Tea-rooms in Riga

Tea drinking is very popular in Riga. Visiting friends or sitting in a café might turn into the tea ceremony, let it be Chinese, Japanese, Latvian, or Russian. Riga centre is full of various restaurants, bars, bistro, among them there are also the tea houses and tea rooms. Not to speculate in favour of some of them, here are most probably all of them, which might be found depending on the preferred location. First of all, there is an ex-Apsara tea house in Riga centre – Tabu, which is located in Vērmanes dārzs park. You can find the address information […]

Back to bars

The pandemic is over, while no one knows what is next though. Nevertheless Riga spots were revitalised a bit by a flow of people and have opened their doors to the visitors. Some time ago Expats in Riga wrote about places, where it is possible to listen to the music, grab a drink, and meet nice people. Here is a new version of the article, where we would like to remind you about the venues, which you might be missing during the lockdown. 1. Aleponija. It is a place on Birznieka Upisa street. A bit dark place, with an interior […]

Flower power 2022

Riga is a very beautiful city full of greenery in the spring and summer time. The winter is almost over but there is not that many greenery around in the streets yet. Expats in Riga magazine introduces some places, where the plant lovers could enjoy the beauty of flowers and plants or study more about plants. Botanical garden with a winter conservatory full of beautiful plants is a cosy place to visit with the family or friends even in the late winter. If you live in the centre, there is one more hidden conservatory on Rūpniecības 21, in the building […]

MicroFindings – Ezītis Miglā in Purvciems

Expats in Riga starts a new column called MicroFindings. Since Riga is not only the city centre, but also its various districts, which are also called microdistricts, Expats in Riga decided to explore various blocks in these areas of Riga, such as Purvciems, Imanta, Ziepniekkalns, and others, in order to find interesting spots, which add a city trace to the suburbs and are worth visitings in case you are not heading to the city centre one day. Today’s finding is a bar Ezītis miglā (“A hedhehog in fog”, if translated from Latvian to English) located in a living massive of […]

A free second-hand

FreeRiga is not only a name of a n entire movement, but also a reality. A new initiative Brīvbode (“A free store”) is clothes and utensils exchange point. So far there are two of these located in two parts of Riga, namely at Turgeņeva street, 13, and in Ciekurkalns district, at Viskaļu street, 36. It is possible to bring good quality things there, which are not needed to the donators as well as to take something from the assortment, formed by others absolutely for free. An initiative is aimed at social layers, which experience financial difficulties. People can come to […]

Meeting spots in Riga

There is nothing more romantic and adventurous than a correct choice of a meeting spot for a friendly meet-up or a date. There are a lot of place in Riga, which deserve an attention. Expats in Riga has chosen three of them just for the case you feel lost regarding the choice. 1. A traditional place, where many Rigans meet regardless their age is Laima clock – a street clock situated on the square near the Monument of Liberty, just across the street, in front of Hotel de Rome and McDonald’s. The clock bears an identity of Laima confectionery factory. […]

Anastasia Sysoeva (Starodedova). Artist, poet

Expats in Riga has made an interview with Anastasia Sysoeva about her passion for drawing. ER: Anastasia, please, tell, when did you start to be interested in art? I suppose that it started approximately at times when you had been studying at Pushkin lyceum, during last years of school. Or did it happen earlier?АS: I think that I have been drawing always, as all kids are doing this. But yes, a more conscious occupation with drawing has overlapped my admission to the lyceum, maybe at 8th form. At lyceum a couple of my exhibitions was even organised in the school […]

1 Euro deal

Some time ago it was popular to open shops in Riga, where you could buy different products for a small price, for example, 1 euro. These shops were closed, but the topic what can one buy in Riga for 1 euro is worth exploring in the situation of price increase on many products and services. Expats in Riga decided to make a small market research and present the findings in this article, covering various products categories, from food to household products. So if have 1 euro in your pocket, according to the survey of supply in Riga shops, you can […]

Intellectual table-top games for enterprises and informal events

Smart Games Club is Latvian company, which focuses on the development of intellectual table-top games, mainly with the focus on corporate culture improvement and rally the team in the companies. The games produced by the Smart Games Club are of educational character. The games are invented by the people with a tremendous experience in building and leading various businesses. Very often the company’s employees get tired of classical educational courses, lectures, and trainings, what leads to the diminishing in the educational effectiveness and wastes such kind of an investment in personnel. The game on the other hand is a wonderful […]