Guest Posts

Meet a Member: Sophie & Member Planet

August 27, 2019By
Meet a Member: Sophie & Member Planet

1. Name: Sophie Griffiths 2.    Nationality: British 3.    What country did you move to Latvia from? My family and I moved to Latvia from England three years ago, but we were travelling between England and Latvia for a few years before that as my husband was working in Riga from April to October as […]

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Meet a Member: Ilga Biskaps

August 12, 2019By
Meet a Member: Ilga Biskaps

Name: Ilga Biskaps Nationality / Nationalities:  Australian Latvian. My parents fled Latvia in 1944, and arrived in Australia in 1949. I was born in Australia. What country did you move to Latvia from? Sydney, Australia Why did you move to Latvia? To experience my parents’ homeland for longer than 3 weeks in summer. To see seasons […]

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Embracing Latvian Culture

June 5, 2019By
Embracing Latvian Culture

What activity has a rich history here in Latvia and has helped pass stories from one generation to the next? A tradition that:– Every culture has used and developed, independently from others;– Is depicted in 9000-year-old cave paintings found in India and Egyptian tomb paintings from 3300BC;– You can use to enter the state of […]

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Meet a Member: Chantal Hatton

May 20, 2019By
Meet a Member: Chantal Hatton

As people prepare to leave Riga for new adventures, we decided to catch-up with a departing member to ask her about her experiences in Riga! Name: Chantal Hatton Nationality: Canadian How long have you been in Latvia?  10 months in May and unfortunately, I will be leaving this summer and returning to Canada. What did […]

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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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