Category Archives: Riga – most read

02 Dec
2016
Fat Pumpkin The Fat Pumpkin – In Latvian Resnais Kirbis – is a vegetarian restaurant located in the old town of Riga. They serve innovative veggi options and the service is extremely friendly and helpful. The Fat Pumpkin is one of the few dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Riga. They serve some of the ...
07 Sep
2016
Studying Russian – Tips & Truth I started studying Russian at school when I was about 14, although I use the word ‘studying’ loosely. In reality it was sitting in a classroom staring into space while a teacher attempted to communicate with us in unintelligible sounds- which I now assume were the Russian language. It ...
12 Aug
2016
Polaroids Around Riga So with it being my last couple days and all, I decided to skip writing a post and instead share my favorite pictures from my stay here. Funny thing you’ll notice is all the pictures are on Polaroid film (from the cameras the print up the picture as soon as you take it). ...
10 Aug
2016
Much More than a Mitten: Latvian Symbology If you walk through Old Town, you’ll quickly realize one of the biggest tourist items to buy is knitted clothes, mainly mittens decorated in elaborate designs. While hats and scarves are also popular, you can always find a full rack of these hand warmers, with their distinctive tipped ...
09 Aug
2016
Kayaking Down the Daugava I think I’ve talked about this frequently in recent posts, but a lot of my expectations for my stay here were generated from my first Google search of “Riga, Latvia”. Overwhelmingly, those first few couple search results I read ended up being things I either wanted to see or do during these six weeks. Consequently, I ...
30 Jul
2016
Student Concerns: Where to Eat Out… In past blog posts I’ve covered various food topics, like reviews of specific Latvian restaurants, or reviews of snacks you’ll find in a variety of Latvian stores. Food is kind of important once you get to a new area. It’s part of the culture, and therefore is a way ...
29 Jul
2016
Party at the Пляж: Jurmala Beach When I first found out I would be going to Riga for six weeks this summer and I looked up the area, one of the first things that came up was the neighboring town of Jurmala. First I thought it was strange how I got a neighboring town for ...
27 Jul
2016
Riga Restaurant Reviews: Lido This week my parents and my youngest sister are in Riga with me for a week, and it is proving to be an eye opening experience! Having lived in St. Petersburg before, coming to Riga felt very regular for me. Riga of course differs in its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture that ...
27 Jul
2016
  Fun Facts of Latvia: Part I Before I came here, I didn’t know most people (in Riga at least) spoke Russian, and 2. It’s not a very large country with a large population (not much publicity in international circles). After being here for a while though, I decided to look up some basic historical ...
19 Jul
2016
Running to Find the Real Riga The weirdest thing about exercise is how you can feel really terrible and really awesome at the same time. Especially running. As far as sports go too, it’s not like there’s a whole lot to running long distances. It’s more of just a mindless action, devoid of any fancy bells ...