I didn’t see much of Riga as I spent the whole day in a cafe catching up with writing. But what I did see, was this cat. He despised me from the moment I stepped into the Airbnb. He growled at me for saying hello and fixed me with a sullen glare whenever I dared to enter the same room as him. Then in the evening while I was taking a bath he strolled in, yanked my towel down from the hook and claimed it as his own.
In the morning he was waiting at the door to see me go. I’m pretty sure I heard him mutter the words “And never come back!” as I closed the door behind me.