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Experience in Riga, Latvia, by Khondamiir

Published by flag-uz Khondamiir Salokhitdinov — 3 years ago

0 Tags: flag-lv Erasmus experiences Riga, Riga, Latvia

What is it like to live in Riga? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Well, to be honest weather in Riga is so changeable especially in autumn and winter. In winter it's so cold. I would recommend Riga for the second semester because it will be in spring and a bit of summer, so weather will be more warm and joyful.


The city is not so big, the most entertaining places are in the city center which is called "Old Riga". There are also places which are must visit for example Sigulda Jurmala.

What is the student lifestyle like in Riga?

The student life is good enough especially for Erasmus student, 2-3 days to study and in others days you are free to visit some places or other cities. For example in my ISMA university the study isn't so hard. I study 4 days in one week.

How much does it cost to live in Riga?

So, where I am living in 1 Home student hotel it costs 200 € for a one person in double-room. It includes all bills and wi-Fi. For eating it will takes around 250-350 € (it's for mine expenses) and lastly, if like nightlife extra money need to be spent.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Riga? Is there any advice you can give?

I think that it's not difficult, one can find ant kind of accommodation from internet. My advice you can find out from web site which is called ss.com.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

My favourite food is a steak! But I would prefer to cook at home.

What places would you recommend visiting in Riga?

Mostly, as I wrote a bit earlier to the Old Riga but beloved place is French bar!



Is it good to eat out in Riga? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

If money isn't a problem the answer is yes. Well, if I will list all of them 2-3 hours will be need.

    1. Tokyo city.

    2. Turkish kebabs.

    3. Mc Donald's.

Is the nightlife good in Riga? Where is good to go?

And again to the Old Riga, there are a lot of bars, night clubs pubs and so on. If you wanna come to Riga you will find out yourself automatically.

What advice would you give future students heading to Riga?

Well, my advice is that if you going to come to Riga in 1 semester in spring or winter take some really warm clothes. You are always welcome!


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