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What do expats in Latvia appreciate most about the local culture?

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We asked expats and digital nomads what they appreciate the most about the local culture in Latvia. They wrote...

"Expats in Latvia appreciate the abundance of nature and its spectacular landscapes, the extensive cultural history, and local customs and traditions unique to the region. They also enjoy Latvia’s long and proud seafaring heritage, its delicious cuisine, and its vibrant music and art scenes. Expats often find the warm hospitality of Latvian people endearing, and appreciate the country’s commitment to environmental protection and its commitment to preserving nature and its beautiful green spaces. The low cost of living and the reasonable cost of housing are other highlights noted by expats living in Latvia," remarked another expat in Latvia.

"The Latvian culture is beautiful and interesting - as are the people. I appreciate that most Latvians work in Riga (or other city) and then immediately disappear to the woods in their other homes to be out in nature. They are fine, decent people. They sort of just keep to themselves, like most Europeans, and this can be seen by us Americans as being stand-offish or even rude," said a member in Riga, Latvia.

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