Riding a bike: life hacks!

Expats in Riga magazine explores the city with the bike. Here are the tips on how to get home if you have managed to drive too far from it! Living in the centre opposite to living in Riga outskirts have pros and cons like a traffic outside versus a need to use public transportation to get to the city centre. Of course, you can prefer a bicycle as an alternative, especially in the warm season. But what if you get tired or are even exhausted after a long ride, say to Jūrmala and back? There are good news! You can […]

Basic rules for a picnic – do’s and dont’s in Riga parks

Summer is a great time for getting together outside. There are many options for open-air activities in Riga, including festivals, sunbathing, swimming, jogging, going for others kinds of sport activities. Besides that, it is possible to spend time on the grass in the nice green areas of Riga parks, which take a significant part of the city centre and might be a nice shelter in a hot day or even become a good place for an easy picnic. It is allowed now to sit on the grass in Riga parks except places, which are marked with prohibition signs and green […]

Driving a car registered abroad on Latvian roads

Starting from 01.01.2017 there have been made amendments to the Road Traffic Law and Vehicle Operating Tax And Company Car Tax Law. These concern drivers who have declared their place of residence in Latvia and drive a car registered abroad on the territory of Latvia, including the following: 1. permits issued by RTSD allowing to use the foreign registered cars are ceased; 2. the tax for M1* and N1** category vehicles registered abroad and operated by persons who have declared their place of residence in Latvia comes into force. Therefore, from January 1st, 2017, a vehicle (M1* or N1** category) […]