Tag Archives: Latvian men

Linda in Wonderland?

Question: What’s more entertaining than a bunch of drunk, toothless, cross-eyed Russians playing football with an empty bottle? Answer: The 16th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava, that’s what! Or at least that’s what I hoped on Saturday afternoon as … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Sperm Snatchers

The other day, I came across a rather ‘interesting’ thread on a Latvian discussion forum. Caution: Men might want to cover their dangly bits before reading on… A Latvian woman, clearly insane desperate to have a baby had encountered a … Continue reading

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Jānis gets Yummier

Since our first meeting, Yummy Jānis and I have been restricted to getting to know each other better via Facebook as he lives in Jelgava (of all places). It’s been an eye-opening experience. For example, I recently discovered that Yummy is quite … Continue reading

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The Big 3-6

Yup, I’m no longer a 35-year-old spinster, but a 36-year-old one (who’s been ‘horny too long time’, if you believe the hype). My birthday was yesterday but as Tuesday is kind of a crap day to celebrate, I decided to … Continue reading

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Ice Ice Baby

After you’ve pissed off an entire country, there’s really only one thing left to do, and that is go to a place where there are lots of people from that country moving around, at speed, on very sharp objects. Yes, … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expatting

Came to Riga for lurve? On the run from some dodgy people back home? Or maybe, like me, you just wanted to get out of the arsehole of Poland as quickly as possible. Whatever your reasons, you’re here now so … Continue reading

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From your sofa, no one can hear you scream

I’m sure many women join an online dating site hoping that behind every cute nickname, every sweet message, Mr Right will be waiting. But because a) I live in Latvia which means that b) the vast majority of men are … Continue reading

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Jānis, Jānis! Wherefore art thou Jānis?

Today I did something that Mammy O’Grady would definitely not approve of. (Among other things) I joined a Latvian dating website. And no, before you jump on the mammy bandwagon, I haven’t completely lost my mind. You see, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Jelgava – home of the Jānis

I fear I may have been overworking a little lately. This week, I fell asleep while writing up some invoices. I fell asleep on the bus and nearly missed my stop. I couldn’t understand why my boot didn’t fit anymore … Continue reading

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Search me…

Last weekend, this blog (about a country most people have never heard of) reached 50,000 views. I promised myself that when this happened, I would dedicate a post to the WWIA who helped me get to this point. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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