Latvia

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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Meet the new Vice-President

June 25, 2019By
Meet the new Vice-President

1.    Name: Elena Tezhe 2.    Nationality / Nationalities: Russian, lives in Latvia 3.    What country did you move to Latvia from? My home country is Latvia, but during my life I lived in Russia and in The Kingdom of the Netherlands. 4.    What changed in Latvia while you were away? The streets […]

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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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Close to Latvian culture & traditions in the Central Market

April 24, 2019By
Close to Latvian culture & traditions in the Central Market

Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, flowers, knitted items, milk, cheese, bread and many more farmed goods and household items. You can get everything in Europe’s largest market. And guess where it is located? Correct, right here in Riga, Latvia at Rīgas Centrāltirgus. IWCR Social Tour in April to Riga’s Central market On April 10 members of […]

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Social Tour April: Central Market

March 29, 2019By
Social Tour April: Central Market

In April, our Social Tour for members will bring us to the tasteful heart of Riga. We will enjoy a guided tour through the Central Market and try the variety of products – from fresh and marinated vegetables, country bread, to honey or fruits. Join us on Apr 10 – registration is required for this […]

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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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