Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers, destinations served and aircraft movements....

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Dosso Dossi Istanbul Old City Hotel

We booked this 4-star hotel in Sultanahmet district, Istanbul for a one night stay during a layover flight Riga - Istanbul - Tbilisi at the end of May 2017.  We paid...

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000...

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque  is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in...

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Summer Solstice 2017

This is already fourth Summer Solstice featured on this blog. see how three years ago we made a barbeque on our Tbilisi's balcony...

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Abava Rumba Waterfall

Abava Rumba is the second widest waterfall in Latvia (after Venta Rumba) ,up to 1 m high and 35 m wide. I had a chance to visit...

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How & Why To Buy Crypto Currencies (bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin) Online - Coinbase

The other night I was talking with a fellow affiliate marketer on Facebook, our conversation for some reason started to focus on investments, stocks and crypto currencies. Seems that alternative finance income ideas...

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3 day leisure trip to Germany (The Mossel Valley)

This is a round up post about our latest travel to Germany, at the end of May 2017. Our trip started at Dortmund airport, were we got a nice Nissan X-trail rental car from Hertz (about EUR 250 for 4 days)....

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Postcards from Germany

Welcome to another Piece of Life postcards from series. In today's article - Germany. We traveled to Germany for about 3 days at the end of May 2017.  I was not at all in photography this time, but still managed...

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3 day leisure trip to Germany (The Mossel Valley)

This is a round up post about our latest travel to Germany, at the end of May 2017. Our trip started at Dortmund airport, were we got a nice Nissan X-trail rental car from Hertz (about EUR 250 for 4 days). Although I've traveled to Germany countless times in the past, this is just third recap featured on blog, in fact about 2 years ago we made a similar trip to Germany but extended it it by...

Weekend trip to Telavi (Georgia) and Vicinty

This is a short recap article about our latest trip to the region of Kakheti in Western Georgia, during a weekend trip we stayed in a lovely Chataeu Mere hotel near Telavi and explored nearby vicinity. We did this trip as indie travelers, first booked hotel room, then contacted hotel and asked transfer service from our Tbilisi apartment to hotel (and back). For such transfer we paid GEL 70 (one...

Day trip to Gori and nearby vicinity

Day trips to Gori and nearby vicinity are quite possible if traveling from Tbilisi. Although not so popular as day trips to Mtskheta and Jvari (because located very close to Tbilisi) a trip to Gori and region (Shida Kartli) is a nice way to travel though the past.  It was at the end of March 2017, when my business partner (traveltogeorgia.net) agreed to show me some cool and unseen...

10 Day Business / Leisure Trip to the United States (New York & Philadelphia)

A short 10 day trip to the United States, visiting 3 states (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)  Long story short - I had to fly to the United States for one reason - opening a bank account (see: How To Open A Bank Account in U.S., As A Non-resident Non - citizen, Wells Fargo Bank), for the flight we decided to go with Ukrainian airlines from Tbilisi via Kiev to New York city (see...

42 Beautiful Places To Visit in Tbilisi and Georgia

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 Georgia. 6 years? Gosh, that's a lot. During the past years I've traveled Georgia a lot. Book a tour in Georgia #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px...

Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

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 Borispol airport we decided to use these hours by exploring Kiev, instead of waiting at airport's transit area. Out of the airport terminal at Borispol, there are buses taking passengers...

Summer Solstice 2017

This is already fourth Summer Solstice featured on this blog. see how three years ago we made a barbeque on our Tbilisi's balcony and how we celebrated our first Summer Solstice in our newly inherited house two years ago. Also compare how did it go last year. This year we celebrated Summer Solstice already for the third time at our rural country house, see home remodeling.  This year it was just us two and cats. Nothing fancy. Improvised DJ Remote control and some...

Home Remodeling - End Of The Season 2

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 investment to make this a livable place. In the first year, the major task performed was roof replacement, see: Meet the New Roof (Pictures Before and After)...

Planting Strawberry Plants In Fall

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 harvest. This is the thing I worry most, probably some net should be added over plants in future. Strawberries planted under film We bought about 6 varieties of...

Cafe - Hotel Kandava

Kandava is a small but lovely town in the Western Latvia. I haven't been here many times, just some 3-4, but I really enjoy these small and tranquil Latvian towns. We were just driving around Latvia and around meal time discovered we are in Kandava. In the city center on Sabiles street we found a lovely cafeteria with clear name - Kandava.Turns out there is both cafe and hotel available at this...

Magic Fish - Tbilisi Restaurant

Magic Fish is another interesting restaurant I've discovered in Tbilisi (see complete list with Tbilisi restaurant reviews). The fun fact is following, I had seen this place countless times by passing it by on lively Aghmeneshabeli avenue, but never thought, there is a restaurant located inside. As flashy banner, and kind of strange name lead me to think there is some disco bar or something....

Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi

I've found one of my favorite Tbilisi restaurants - meet Hard Rock cafe Tbilisi, located on lively Vasil Petrashvili street 1, near Tbilisi Philharmonic building. Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi, in fact is first Hard Rock cafe I've ever visited, but now I know, there is a good reason to visit them around the World. Hard Rock Cafe Tbilsi ​Located steps away from Casino Sakartvelo in...

Dosso Dossi Istanbul Old City Hotel

We booked this 4-star hotel in Sultanahmet district, Istanbul for a one night stay during a layover flight Riga - Istanbul - Tbilisi at the end of May 2017.  We paid about EUR 50 for one night stay at this hotel Located in Sultanahmet district, Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City is within a walking distance from historical sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern and the Blue Mosque....

Hotel Monopol in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

This 3-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Gelsenkirchen's northern Buer district. It is 3 km from the Veltins Arena and 1 km from Gelsenkirchen-Buer Nord train station.  Hotel Monopol was our last accommodations while in Germany for a short few day trip, unfortunately I was not in the photography mood and didn't made much photos in the past days and almost forgot to photograph...

Haus Daniela Superior Apartment in Cochem, Germany

I now have pretty ambivalent feelings regarding booking apartments instead of hotel rooms. Despite my feelings, Haus Daniela was a really nice stay in Cochem. For this spacious apartment we paid about EUR 200 for a one night stay, but it featured 3 bedrooms, a huge outdoor terrace with an electrical grill and very well equipped kitchen. Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Haus Daniela Superior...

Rose Cottage in Udler, Germany

Featuring free WiFi and garden views, Rose Cottage is a holiday home, situated in Udler. It provides free private parking. We booked this place on booking.com for a one night stay during our few day leisure trip in Germany, sadly there are few good words I can use to describe our stay here. As this place is one of the few that actually kind of ruined our holidays. Anyhow let's start with...

Sunset hotel in Jurmala

I now have a great selection of Jurmala hotels, in todays article the latest addition - Hotel Sunset on Pilsonu street in Jurmala. When traveling to or from Riga and looking for a cheap stay I prefer Jurmala (as it's close to Riga) or some suburbs in Riga. Although some might think Jurmala is an expensive city  in fact - it's not. For a decent hotel room in Jurmala you could easly find value...

Apartment Alte Pfarre in Gudensberg, Germany

Alte Pfarre Gudensberg offers pet-friendly accommodation in a historical timbered house in Gudensberg, 17 km from Kassel and 42 km from Bad Hersfeld. The unit is 18 km from Bad Wildungen. Free private parking is available on site. After a visit to this place we have agreed, let's include such apartments in our future travel plans instead of just simple hotel rooms. Stay at apartments gives much...
Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is ideal for those seeking a peaceful place to rest. Your personal piece of paradise is...
We booked hotel Chateau Mere Telavi at the start of April and were hoping to enjoy early spring in Kakheti....
Georgia is well known of it's sulfur bath houses, most recognized are located in the Tbilisi' s Old Town (see...
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest...
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the...
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque  is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular...
Abava Rumba is the second widest waterfall in Latvia (after Venta Rumba) ,up to 1 m high and 35 m wide. I had a chance...
The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The...
Eltz Castle (German: Burg Eltz) is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the ...
In this article I'll review a mini case study from my 3 day experiments with Facebook conversions ads, at the end of this article I'l provide a brief tutorial on how to setup Facebook conversion advertising for your website. I've a love/hate relationships when it comes down to Facebook advertising, I've been using...
I've been using OneSignal to collect web push subscribers for my blog, since November 2016, by now I can brag with more than 12,000 web push subscribers for this blog. As I keep writing on many topics, I don't find it a good idea of sending RSS notification for each new article. How To Setup Web Push Notifications For Drupal 8 (Or...
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...
The Sony A5000 is a light and compact mirrorless camera, featuring interchangeable lens and a DSLR-class APS-C sensor....
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...
That time of the year have come and as usual in April I return to photograph that lovely brick wall opposite to our apartment, turning green. This year I decided to excel in time lapse photography and video. Few month ago I bought an intervalometer (around Christmas time) and today was actually first time I put it on real action....
The E-M10 Mark I was an excellent camera already. But the E-M10 Mark II is more than a simple update to the Mark I, released for the sake of having an inexpensive flagship mirrorless. The E-M10  Mark II has a load of features bundled into a compact body and with a price tag of less than $500. With features like in-built image...
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and it is a technique in which many images – usually around 3 or 5 – are merged together, so that details from all the different images show up in the final HDR image. It is simply using the dynamic range over many exposures in one single image. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:...
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...
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...
If you have recently installed a fresh Drupal 8 site on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx running on it and you are getting Unable to send e-mail. Contact the site administrator if the problem persists notice after submitting contact form, you are missing an important element for your site to functions properly. You could be missing...
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'll shed some light on how easy it is to perform a minor Drupal 8 upgrade between...
Lately I feel very enthusiastic working with latest Drupal 8 release, though Drupal 8 have...
By default, out of the box, Drupal taxonomy term pages are styled kind of ugly, but with help of...
I'm not an expert in EU laws, but as far as I remember since 2012 there have been passed a law,...
There is no secret that related content can help to improve over all page views for website....
In this tutorial you will learn how to setup custom Facebook like & share buttons for Drupal 8...