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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 […]

How To Get A Latvian Residence Card (for EU Citizens)

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Before reading, please note that this post was written in 2019. It is the personal experience of one new Riga resident at the time. This cannot be considered a foolproof guide to the application process. Life in Riga always recommends turning to official sources for the latest information. We do not provide relocation services, nor […]

The Latvian Firefighting Museum

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My two year old loves neenaws. Of all the big life talks that await him and me, I’m fine with the genital-ly ones but fear I’ll scar him deep when I explain the link between neenaws and bad news. For now though, junior balls can’t get enough of those neenaws. So it’s a bit of […]

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 […]

How To Piss Off A Latvian

With bloggers recently feeling the touchy sides of the Dutch and Singaporeans, there seems to be a minor web trend informing expats on how not to behave like cultural cretins. If you know what’ s good for you, don’t tell a Dutchman he’s from Holland, and that shtick about chewing gum is getting stale down […]

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