Tag Archives: Latvian people

East is East

I know I said I was taking a little break, but well, then this happened: http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-blogs/blogs/latvia-culinary-gem/ ‘This’ is a blog post by a British guy called Kevin Carr who’s attempting to claim the Guinness World Record for ‘The fastest circumnavigation … Continue reading

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My 15 minutes

Becoming the most notorious woman in a country overnight is no fun. I’ve spent hours trawling through messages because, unlike some, I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion so I’ve published them all – good and bad. It’s … Continue reading

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A brush with a Latvian

Well, well, well. Here we are at the 100th post on Expat Eye. Who would have thought that the Latvians and Latvia could be so damn (unintentionally) entertaining? Not me, that’s for sure. Anyway, I thought that for the 100th … Continue reading

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You had me at ‘Hello’

If you do come to Latvia, chances are you’ll meet a few Latvians. And, if you’re really lucky/unlucky (delete as appropriate), you might even get to know some of them. One day, you might bump into the same Latvian twice. … Continue reading

Posted in Culture and Traditions, Expat, Humor, Humour, Janis, Latvian people | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 126 Comments

Heaven is a place where…

This week, I had a very amusing lesson with my Latvian students. No, really. Any EFL teachers out there who use the New English File series are probably familiar with this one – ‘National Stereotypes: Truth or Myth’. It’s one … Continue reading

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Keep off the grass

I’m cold. C-c-c-cold. When I woke up this morning, it was an extremity-numbing 0°C. During the day, the temperature rose to a less-than-balmy 8°, but has now dropped again. In spite of this, the powers that be (my house mother, … Continue reading

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Don’t ask Google, ask me.

My name is Linda and I am a stat checker. There, I’ve said it. I’m not sure there’s a group for people like me but I probably do need help. While I enjoy watching my number of views rise, the … Continue reading

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Stranger danger?

So I’m back in good old Blighty. This will be my home for the next five weeks. I flew into Luton airport on Wednesday afternoon and went to buy a bus ticket from the National Express office. Faced with the … Continue reading

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Road Trip! (Part two)

We rolled into Liepāja later that evening, with the GPS announcing ‘You have reached your destination’, in the middle of a street that was most definitely not our destination. So we ignored it and kept driving, patting ourselves on the back when we … Continue reading

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What do you think of Latvians?

Having been told ‘Go home…snobby immigrant’ by a less than enamoured reader, I’ve decided to curl up into a foetal ball (with wine), and take a break from sharing my views on Latvia and Latvians. Instead, I thought that I’d … Continue reading

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