Fat Pumpkin

Fat Pumpkin

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… Continue reading

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Studying Russian – Tips & Truth

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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… Continue reading

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Polaroids Around Riga

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).… Continue reading

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Much More than a Mitten: Latvian Symbology

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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… Continue reading

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Kayaking Down the Daugava

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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… Continue reading

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Student Concerns: Where to Eat Out…

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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… Continue reading

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Party at the Пляж: Jurmala Beach

Jurmala Beach

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… Continue reading

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Riga Restaurant Reviews: Lido

Lido Restaurant Review

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… Continue reading

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