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Taste Ukrainian food in Riga

Do you know that Riga offers a lot of options to enjoy authentic Ukrainian food? Our students explored a lot of cafes and even Ukrainian bars to threat themselves with the most popular Ukrainian food and drinks while studying Russian in Riga. All locations are withing 10-15 minutes walking distance from the school. Let's start? There is the TOP 3 locations recommended by our students: 1. ''Borshch"  - the most traditional Ukrainian hearty dishes, like borshch, liver in a cream source and even vegan cabbage rolls. The cost of most dishes is from 4 to 6 euros. Address: Gertrudes street 6. 2. One more spot to enjoy Ukrainian food ''Milti un Gala'' located in the Gastronomy Pavilion of the Riga Central Market. Get ready to taste various pancakes, cutlets, delicious dumplings and of course - vareniki. This spot offers an option to observe the food preparation...
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Top 3 Riga Art Museums

If you’re someone who enjoys art, you’ll enjoy the wide range of art museums Riga has to offer. Latvia is known for its traditional arts and crafts, and is no stranger to classic and modern arts. This is why Riga’s art museums sit among some of the most interesting and unique museums to visit while studying Russian in Riga. Amongst Riga’s art museums are the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Riga Art Nouveau Center, and the Museum of Decorative...
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Summer in Jurmala

Summer in Jurmala is a great time to catch a tan, play some sports, cool off with a swim, or eat great food. From swimming, to sports, to festivals or hanging around town, Jurmala is a great place to relax with friends, and practice your Russian. This town is home to about 25 km of beach on the Gulf of Riga.   Getting to Jurmala Rīga-Pasažieru train station is located in the shopping center, "Origo", right next to the school....
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3 of the Best Museums in Riga

If you're interested in Latvian history museums, Riga is the city for you! Riga has a lot of history, which means it has a plentiful collection of historical museums. The museums usually have great ticket prices for students. At every museum there was always something I wasn’t expecting to learn. Some of my favorites so far have been the Latvian Museum of War, the Museum of the History of Medicine, and the Latvian Ethnographic Museum.   Latvian Museum of War...
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Midsummer in Riga - Let's Celebrate!

Student Experience: Celebrate Midsummer in Riga Celebrating Midsummer in Riga is one of the many wonderful things about studying Russian in Latvia during the summer. In Latvia, these Midsummer holidays are otherwise known as Līgo and Jāni. The summer solstice holiday is a rich cultural experience that also provides an excellent opportunity to practice your Russian. Additionally, you also get to meet new people and visit the holiday market and festivals--all as part of the celebration! Celebrate Midsummer: Holiday Market...
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How do you celebrate summer solstice?

Dear friends, it’s Midsummer, which means everyone in Latvia is in a holiday mood and celebrating summer solstice on June 23rd and 24th – “Jāņi day” and “Līgo day”! In Latvia it’s the most magical festival time, when everyone sings, dances, makes bonfires and is merry until sunrise. So how do you celebrate “Jāņi” exactly?   First of all, with family and friends somewhere in the nature. You make bouquets and wreaths out of herbs, oak leaves and summer flowers. You can feel the spirit of...
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