But These Grey Peas Are Brown?

It’s not easy being a translator or interpreter. Sure, it isn’t dangerous, except if you work in eastern Ukraine, Syria or similar high-risk zones, or happen to be whispering in the ear of a political leader who’s being assassinated. But, fortunately, for most of us, life’s much safer. As with any profession, translation seems to […]

Local Tips For Spending A Weekend In Riga

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It’s impossible to be bored in Riga, especially at the weekend when you’ve got a smorgasbord of brunches, exhibitions, markets, festivals and concerts to choose from. Yes, this can lead to serious bouts of FOMO but then there’s always next weekend in Riga… Last year I pledged to share ideas for day trips from Riga but […]

A Day In The Life Of A Mum In Riga

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 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 the […]

Best Falafel In Riga

Do you, like me, enjoy the occasional falafel wrap? If yes, then follow my tips on where to find the best falafel in Riga! Reigys Ausmeņa Kebabs The original Ausmeņa Kebabs is in Rēzekne and became so popular among Rigans that they opened a branch in a hipster-loved area of the capital. It’s probably the […]

Day Trips from Riga 2

Combine a city break with a day trip from Riga! We’ve got some less standard options for you that won’t involve rubbing shoulders with dozens of fellow tourists at the Baltics’ largest Baroque palace, or queuing for a photo of the Gauja River Valley. Ogres Zilie kalni nature park Unbelievably close to Riga is an […]

What To Buy At Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market is our favourite place to shop in Riga, and we’ve put together a shopping list for your first or next visit. If you don’t yet feel confident enough to explore it on your own, start with a guided tour of the market! The guide will give you additional tips and insights on […]

Day Trips From Riga

It’s a shame that so many travellers overlook what lies outside Riga in favour of a weekend city break. In way less than an hour you could find yourself diving into a swamp lake or enjoying a high-end rural dining experience. We’re happy to recommend some day trips from Riga! Bog shoeing For a while […]

Best Cocktails In Riga

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 […]

Practical Guide to Greener Living In Riga

Tips we can all introduce into our day-to-day to make life in Riga that little bit greener for the common good. Insights on tap water safety, where to buy organic produce, repair household appliances and more. Organic and Local Produce Shops in Riga You’ll recognise organic and farm produce shops by their signs – eko […]