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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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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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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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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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