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The Irish Mammy versus The Latvian ‘Mamma’

Today is Mother’s Day in Latvia and it’s got me thinking about the differences between Irish and Latvian mothers. Naturally, it’s a bit generalised but feel free to get offended anyway. To an Irish mammy, two things are of the … Continue reading

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On the hunt for hipsters

In a recent survey by skyscanner.net, Miera iela, Riga, topped the list of the most hipster neighbourhoods in the world. Miera iela (or Peace Street) beat off competition from Williamsburg in New York, Kreuzberg in Berlin and Mission District in San Francisco. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Thinking of moving to Riga?

Ah Riga – the ‘Paris of the North’, the ‘Jewel of the Baltics’, and recently voted ‘Europe’s prettiest city’ in a survey by USA Today. Right now, you’re sitting in your cosy pad in the US, the UK, or wherever, a … Continue reading

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The many layers of Latvian man

I’ve done it. I’ve finally achieved what I thought was impossible. I’ve found a diamond in the rough, a prince among men, a real boy in a land of Pinocchios. I have found, wait for it… A Good Latvian Man. … Continue reading

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Food glorious food?

One of the best things about travelling is discovering the local cuisine in every country you visit. France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey to name but a few – take your taste buds on a trip to any of these places … Continue reading

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