Globe on Call is our attempt to marry the worlds of travel and medicine. Our first episode in Latvia examined alternative medicine in Latvia ranging from traditional Latvian sauna therapy to the burgeoning rapid alcohol and heroin detox industry using implanted medications that is increasingly drawing folks from around the world to the ex-Soviet republic. We documented the changing perception of sex and sex workers in Holland and even had a chance to interview the world famous Folken twins while we were there. Our last stop was Nigeria where we visited the Nigerian village of Igbo-Ora which has the worlds largest population of twins. So yeah, it was a whirlwind week and half and Latvia was our first stop.
If you are an aerophile like us, you will want to check out part 1, The Journey to Latvia, right HERE.
If you want to check out our episode of The Globe on Call in Latvia, you can right HERE. We will have another link at the end of this blog as well, so feel free to read on.
Day #1: Vintage Stirrups and a Two Headed Dog!
Day #2: Beautiful Riga and Rapid Detox.
Day #3: An Old Zeppelin Hanger and Costume stop Celebrate Winter!
Day #4: A Magical Forest an a Naked Polar Plunge.
-If you want to check out Part 1, the journey to Latvia click HERE.
-If you want to see our episode of The Globe on Call in Latvia, click HERE.
-If you want to check out Amsterdam part 1, the journey to Amsterdam with airBaltic, click HERE
-Check out Amsterdam part 2, our time in Amsterdam right HERE
-You check out our episode of The Globe on Call in Latvia, you can right here
-Here is our episode of The Globe win Call in Amsterdam, you can right here