Relocation

How To Embrace Life In Latvia And Reframe The Negative Thoughts

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It struck me just a few months ago that I finally felt really settled in Riga. When I say finally, I mean seven years after moving back from my stint abroad to study and get my first work experience. This sense of calm and contentedness took me by surprise just like the pangs of homesickness […]

Opening A Restaurant In Riga: Vincent’s Story

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How does one decide to move to Latvia and open a Vietnamese restaurant? Vincent shares his story of opening Bep Viet, a casual South Vietnamese spot on the Daugava riverfront in Riga. How did you end up in Latvia? I was born in South Vietnam, spent some time as an international student in Canada at […]

Moving To Latvia: Cian’s Story

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Cian Guckian moved from Ireland to Latvia and was happy to share his insights to help and encourage fellow expats to adapt to life in Latvia. What brought you to Latvia? Love brought me to Latvia. I met my partner Lena Pavlova in Dublin. She’s from Jelgava. I’d been to Latvia before to see an […]

Moving To Latvia: Joe’s Story

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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

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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 […]

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

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When I moved here, I needed a Latvian residence card. Many of the hurdles that others have experienced seemed to elude me, the process was fast and easy! Here’s how to obtain your residence card with ease. 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 moved to Riga in 2017 and loves Latvia for its nature and relaxed atmosphere. She was happy to share her story of moving to Latvia. Andreea’s story starts in Sinaia, in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, which is popular for winter sports and hiking. Her career with the Radisson Hotel Group first took […]

Moving To Latvia: Miguel And Ignacio’s Story

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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 […]