Stargazing in Ječi, Boat Riding in Laidi, Stock Trading in Vilgāle

Updated: 18 August, 2022 seen 5

Yesterday we traveled to Ječi to move the lawn, grill a fish and use it as a camp base before visiting a pebbled beach near Nida close to the Latvian/Lithuanian.

Our new favorite shop - LIDL, fish is awesome and the rest is good too. We are lucky to have one LIDL store in Liepaja, about 25 km from our Ječi house. 

I love…

Guest House 'Odumiņi'

Updated: 16 August, 2022 seen 10

Guesthouse Odumiņi is located close to Varakļāni town in the historical region of Latgale, Latvia. We booked a one-night stay here at the start of August 2022, during our weekend trip to Latgale.

For a one-night stay here we paid about EUR 100, with the sauna included.

The vacation home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom,…

Varakļāni Palace

Updated: 16 August, 2022 seen 10

Varakļāni Palace is located in Varakļāni, in the historical region of Latgale, Latvia.

We visited this place shortly at the start of August 2022, during a weekend trip to Latgale. I was not sure what for to look in the area and just googled the top sightseeing objects in Varakļani and this place popped top on the list.

Top Selling Laptops with 2.2K Display

Updated: 15 August, 2022 seen 12

Looking to upgrade your laptop - take a look at these laptop models with 2.2K display (2240 x 1400)

A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. The prices for laptop computers listed…

Koknese Castle

Updated: 12 August, 2022 seen 32

Koknese Castle is a complex in Koknese, Latvia, dating from the 13th century. The castle was situated on a high bluff overlooking the Daugava river valley. In 1965 a hydroelectric dam was built downriver, creating a reservoir that partially submerged the castle and flooded the surrounding valley.

We visited Koknese castle…

More Laminate flooring, Tiles for the Bathroom + some electricity works

Updated: 11 August, 2022 seen 40

After the tile removal in the kitchen and hallway area, it was already agreed - I will re-install laminate there. Additionally, after hydro isolation works in the bathroom I decided I will tile again.

I was very scared before the new tile job and measured everything 10 times before applying tile glue. Also, I decided to go for…

Quail Farm Rīta Putni / Olalā Koknese

Updated: 10 August, 2022 seen 15

Rīta Putni is located in one of the most picturesque places in Latvia - Koknese county Bilstini just a few minutes away from Perse and Daugava river, where an impressive view of Koknese castle ruins can be seen.

I first heard about this place, or more about its products - quail eggs, a few years ago back in Georgia, an…

Church hill Daugavpils

Updated: 9 August, 2022 seen 8

Baznīckalns or Church hill in Daugavpils is said to be one of the main tourist attractions in the city. This was one of the rare times I visited Daugavpils and I must admit I didn't had any clue what should we see here and just Google for the top attractions and Church hill or Baznickalns was atop of the list.

Every traveler…

$1,000 Options Trading Challenge

Updated: 8 August, 2022 seen 10

Hi traders - I have some excellent news, I've decided to launch a $1,000 options trading challenge - or I will start small and try to get there soon.

On average I'm looking to get there in 3-4 months by trading safely.

The trade plan lies in trading cash secured put options and trying to avoid the assignment as often as…

Would I invest $2,000 in US stocks

Updated: 5 August, 2022 seen 17

This article has been sitting in the blog's draft section since May 2018, I decided I just have to write an answer to this question - would I invest $2,000 in US stocks? 

Why $2,000? Apparently, that seemed quite a sum to lose back in 2018. I was just starting out my stocks portfolio and hadn't any idea about stock options.…