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Understand Latvian through Russian

27 Sep 2022

  Before coming to Riga, I never had any contact with the Latvian language whatsoever. But staying here helped me realize how many common words there are in Russian and ...
08 Sep 2022

  One of the many things you will get to experience in Latvia is witnessing the consequences of language contact. This time, we are going to check out how is Latvian ...
02 Sep 2022

The crowded hallway is filled with smiley faces, holding their mothers´ hands, excited to be given a role as big as going to school. Their friends are here, all dressed up, ...
24 Jun 2022

We have expanded our Riga operations with a brand new and fully-owned centre in an exciting neighborhood in downtown Riga. Why Russian courses in Riga is the best place in the ...
18 Jun 2020

For those who thought this situation would never come to an end, here some exciting news from Latvia: Liden & Denz Campus in Riga is reopening soon! And it's really just a ...
02 Dec 2016

The Fat Pumpkin – In Latvian Resnais Kirbis – is a vegetarian restaurant located in the old town of Riga. They serve innovative veggi options and the service is extremely ...
07 Sep 2016

I started studying Russian at school when I was about 14, although I use the word ‘studying’ loosely. In reality it was sitting in a classroom staring into space while a ...
12 Aug 2016

So with it being my last couple days and all, I decided to skip writing a post and instead share my favorite pictures from my stay here. Funny thing you'll notice is all the ...
10 Aug 2016

If you walk through Old Town, you’ll quickly realize one of the biggest tourist items to buy is knitted clothes, mainly mittens decorated in elaborate designs. While hats ...
09 Aug 2016

I think I’ve talked about this frequently in recent posts, but a lot of my expectations for my stay here were generated from my first Google search of "Riga, Latvia". ...
30 Jul 2016

In past blog posts I've covered various food topics, like reviews of specific Latvian restaurants, or reviews of snacks you'll find in a variety of Latvian stores. Food is ...
29 Jul 2016

When I first found out I would be going to Riga for six weeks this summer and I looked up the area, one of the first things that came up was the neighboring town of Jurmala. ...