Category: Culture

Riga Motor Museum: Porsches

Riga Motor Museum: Porsches

Since I was about 10-years old, I have been in love with Porsches. I remember finding my older brother’s Car & Driver magazine from 1972 or so, and it featured a Porsche 911. Then my Aunt Ruta gave me a special edition of Road & Track that had the worlds fastest cars. The 959 came …

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September 2023

September 2023

It has been too long since I have written anything, so this is just an exercise in writing. I have been to the USA and back, and since today is the last day of summer, it seems fitting to write a relatively interesting post about my thoughts an reflections on life. September Here I sit …

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Road Tripping through Latvia in June (And thank you!)

Road Tripping through Latvia in June (And thank you!)

A Confession I have a confession to make. I am a hypocrite. I sit here on my island in Riga, watching the traffic on the bridge, contemplating about how cars are terrible and horrible. I rant about how nice a carless city would be, and make fun of America for all of our freeways, parking …

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Pokaiņi mežs: The Magic of the Pokaiņi Forest

Pokaiņi mežs: The Magic of the Pokaiņi Forest

My cultural experience model went off the rails in March when I was suddenly left unemployed with no prospects in Latvia. This came as a huge surprise to me, and even though I am relatively old, and I feel like I should be in a secure place in my life by now, I am not. …

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YoC.8: Covid and Raimonds Pauls

YoC.8: Covid and Raimonds Pauls

Unfortunately, I finally caught the Covid, so my weekend plan to see Raimonds Pauls, one of Latvia’s most popular musicians, was dashed. I gave my ticket to Lara, my best British friend, and she went and sent me some photos and videos, so I can share a bit of the experience despite being stuck at …

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