Tag Archives: weather

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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In Latvia, you can’t win

I try to chat to my mother once a week on the phone and, over the course of our conversations, the blog usually comes up. Me: So, what did you think of such and such a post? Mammy O’Grady: Well, … Continue reading

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Last Day in Latvia

Don’t worry, I’ll be back. I’m just going to work at a summer school in England for the next five weeks. This has me feeling slightly nostalgic about my little life in Latvia. So instead of packing, organising documentation, cleaning … 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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Lovely Latvia

Lovely weather and a Lovely Blog Award – does life get any better than this? A massive thank you to Alli at The Vintage Postcard for the nomination. I’m currently reliving my experiences in New Zealand through her fantastic writing and photography. … Continue reading

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When Irish (expat) eyes are smiling

Well my little sojourn in Ireland has sadly come to an end. I am, once again, back in Riga and it is, once again, snowing. In an effort to prolong the holiday feeling, I thought I’d share some thoughts on … Continue reading

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Walking on sunshine-y ice

Basking in my post ‘Visitor From Home’ glow, having eaten my own body weight in bacon and with enough Irish sausages in my fridge to open my own butcher’s, it seems like the right time for a more mellow, feel-good post. … Continue reading

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Snow Days No More

One of the main differences between Irish people and Latvian people is that an Irish person will tell you it’s ‘Baltic’ when it’s around 10 degrees celsius; a Latvian will tell you that it’s warm when it’s -10 with a … Continue reading

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