Author Archive for Tabatha Soltay

Tabatha is a third-culture-kid and moved to Riga from Canada in the summer of 2017. She has loved every minute she has been here (including winters and trying to figure out how to speak Latvian!). She loves sharing her finds around Riga and learning from other people’s experiences.

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Robert’s Books

May 9, 2019By
Robert’s Books

Nothing makes me happier than browsing a great book shop and finding a page-turner, something to read on a park bench in the sunshine or while enjoying a coffee at a cute local. Moving to Riga, I found a home-away from home at Robert’s Books. Robert was Robert Cottrell, a writer for the Economist who […]

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Meet the new President

April 1, 2019By
Meet the new President

The IWCR will profile a different member every month and we are delighted to start with Liga Kukaine, our new President. Name: Liga Kukaine Nationality / Nationalities: Canadian and Latvian What country did you move to Latvia from? Canada When did you join IWCR?  Autumn 2018 What did you do in your home country? Research and […]

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Living the easy life in Latvia

March 15, 2019By
Living the easy life in Latvia

Today there seems to be an app for everything! There are many great apps that will help make your life easier in Latvia, here are a few of my favourite apps and websites (disclaimer – I am not receiving any kickbacks for listing these apps and there might be others that people love that I […]

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Winter wonderland or winter wasteland?

January 11, 2019By
Winter wonderland or winter wasteland?

How to survive Latvian winter With the holiday season over it is time to face reality – at least three more months of winter are still ahead of us. The days might technically be getting longer, but the gloom, the snow and ice, and the temperatures can really take a toll on you and your […]

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Savouring the season – Christmas Markets in Riga

December 5, 2018By
Savouring the season – Christmas Markets in Riga

The annual IWCR Charity Bazaar was the ideal place to pick-up gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list. But should there still be a few gifts missing and you want to stay local, there are plenty of amazing finds in Riga’s plethora of small Christmas markets! While the Egle Craft Fair is open all […]

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My favorite coffee spots in Riga

November 26, 2018By
My favorite coffee spots in Riga

Coffee! Yes … an important subject, but one we take lightly sometimes (often with milk and sugar!) Since moving to Latvia my exposure to amazing coffee has increased, and while I still have the occasional bad coffee, the quantity of quality coffee shops has significantly changed my relationship with coffee and caffeine! I was a […]

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