Bears, Black Balzam and Beijing: two years as an Englishman in Riga

  • 2018-03-28
Louis Dowling, a school teacher originally from the UK, has spent the past two years living and working in Latvia. In this article, he writes about his memories from this period. I believe in fate, and I believe it was fate that brought me to Latvia. As a teacher in the UK, the work was tough and I felt confined by the classroom and the endless cycles of planning, marking and reviews. There was no room to do anything else with my remaining time and energy. I was convinced that greener pastures lay beyond the cliffs of Dover and I thus dreamt of opportun...
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