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  • Last login 4 months ago

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  • 10 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Latvian
  • 48, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Tour guiding and translating
  • No education listed
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About Me

I'm a friendly guy with a cat living in the green, quiet, beautiful Pārdaugava side of Riga (10 minutes from the city centre). You are welcome to stay with me in my apartment - in summer we can hang out in my garden, cook barbecue and drink some beer. Or let's meet up for a coffee or lunch. In summer I'm a a Riga tour guide so I can tell you about the city. You can also check out my guide to the best places to eat, party and sightsee in Riga:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet amazing people, share my home with them, and crash on a couch somewhere, sometime myself..


History, psychology, movies, ice swimming, sauna, good beer, old buildings

  • dining
  • cooking
  • off-roading
  • historic sites

Music, Movies, and Books

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent a winter in Siberia. I know what minus 45 degrees feels like!

What I Can Share with Hosts

There's a single bunk bed in the spare room, plus a spare bed in the living room, so 2 people can stay over.
In summer we can have a barbecue and drink some beer in my garden, right next to the apartment.
I'm a tour guide and have loads of information and stories to share about Riga!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Latvia

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