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 […]

Mouthwatering Things To Eat In Riga

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Inspired by Lonely Planet’s hot-off-the-press Ultimate Eatlist, I set about putting together Life in Riga’s own list of things to eat in Riga. It doesn’t require too much of a crazy adventurous spirit to eat your way through it. No Black Balsam shots or Laima chocolate, lots of greasy, hearty goodness instead. May it bring […]

What Young People Talk About In Riga

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From quick exchanges by the office water cooler to heated, booze-infused debates at bars or sitting around a fire, there’s no shortage of intense and deep conversations in our lives. They’re amazing, those planned or unexpected conversations sparked by a simple cup of coffee, cocktails, the right mood or an odd mood. In Riga, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riga Water Supply Museum: A Hidden Gem

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One of the things I want for Christmas is for Riga Water Supply Museum to get the attention and investment it deserves. I mean, just look at those pictures! It’s such an incredible structure complete with impressive old pumping equipment and fragile stained glass windows worthy of their own Instagram gallery. And those floor tiles […]