Raw Garden Riga

Raw Garden Riga

Raw Garden Riga In this Blog article I would like to present you a very interesting and delicious place to eat. Raw garden is a chain of restaurants and food stores in Riga, founded in 2011. The philosophy of Raw Garden is all about natural and healthy food.  Additives, preservatives, colorants, trans fats, white flour and sugar… Continue reading

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Tims Mints

Tims Mints

Tims Mints Who did not once in his life think about opening a Bar together with some friends? Well, here is an example of some people who actually successfully realized this dream. Tims Mint is a café and bar, which is located in the Old Town of Riga. The place is managed by three Siblings.… Continue reading

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Latvian cuisine

Latvian cuisine

Latvian cuisine The Latvian cuisine may not be famous but as in every country it consists of a unique variety of ingredients. So let’s check out what kind of traditional food they serve. Common ingredients in Latvian meals are potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, onions, eggs and pork. Pork, pork and more pork. Pork ribs or… Continue reading

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Latvia the colonial power

Latvia the colonial power

Latvia the colonial power Latvia is the smallest nation that ever was a colonial power. In the 17th century the legendary Duchy of Courland set up colonies in Tobago and Gambia. The ancient Baltic tribes (Curonians, Semigallians, Latgalians,  Selonians) were not really peaceful farmers – they were fierce warriors and excellent sailors. Some say they were… Continue reading

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Feeling Snacky…. Latvian Edition

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Feeling Snacky…. Latvian Edition One of the most popular questions you get coming back from a foreign country is: what weird stuff did you eat? Well, to all my fellow candy consumers, chip chompers, donut downers and chocolate chums, I present…… LATVIAN SNACKING 101 One of the first things I do when I get to a new… Continue reading

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The Latvian Academy of Music

Latvian Music Academy

The Latvian Academy of Music As a classical music student, I was really excited when I found out Riga was one of the only city’s in the Baltics area that had a music academy. While I totally recognize and appreciate pop music in all it’s glory (EDM jams all the way), there’s something about a… Continue reading

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The Lions Gate

Swedish Gate Riga

The Lions Gate Wandering through Old Town, you’ll find the area lends itself to a small city feel. With few exceptions, you can get lost in the small tunnels and alleys and back passages leading in all different directions. And as busy as it gets with other tourists and foreigners, there are always opportunities where… Continue reading

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A Cat’s Tail: Riga’s Greatest Legend

Riga's Legends

  A Cat’s Tail: Riga’s Greatest Legend On any walking tour of Old Town, Riga, you come to realize why the area is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site: no matter where you look, there’s always a unique but beautiful building to catch your eye. The first day I got here, I literally tripped 5… Continue reading

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