Awesome Street Art in Riga

A few months ago, I instagrammed this awesome street art on the wall in Sarkandaugava. I noticed the piece accidentally, while parking in one of the side streets (Google Maps Street View). After staring at the painting for a couple of minutes, I moved on — the image still in my…

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Sherlock Holmes' 160th Birthday gathers hundreds in Riga

It is Sherlock Holmes' 160th birthday today — and Riga is throwing up a celebration! Hundreds have gathered for a costume parade and contest, a concert on the Town Hall Square, plus a dog show, a retro photo studio and various Sherlock-related activities. Why Riga, you ask? Well the city was…

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Happy New 2014

Happy New 2014 people! Riga is the European Capital of Culture this year — and it means a lot. The cultural program for Riga 2014 is said to be the most diversified in the history of Latvian culture. We have just joined the Eurozone, waving bye-bye to our beloved Lat. The…

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Customer Service at Maxima Sucks

It's known for years that Maxima Stores haven't been perfect at customer service. And I ain't never liked 'em really — especially lately, after the shadow cast on them following the tragic events in Zolitūde. But I thought I'd give poor Lithuanians a second chance, kinda. Their ads said they had…

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The Big Relaunch

Riga Talk is going to be relaunched Jan 1, 2014. The previous content will not be availaible, and I am starting anew — on Ghost, to bring you quality blog posts about Riga, Latvia. Stay tuned!…

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