Playing Tour Guide

If you are spending a prolonged period in Russia, you may be lucky enough to have friends or family from your native country coming to visit. My mum and sister came to visit me last week, and as with them, it is probably unlikely that a group of visitors will know any Russian or will… Continue reading

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Music in Latvia

Latvia has a very special relationship with singing and music, and the dainas all reflect Latvian life, with songs dedicated to farming, mythology and the stages of life, such as birth and death.  The country has had a difficult past and was occupied by the Soviet Union and the Germans and the people found that… Continue reading

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