Primer on the Latvian Presidential Elections & Some (Heavy!) Summer Reading Recommendations

Hi everyone! I’m currently on a bus  to Klaipeda, the gateway town to the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO site. The Spit is a strip of land that is three miles wide, and is covered in sand dunes. Half of it belongs to Lithuania, and the other half belongs to Russia’s Kaliningrad region. The part that

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Thoughts on Latvian Food & the Steep Learning Curve of an Intern

Hi all! First off, I’d like to apologize for not writing as frequently as I’d originally planned. I’m spending 8 hours a day researching, writing, and editing, so coming home and writing more can be a bit difficult. Today is different though. Today is a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and I just spent the last two

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My First Week in the Baltics: Meeting the Ambassador & Overcoming Language Barriers

Well folks, I’ve been in Latvia for over a week now, and want to give you my first impressions of work at the Embassy and the city of Riga. I’ve settled in a place in what is known as the Quiet Center, since there are no bars or party places, and it feels really safe.

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