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 ...
Russian Recall and Power Sentences: Part I Let’s be honest, learning Russian is crazy hard, ESPECIALLY at the beginning. Most give up when they have to learn words like безопасность, and other new learners switch to something a little simpler when they hear Russian has perfective and imperfective verbs, six cases and literally an exception to ...
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 ...
Sibling Rivalry: The Three Brothers From the title, your first thought might go to “The Tales of Beetle the Bard: The Deathly Hallows” from Harry Potter. I know mine did(: The title “The Three Brothers” though actually refers to some of the most iconic buildings in Old Town Riga, a set of three dwelling homes ...
The Cuban Missile Crisis, largely considered one of the most critical moments in history, was by many accounts the closest the world ever came to full-scale nuclear war. On this date, October 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to a peaceful resolution when Premier Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuban soil. ...