Category Archives: Culture and Traditions

Swing. You’re in Latvia.

After spending two days on the road, battling the Latvian mosquito population, I’ve spent the last five days admitting defeat. I’ve been scratching my ankles, I’ve been scratching my chin, I’ve been scratching pretty much everywhere in between, including a … Continue reading

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Līgo Līgo!

This weekend sees the biggest celebration in Latvia roll around once again –  Līgo, Jāņi, or Jāņusvētki – otherwise known as Midsummer. It’s also the one time of the year when I don’t feel guilty about not wandering around in a … Continue reading

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Crazy in Love

A lot of people will tell you that Latvian women are the most beautiful women in the world. And to be fair, they’re probably not too far wrong. Sure, a smile every now and then wouldn’t go astray, but there … Continue reading

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Walk forest walk

I’ve stopped asking my students what they got up to at the weekend. One reason is that it’s like pulling teeth. They look at you like they think you might be planning to use this highly sensitive information against them … Continue reading

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