Diary of a Baltic Exile

  • 2003-11-06
Problems, problems, problems. Life in the Baltics is full of problems for foreigners like myself. For example, a Scandinavian business associate of mine recently came to town on a business trip. "Show me a good time," he said. "I've heard some wild stories about Riga." Clearly the last thing on his mind was business. I didn't know what to do with him. Scandinavians are so strange. At home most of them suffer from chronic emotional constipation. But when they come to the Baltics they suddenly become maniacal beer-drinking, skirt-chasing, pot bellied pigs, to put it gently.I asked my associa...
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