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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 ...
07 Jul
2016
  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 ...
06 Jul
2016
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 ...
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 ...
08 Jun
2015
Today’s post will explore three ways of how to explore Riga and its surroundings from three different points of view: Underground, on water and from above. 1. Underground During the Cold War, only a select few knew what was hidden under the “Ligatne Rehabilitation Centre”. A vacation resort was built above ground during the 60s ...
21 May
2015
A short ride with public transport from Riga’s city centre will take you, almost literally, more than a 100 years back in time. No, I am not speaking of some sort of secret Latvian time machine-technology. I am of course speaking of another time machine, the Latvian Ethnographical Museum. The backbone of the museum is ...
27 Apr
2015
In today’s post we will travel some 200 kilometres west from the Latvian capital to one of the true gems of the Baltic Coast and Latvia’s third largest city: Liepāja. Liepāja is situated between the Lake Liepāja and the Baltic coast. Since Riga is situated in the middle of the country this means that a ...
16 Apr
2015
If you are interested in art and happen to be in Riga you can count yourself lucky. Riga can boast an impressing number of art museums worth visiting. In this post you will learn more about two of these museums. Are you even the slightest into art, I’m sure you will find them worth a ...
19 Jan
2015
5 Interesting Russian Language Facts Russian language facts are not something you read about every day. Nevertheless, Russian is a very mysterious language for those who do not speak it. To a beginner, it can be both exciting and overwhelming because the alphabet is very unique, words are not pronounced how they are written, and it is ...
25 Oct
2014
Like many cities across Europe and the rest of the world, about a century ago Riga was taken by storm with a new artistic aesthetic known as Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau architecture in particular became extremely popular in the Latvian capital, and although there are different forms of Art Nouveau, the most popular style in ...