Money

How Latvians Earn a Living

Originally, this post was inspired by three conversations and events that have happened over the last few weeks… Then, a colleague told me a fourth story about a taxi driver that really drove the point home. 1) Recently, a Riga citizen journalist reported a police raid on a number of older ladies selling garden apples […]

Prices in Latvia

Whenever a “Western” friend visits Latvia, it’s pretty much guaranteed that the words “oh my gosh this is so cheap” will escape their mouths at some point. Pints of beer, ice creams, meals out, cinema tickets, public transport fares and similar tourist expenses are all branded cheap by these visitors. Sure, this makes for a […]