I’m currently in Riga working on a two-week consulting project in course on creating international firms.
Here’s what I’ve observed so far:
– There are surprisingly many dads with prams walking around.
– Dogs, however, are scarce.
– Food (everything) is incredibly for a Swede and we’ve been eating out almost every night.
– The scars of the Soviet occupation seem to have faded very little in the 20+ years since the independence.
– People in service jobs tend to be extremely service-minded.
– Most companies have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.
– The Ukraine situation worries the Lats.
– Buildings are a mix of incredibly worn houses and remarkable historical buildings.
– We are a curiosity at our office and people constantly poke their heads in to say hi.
– Skirts are much longer here than in Sweden and my Swedish-length ones have been slightly conspicuous.
– Programmers are and look the same in any country.
Deadline and final presentation is on Friday, so back to work.