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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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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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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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