Average Salary in European Union 2017

For the fourth year in row I'm publishing my humble observations on average salary changes in European Union. In this article I've decided to compare average salary in 2017 with 2014.  For previous archives see: Average salary in EU: 2016, 2015, 2014 I wouldn't call bellow written a scientific research, as most of the data in this article are taken from Wikipedia's article List of European countries by average...

12 Dividend Stocks to Invest to Get Payments Every Month

The other morning I read an article on Kiplinger - Great Stocks to Get Dividends Every Month, and I decided to make some calculations and speculations, as right now I'm looking to invest some money in dividend paying stocks and idea of getting dividends every month seems a very good option to make a living. My goal for 2017 is to invest $8,561 throughout the year, not mandatory all money should be invested in stocks, in fact I have already invested about a quarter of that money in Latvian peer to peer lending marketplace - Mintos. See: ...

Hiking Route in Georgia - Norio Village - Martkopi Monastery

Hiking from Norio village to Martkopi monastery is about 10km long distance (forth and back), best done in Spring, Summer or early Autumn. The route is pretty steep, though covered with asphalt, there are parts of damaged surface and some agility is needed.  The route offers kind of Wilderness in Georgia views, with ruined bridge, tumble asphalt, livestock with a really nice Martkopi monastery at the end of the route. Tip: You could get to the Norio village just for 1.5 GEL in about 30 minutes from  Samgori metro station in Tbilisi We decided to take this hiking route at the end of February 2017, here are shoots from our route At the start of route in Norio Village...

Investment Opportunity in Georgia - Fish Farming & Agro Tourism

The other morning I was contacted by acquaintance informing about interesting investment opportunity in Georgia. Investment opportunity involves fish farming and possible agro tourism. As this investment asks more than $300,000 and is out of my knowledge, I decided to "list" it on blog as blog is getting a lot of eyeballs regarding invest in Georgia. Here is the proposal: This package is to find interested investors for 350,000 USD for a 49% share in the project. The entire farm and project is as of today on a fire-sale of sorts for about 200 000 USD for 100% ownership of 41 Ha (the original purchase price of the land in 2012) near to Sagarejo, Georgia plus all the information, research, data and project...

How To Remove HTML Elements From Drupal 7 Feed

In this article you will learn how to style RSS feed in Drupal 7 (not sure, but most bellow written should apply to Drupal 8 as well) I'm using RSS feeds to power up e-mail newsletters, see How To Sync Drupal RSS Feed to Mailchimp, and everything would be fine, except I had to stop automated email marketing because of amazon affiliate links included in feeds, which is against Amazon Associates TOS.  If you are sending out RSS feeds via email and you are not concerned breaching some rules with links included, this article is not for you, but if you are on Drupal, using Amazon Associates for...
As usual in April 1st (and not because that's a Worldwide Fool's day) I' m celebrating another year since I've relocated to Georgia. This year (2017) marks already 6 year anniversary for me living in...
Long story short - we had a chance to spend in Kiev couple of hours, during our latest flight Tbilisi - Kiev - New York city, after our flight was delayed for about 10 hours at Kiev's ...
83 reasons to visit Georgia is a compilation (round up) post from my, more than five years long, experience living in Georgia as an expat and traveling a lot across Georgia. For the record, I still haven...
For today's article I've decided to take a look on average hotel price in Bulgaria's Plovdiv and also list TOP 10 hotels there based on Booking.com recommendations. Now, just recently I booked my first flight...
Just recently I booked my first flight to Sofia (capital of Bulgaria), after that I made some "investigation" what to expect in Bulgaria and crafted an article: Planing a Trip to Bulgaria - Hotels, Car...
This post is a round up post from our latest travels to Andalusia, region in Spain in June 2016.  It also has been our second visit to Spain, at the end of 2014 we explored another region here -...
Wow, that was a ride. In this post I will write down all major tasks we performed during Summer 2016, which was second year since we started to manage and repair our rural property. Learn more how it all started: Home Remodeling - How It All Starts Each year, at the start at April we arrive to our house and put a lot work and...
It was at the end of September (2016), when we planted 80 strawberry plants in a field which was prepared few days ago with a tiller. See: Ground Milling With A Tiller Earlier this Summer we planted about 15 strawberry plants in wooden boxes, but as we were of for a week long travels to Spain, corvine's ruined 90% of our...
This year's (2016) home remodeling works are coming to the end, though one problem were left - a window for bathroom.  As just outer constructions of walls were performed, and there are still a lot to do inside, before having actual working bathroom, I was left with two options, either purchase an used plastic window and install it...
During the Summer of 2016 we met some new faces, and so back in July we met with a neighbor (Ok, he is actually living some 10 km from our rural house) with a tractor with tiller - I started to ask about the device, would it be possible to mill ground at our place, as we are really into growing some veggies not only in a wooden boxes,...
This article is about restaurants review at Best Western's Tbilisi Art hotel located on Apakidze street 11 (behind the...
Our latest trip to the United States was accompanied a lot by visiting local Asian cuisines, a Japanese Sushi...
I first discovered Spice C noodle house in Philadelphia back in 2013, and mentioned it on my article about streets of...
From the footsteps of mount Kazbegi in Rooms Hotel (Georgia) to the footsteps of the Empire State Building in New York...
Offering a fitness centre, Sleep Inn Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia. Free WiFi access is available. Each room...
La Quinta Inn & Suites Secaucus Meadowlands was our first hotel in United States, during our latest trip here. We...
Located at the base of Kazbek Mountain in Stepantsminda Village, 7 km from the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church,...
Martkopi monastery complex is located some 30km from Tbilisi, Georgia. I first visited it at the end of February 2017...
The Chronicle of Georgia, also called History Memorial of Georgia is one of the hidden gems of Tbilisi. Not at all a...
Norio village is located in Gardabani district some 50 km from Gardabani and 25 km from nations capital...
Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market found at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown ...
There is a super cheap way to travel across the United States using intercity buses. Back in the Summer 2013 I...
Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. Central Park is the most visited...
Maidan Nezalezhnosti (literally:Independence Square) is the central square of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. One...
Kyiv-Passazhyrsky, also called just as Vokzalna, is a railway station in the capital of Ukraine, Kiyv (...
Boryspil International Airport  is an international airport in Boryspil, 29 km  east...
2017 have come with some fresh ideas and changes for me how to continue successfully grew my personal blog (the one you are currently reading). It was back in December when I was intensively brainstorming  ideas on how could I keep my 365 days blogging challenge (an article per day) meanwhile rising the...
The new changes to the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement has been effective since March 1, 2017 Frankly speaking, after when logged to my associates account today I felt horrified after seeing new changes in referral fees, though after some calculations and speculations, I still feel very good about Amazon...
Learn how I increased revenue from Google AdSense by 63% Year over Year and how you could too.  For a prelude: I have been using Google AdSense for already seven and a half years by now, from whom first four and a half years have generated a really modest sum of EUR 100 from many low traffic and let's be ...
When it comes down to the Facebook Ads, I have love it / hate it relations, let me explain - I believe Facebook Ads are one of the simplest ways for small business to spread the word, while, at least, speaking about my experience the results are questionable. I'm spending on Facebook ads regularly, my spending/promotion habits are...
Samsung Galaxy A3 is an entry level business smartphone with 16GB built in memory, 1.5 GHz quad core...
I bought Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive at the Best Buy store in Manhattan, New York...
The Fujifilm X-T20 is a 4K-capable enthusiast-level, interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera, sharing some of the high-...
You'll be surprised to know that a good photo is never defined by the brand of camera in your hand or the number of megapixels, what makes a good photo is light, the subject and you yourself. So, before you decide to buy a camera for more in-depth photography and control, go over these tips for getting your basics spot on. 1. Don't...
The EOS M5 is Canon's best mirrorless offering. But this may not mean that the camera giant's mirrorless beats the excellent mirrorless cameras from Sony and Fuji. With a lot of features borrowed from the 80D in a small and light body, the M5 is certainly interesting. Let's see if it can hold up against the competition or not. If you...
Indoor photography covers a huge range of situations – from kids’ birthdays to high-end interior shootings. Basically, everything that is shot indoors. Assuming that you don’t own a studio lighting gear, all you’re left with is a light that’s already in your space. Because of that, indoor photography is often not-so-easy to shoot. Why?...
A Brief Look at the Preset Packs offered by DPS Lightroom is one of the most widely used tool of photographers. An easy to use organizer and an even more efficient editing tool, Lightroom is an excellent software to have in your photography arsenal. The only problem is – you have to learn how to use it. And that takes some time. With...
That time of the year have come and for the rare time this year I was actually operating with camera in our kitchen -...
Here comes another post on food blogger series, and again I must admit I'm not the original creator of following sponge...
If you asked me how to make hamburger buns at home question some eight years ago - I would say - it's complicated...
There are plenty of translation management systems available on the market, some are better, some have features that other's don't have. And some are paid while some are Open Source (free) In today's servers article series I will share my configuration I used to install Open Source GlobalSight translation management system on...
It has been more than 2 years, since I installed (set and forgot) OwnCloud for internal file sharing.  For the past two years OwnCloud have worked like a charm (and still does). Just today I faced a problem - I tried to upload file larger than 513 MB (default max file for OwnCloud), but struck because of exceeding max file...
I was working on a new customers website, and I was looking for ways to showcase current development stage to the client, meanwhile hiding contents from others. Sounds familiar? In this server series guide I will provide info how to set up basic HTTP authentication with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Most details for this article are taken from...
In this article I will provide simple instructions on how to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.  In fact I didn't wanted to push for a server upgrade for a while, but decided to do it now, and not to wait when things will break completely. In fact I was working on a Drupal 8 site development and wanted to have it on more recent version...
In this article you will learn how to style RSS feed in Drupal 7 (not sure, but most bellow...
In this article you will learn how I managed to increase load times for a Drupal powered site (the...
In today's Drupal tutorial series I'm going to show a simple way how to build an authors page...
In this article I will provide information how to install latest Drupal 8 version on Ubuntu 14.04...
I'm starting a new Drupal series - Drupal Tuesday, from now on - every Tuesday, Drupal related...
It seems just yesterday I wrapped a simple Drupal tutorial on how to enable pretty URL's for Drupal...