Relocation

Moving to Latvia: Joe’s Story

Joe Horgan

Joe Horgan came to Latvia on a one-year scholarship. Six years later, he’s still here and living in Jelgava. We caught up to chat about his move and choice to stay. How Joe decided to move to Latvia I came to Latvia in 2013 as a Fulbright scholar. I wasn’t really sure where I wanted […]

Apps to Make Life Easier in Latvia

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A number of apps and websites can help make your life easier in Latvia. Here are a few favourites, which I use for everything from ordering cabs and food to learning Latvian. Loecsen – a great app for learning Latvian. A little effort will go a long way to getting to where you need to […]

Moving to Latvia: Fabrizio’s Story

fabrizio righetti chef

I met with Fabrizio Righetti – Italian chef extraordinaire, seasoned expat and new Riga resident- to talk about his decision to move to Latvia. Over a steaming bowl of cacio i pepe at his dear Bocca Buona restaurant, he revealed his confusion about Latvia’s culinary identity and shared what it’s been like to adapt to life in […]

Getting a Latvian Residence Card (for EU Citizens)

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When I moved here, I needed a residence card. Many of the hurdles that others have experienced seemed to elude me, the process was fast and easy! Here’s how to make obtaining your Latvian residence card easy. A few things about me to start; I have an EU passport and am self-employed. I also have […]

Moving to Latvia: Andreea’s Story

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Andreea Cheratoiu hails from Sinaia in Romania, which is deep in the Carpathian Mountains and popular for winter sports and hiking. Her career with the Radisson Hotel Group first took her to Ekaterinburg in Russia until she was offered the position of Cluster General Manager for three properties in Riga – two Park Inns by […]

Moving to Latvia: Miguel and Ignacio’s Story

Miguel Ignacio Riga

Ignacio and Miguel are Riga-based entrepreneurs from Spain. They spend most of their time working from Tech Hub where we met up to chat about digital nomad life in Riga. Why and how did you end up in Riga? We were working in the startup community at Tech Hub Madrid when it closed suddenly. Since […]

Moving to Latvia: Viktorija’s Story

Viktorija is from Lithuania, has lived in Denmark and New Zealand but now lives in Riga with her Latvian husband. They didn’t expect to end up here but a series of events lead to the unexpected. We caught up to talk about her experience of life in Riga. So, what lead to your decision to […]

Moving to Latvia: Giulia’s Story

Giulia is Italian and moved to Latvia for a particular reason – to improve her Russian language skills at Durbe Russian Language Academy and through using the language in everyday situations. She’s lived in Riga for four months and feels that that’s enough time to get to know a country, its people and their habits. […]

Moving to Latvia: Rick’s story

Rick is from the Netherlands but has called Latvia his home since 2012. We met to speak about his big move and the experiences he’s had so far adapting to life in Riga, from co-founding the food delivery company Ēst – est.lv to navigating the dark and daunting corridors of a local hospital. Reasons for […]

Moving to Latvia: Māra & Daniele’s story

Māra is a Latvian who identifies herself as a third culture kid. Daniele is Italian. They met while working in Brussels and now call Latvia their home. Our entire conversation was in Latvian, it’s taken Daniele just one year to learnt it fluently. Kudos! We spoke about the practical and emotional aspects of moving to […]