Riga

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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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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