Riga is one of the several cities I had the chance to live over the last years. The Latvian capital has finally grown in attention and, regularly, I’ve been asked by readers from all over the world about travels and expatriations to the Baltic region.
This way, I decided to publish the ebook ‘Rigas Diena’ as a result of living 9 months in the biggest city of the Baltic states: in 34 pages you will read about those challenging times, including some tips on how I found a job and how it was to work in Latvia.
In fact, I lived a series of unforgettable episodes: from meeting new interesting people to miss my relatives and friends in Lisbon; from the desperation of being stuck at home for consecutive days to the bliss and excitement when I started to work in a local company.
For those who already followed this experience here at worldwidepedrol.com, don’t worry: you will find a revision and new edition on most of the chronicles as well as an updated and more complete version of the Riga Guide, with my favorite top suggestions of what you can find in the city.
Thank you for posting this, I would be very interested to read your account of your stay in Riga. My grandparents were Latvian and I visited Riga a long time ago. It was a wonderful city and I’d love to go back, but as that’s not an option right now, at least I can read about it!
dear Ingrid, thank you so much for your comment 🙂 I can imagine how fun it would be for your read my experience in Riga 🙂 it was challenging but truly positive, I’m sure you’ll love to read my impressions there and it will work as an extra motivation to visit a country where your roots are from 🙂 once you get let me know your feedback 🙂 stay safe, PedroL
Will do 🙂
thanks Ingrid 🙂 PedroL
hi Ingrid, just to let you know that the ebook is now FREE to download 🙂 regards, PedroL
Thank you, Pedro! I did mean to do this ages ago but I don’t have a lot of time for reading at the moment, however I will make time to read this 🙏
Take ur time, hope you enjoy it 🙂 best, PedroL
This is amazing Pedro. Good luck with your new project!
thank you so much for your support 🙂 have a wonderful weekend, PedroL
how wondrous if you can make money from your adventures … good luck with that!
Nice to meet you 🙂
that’s it, can you imagine to fund my trips with my travel chronicles?? well, let’s try eheh thanks for your support Kate 🙂 PedroL
wow to think I did that all on a shoestring, camping and hitching thru more than thirty countries before internet even existed!
you must have such unique memories… and I can imagine how it must be to return to a place where you were a long time ago and compare the differences… oh yeah 🙂 PedroL
no wish to return to most places and see the damage that “progress” has done! Other places I’ve visited regularly over the years 🙂
yeah, I know what you mean… anyway, at least you had the chance to see it 🙂 PedroL
I made it happen ..
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I love seeing people publish their stories, and I personally had a great time exploring Riga, Vilnius and Tallin years ago. This book seems like it might be worth it if you’re planning a post-COVID trip. I haven’t read it, but if you do let us know how it is in the comments.
dear Mel, thank you so much for sharing my ebook dedicated to those months in the amazing and unique city of Riga 🙂 I’m sure you’d love to read my experience and see Riga through my eyes 🙂 have a great week, PedroL
I purchased your ebook! I’m going to give it a read and if it’s alright with you, I’d like to write up a review about it to post to my blog?! 🙂 Let me know what you think!
Dear Kelly, check your email 🙂 as I wrote you it means a lot to me that you purchased my ebook, I hope you find it interesting and it makes you smile reading my adventures in a city (and country) with a culture so différent of mine ahah
It will be great if you take some time to review my ebook and post in your blog, that’s so kind, thank you so much 🙂 I have already a few feedback and people have been so helpful and nice 🙂
Thanks again and have a lovely week,
Absolutely not a problem! I’d be happy to do that! I’ll probably reach out and see if I can ask you some follow up questions if you don’t mind? 🙂
I’ll be more than happy to answer you Kelly 🙂 and thanks again, regards 🙂 PedroL
Having a Latvian wife and having been to RIga, this was an especially interesting post for me. Keep up the quality work!
Thanks Jorge, I think you will love to read the ebook, and of course your wife to see Riga and Latvia through a foreigners eyes eheh PedroL
Jorge, just to let you know the ebook is now FREE 🙂 regards, PedroL
Hi Pedro, thanks for all your support with “Peace”. Much appreciated. Best of luck with your ebook, which looks very interesting. Have you any idea why no one appears to have visited the “St. Ives” post in my blog?
Thanks for the comment 🙂 I don’t know Charles! All the best, PedroL
Good luck with the ebook.
Thank you so much Peter 🙂 have a lovely weekend, PedroL
hi Peter! just to let you know that the Riga ebook is now FREE 🙂 regards, PedroL
Interesting! I’m originally from Latvia, and have lived in Riga for quite a few decades. Well, I relocated to Canada 16 years ago.
It was amazing to see somebody publishing about Riga’s diena. It’s usually quite a celebration.
Apart from Riga, Latvia has many ancient towns and cities, I hope you got to see something outside Riga, as well.
Dear Inese, thank you so much for your comment,
You are more than welcome to download this pdf and read my experience in your beautiful country 🙂
I’ve seen some cities but I am aware of the fact that I could have seen more…
Anyway, it is always a pleasure to return to Latvia and discover a bit more eheh
Do you speak Latvian? I didn’t learn that much, anyway Paldies 🙂
Thank you so much Iryna 🙂 PedroL
Very inspirational, Pedro! thank you for creating such beautiful content. Many happy travels, ioana ❤🌍
Glad you appreciate it and thanks for taking some time to comment eheh feel free to download and read about my experience in Riga 🙂 PedroL
Thanks for sharing this. I am going to Latvia in two weeks! Wish me luck.
thank you James! hope you find the ebook interesting… and of course, all the best for your experience there, how long are you staying?? and don’t worry, the hardest winter days are gone now ahah regards, PedroL
Going for 3 days all going well thank again and take care !
have fun James 🙂 PedroL