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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 ...
25 Jul
2016
Riga: Travel Base of Operations This past weekend I actually flew to Kiev, Ukraine to visit a friend who invited me over for the weekend. And it was AWESOME! So cool. Having lived in Russia before, it was definitely a blast from the past with a twist of the unknown and a spin on the ...
14 Jul
2016
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 ...
13 Jul
2016
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 ...
12 Jul
2016
Russian Recall and Power Sentences: Part III Part Three, or el finale. Lets do this. Memorization is a lot like green eggs and ham, from the Dr. Seuss classic. You’ve heard its boring, its never-ending, and its ineffective. Here’s to hoping my last three posts have convinced you to try it at least(: So in ...
11 Jul
2016
Russian Recall and Power Sentences: Part II So in my last post (Russian Recall and Power Sentences: Part I, check it out) I gave two broad ideas for how to use memorization to cement Russian words, phrases, grammar principles, etc. into your everyday Russian speech. As strange as it may be, I’m going to skip the ...
08 Jul
2016
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 ...
05 Jul
2016
  Всем Привет! My name is Mark Kennedy, and I’m an intern at the Liden and Denz Institute in Riga, Latvia! To say I’m excited to be here is a severe understatement. Currently I’m going into my fourth year at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where I’m enrolled as a dual-degree candidate, earning two degrees ...
07 May
2015
Did you know Orienteering and Geocaching are two very popular outdoor activities amongst Rigans? Turns out orienteering is a big thing in Latvia, so much so that they organize several competitions all over Latvia throughout the year. For those who are new to orienteering: basically it’s a family of sports in which you are running ...