A Day In The Life Of A Mum In Riga

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What’s it like to be a baby mum in Riga? How does the day go by? Read the stories of two lovely local mums, Liana and Laura. Liana For the past year and a bit my days have mostly been spent together with my baby daughter Elīze. Compared to a lot of other countries (looking […]

A Day In The Life Of A Millenial In Riga

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What do Latvians eat? What time do Latvians start work? Do Latvians use mobile phones? I was legitimately asked that last one in France! To be fair, it was 13 years ago. But really, is life in Riga different to life in any other European city? Or even any American or Australian city? You be […]

Falafel in Riga

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If, like me, you are partial to enjoying the occasional falafel wrap, may this list of falafel shops in Riga serve you well! ERAF kebabs Address: Kr.Barona iela, opposite Vērmaņdārzs park I have sorely missed french fries in my falafel wraps ever since I lived in Brussels many moons ago. It just didn’t seem to […]

Riga Weekend Adventures (part 2)

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Part 2 in our series of mini adventures that are easy to tack on to a weekend in Riga. Combine a city break with an escape to the Latvian countryside! Ogres Zilie kalni nature park Unbelievably close to Riga is an utter paradise for nature lovers. Roam through the woods along a series of paths, […]

What to Buy at Riga Central Market

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A shopping list for your next outing to Riga Central Market, certainly our favourite place to shop in Riga. Donuts Why? Because despite being the grumpiest vendor in the dairy pavilion, that little woman fries up the freshest, tastiest “virtuli” you’ll taste this side of Riga. Where? Directly to your left upon entering the dairy […]

Riga Weekend Adventures

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There is so much more to Latvia than Riga and it’s a shame that many travellers overlook this in favour of a quick weekend city break. But even us residents often forget how many amazing little adventures lie right on our doorstep. Latvia is the perfect size for weekend expeditions, be it for the full […]

Cocktail bars in Riga

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Ok, so we all know craft beer was/is a big thing. Correct me if I’m wrong but the next “revolution” in the bar world is cocktails again, right? Replacing commercially produced syrup and additives with homemade infusions, bitters and tinctures, focusing on flavours rather than over-the-top visual presentation. It now seems completely normal to have […]

Green living in Riga

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It always seemed strange to me that Latvia was ranked 2nd greenest country in the world according to the Environmental Performance Index in 2012. As a simple consumer without a background in environmental studies, my key arguments to claim the opposite have always been “but we don’t even recycle!” and “we rely on central heating […]

Pizza in Riga

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Latvians haven’t taken to pizza quite as much as our southern neighbours. You’d be forgiven for thinking Čili Pica and Charlie Pizza, both Lithuanian chains, are the only places for pizza in Riga since they’ve snapped up some of the best real estate in town in terms of getting passing traffic. But look ever so […]