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A little jaunt to Germany (Part 1)

With some birthday money burning a hole in my bank account, I decided it was time for a mini-break. And, as any country that takes its sausages (almost) as seriously as I do is just fine by me, Germany was … Continue reading

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Avotu Iela (or Where are all the hookers?)

When my good bluddy over at The Real Riga announced that the next district on his agenda was Avotu Iela, I thought “Yes. This one is right up my street” – mainly because it practically is my street. Also, because it was … 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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Soccer, sex and Stockholm

My little home from home has a lot to celebrate at the moment, though clearly not in football as Ireland whupped Latvia 3-0 on Friday. (I couldn’t not mention that.) Far cheerier is the fact that Latvia celebrates Independence Day … Continue reading

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Here’s to the freakin’ weekend. I’ll drink to that.

And I did. Oh, how I did. On Friday night, I was invited to my friend Lena’s birthday party. But this was no ordinary birthday party – it was a macaroon-baking party. With wine. The dress code was supposed to … 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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A drinking challenge? Count me in!

I first became aware of Mr Ireland when he started commenting on my blog. His comments had the unfortunate effect of making me feel like everything I was doing in my life was wrong. “You should seriously think about reorganising … Continue reading

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Renting in Riga

With my unpacking taken care of… …it’s, unfortunately, almost time to start repacking again. The lease on my current flat is up at the end of the month, so it’s time to find somewhere new. This is a real shame … Continue reading

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Beer and Slothing in Palanga

Sadly, my time in Palanga is coming to an end. I’ve had a wonderful few days here, so as most people (outside the Baltics or Russia) wouldn’t normally think of Lithuania as a sun holiday destination, I thought I’d do … Continue reading

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Back in the Baltics, baby!

I’ve finally left England and have returned to the Baltic area of the world – and strangely, I couldn’t be happier about it. I thought about going back to Ireland for a few days after summer school but that would … Continue reading

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