Moving to Latvia from the UK
At 312 metres (1,024’), Gaizinkalns is the highest point in Latvia. Not high enough – look at neighbouring Estonia. Their highest point is Suur Munamagi at 318 metres (1,043.47’), a whole 6 metres (20’) higher. So the Latvians started to build a tower so that they could be higher, but it never got finished and is now closed as unsafe. However, its Freedom Statue is 43 metres high (141’), one of the highest monuments in Europe. If you are moving to Latvia from UK you might be pleased to know that Latvia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It joined the EU in 2004 and has been a member of the Schengen area since 2007. The capital city is Riga and the currency has been the euro since January 2014. Ethnically, the population is 59% Latvian and 29% Russian, and more than a third live in the capital, Riga.
Expats in Latvia
There are several sites where you can get information about expat clubs, news and communities. These three sites will give you a taste of what is available.
Kwintessential Latvia this site even offers a course in relocating to Latvia.
Wash your car frequently in winter as the salt on the road is very corrosive – and be careful where you fill up as some garages sell substandard petrol.
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