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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Russian Recall and Power Sentences: Part I

Russian Memorization

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… 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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Sibling Rivalry: The Three Brothers

Three Brothers

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… Continue reading

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