Latvia

#socialdistancing, but stay connected

March 21, 2020By
#socialdistancing, but stay connected

People around the world are asked to help slow the spread of COVID-19, to avoid more people get infected and our medical systems get overwhelmed. Social Distancing We are all asked to practice social distancing. In practice, social distancing mostly means avoiding close contact with people, and also public spaces, where surfaces may be contaminated. […]

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February Lunch: Beef Room Grill Masters, Feb 20th

February 14, 2020By
February Lunch: Beef Room Grill Masters, Feb 20th

February lunch Join our monthly lunch at Beef Room Grill Masters. The genuine hotel-restaurant concept-breaker. Seasonal, high-standard, local produce-oriented gastro gem. Thursday, February 20th, at 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM We will be offered a 3 course menu just for EUR 12: Cream of cauliflower soup/Solyanka  Butternut squash salad with goat’s cheese, walnuts and rucola […]

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I totally enjoy offering smiles to everyone.

October 30, 2019By
I totally enjoy offering smiles to everyone.

IWCR: Why do you give to our organization? What motivates you to stay involved? Andrea Babcanova: My personal happiness does not depend only on my well-being, it is very much related to the state of people who surround me. I do not only mean my close relatives, friends or coworkers but the society as such. […]

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Visit Riga Castle ***Important Upate

October 24, 2019By
Visit Riga Castle ***Important Upate

Updates – Important to notice Time to meet: Dear members, please note the time to meet was moved to one hour earlier. We will meet 9:45am. For questions contact Vija social.iwcr@gmail.com. Indoor shoes: Please bring along one pair of clean indoor shoes. Outdoor shoes are not permitted in order to preserve the floor.We will be […]

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Cross-Cultural Introduction to Latvian Culture

October 17, 2019By
Cross-Cultural Introduction to Latvian Culture

Due to its history, Latvian culture has been influenced by different countries, religions, cultures and languages. It has developed its own cultural identity with a unique system of values and traditions. Understanding how Latvian counterparts think and behave is essential for anyone living in Latvia. History play an important role Latvia first declared statehood in 1918, […]

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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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