Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (37). Dad, husband, options trader(premium seller), drupal developer, drone enthusiast, globetrotter, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian). I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and an ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that interest me.

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Valentine's Day in Tbilisi: A Guide to Romantic Getaways and Activities

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Valentine's Day, the day of love, is just around the corner, and Tbilisi, the charming capital of Georgia, is a perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Whether you're a long-time couple or on your first date, Tbilisi has something special in store for you.

From candlelit dinners to breathtaking landscapes, the city offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the most romantic things to do in Tbilisi on Valentine's Day.

Romantic getaways in Tbilisi

Hotels listed in this article contain affiliate links to Booking.com, and if you will click on them and make an actual booking I will earn an affiliate income from that

Stay in a luxurious hotel…

Google vs ChatGPT: A Comparison of Two Powerful AI Technologies

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In the world of AI and technology, two names stand out: Google and ChatGPT. Both are powerful tools that have changed the way we search and communicate online. But how do they compare, and what are the key differences between them?

Google is a search engine and technology company that provides users with a vast database of information. It uses a powerful algorithm to analyze search queries and deliver accurate results. Google's search engine is used by millions of people around the world, and it has become a household name. In addition to search, Google also offers a wide range of other services, such as email, cloud storage, productivity tools, and more.

Google search

On the other hand, ChatGPT is a language model…

Tbilisi's Booming Small Business Scene: Opportunities for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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During my stay in Tbilisi, I've explored various entrepreneurial ventures, ranging from launching a hostel, operating a black kitchen, or creating a Groupon-like platform.

My current, and latest, investment project in Tbilisi real estate involves purchasing pre-construction real estate with the aim of reselling it for a profit upon completion.

To gather more inspiring ideas, I've asked OpenAI machine learening to create a list of unique and promising small business opportunities that could thrive in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, is a hub of creativity and entrepreneurship, offering a wide range of opportunities for starting a small business. With its growing economy and increasing tourism, there is…

January 2023 Blog Traffic And Income Report 25,001 Users / $231.63

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Welcome to the latest edition of the blog traffic and income reports for January 2023.

These reports help me keep track of my progress and give you a behind-the-scenes look at my blog's performance. I'm using OpenAI to help me write this article for better SEO.

Blog Traffic in January 2023

The month of January saw an increase in blog traffic compared to December 2022, with 25,001 unique visitors visiting my blog.  The increase in traffic shows that my efforts to stop the decline and return to growth are paying off.

Blog traffic January 2023. Data source: Google Analytics

Compared to January 2022, the traffic is also up by +21%. However, my goal is to bring the blog back to its former glory and reach at least…

Sairme Pillars

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The pillars of Sairme are a rock massif in the region of Racha - Lechkhumi, Georgia. 

The region of Lechkhumi is rich with remarkable natural and historical monuments. Among them is one of the natural monuments, the rocky massif- Sairme Pillars.

I first learned about this place back in 2022, during our weekned trip to the region of Racha. I hired the local driver to take me here. I didnt hike here, just was flying DJI mavic air 2 around. 

The are seems like an easy hike route.

Sairme pillars in Georgia

Sarme pillars are located between the villages of Alpana and Chreloba, near the village Sairme.

On the right bank of the river Rioni, from the mountain pass, where the road folds between the uphill…

Top 16 Best Selling Laptops February 2023

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Protect and attack, or yesterday I was playing chess with my 4-year-old daughter and we tried some new moves and combinations when I come up with  - protect and attach plan, which actually should be rephrased more to defense/offense play.

Anyhow, this morning I decided to check if such a strategy even exists - "protect and attack" - to find out, it is the core strategy for Lenovo company.

At the heart of Lenovo’s growth in recent years has been a strategy—known as “protect and attack”—that was put in motion by CEO Yang Yuanqing. As its name suggests, this strategy combines defensive and offensive elements. Defensively, Lenovo seeks to build on its success in China, where it currently occupies a dominant position as China's…

Alpana Waterfall

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Alpana waterfall is a small waterfall along the Alpana - Tsageri road in the Racha - Lechkhumi region of Georgia. 

I was taken here by our driver we ordered back in Ambrolauri, just shortly after visiting Sairme pillars during our weekend trip to Racha back in October 2022

Alpana waterfall

Seems there is a little pool where some could go for a nice refreshments in a hot Summer day

Alpana waterfall in Georgia

Quite pictursque place. worth to spend some 5 minutes here.

Defunct Tkibuli - Tskhrajvari Cable Car

Tourism objects 23 January, 2023 seen 62

During our latest (and yet first) Racha trip we discovered this quite awesome, but defunct Soviet cable car station near Tskhrajvari.

Turns out, it has been the second largest Second longest aerial tramway in Georgia and Soviet Union with 3644 meters, height difference: 850 meters.

Tkibuli - Tskhrajvari Cable Car

The cable car station near Tskhrajvari is located at the top of the cliff - nowadays quite a popular tourist destination in the area. 

Despite being defunct - I see a great potential to renew cable car service hear, at least as tourism potential.

Tkibuli - Tskhrajvari Cable Car

According to Irakli Zhozhuashvili Flickr post

Put in Service in 1984.…

Birthday in Latgale

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While editing the "Big Documentary Film 2022"  and while working with August 2022 video files - I made an additional, short film - a wonderful weekend, during which we traveled from Ječi to Andzeli - visiting Koknese, Varakļani, Rēzekne, Daugpili, Dagdu - a couple of lakes and more.

Latgale is cool, go to Latgale! Enjoy the video and thumbs up!

Save thousands on Architecture costs with SketchUp 3D Modeling for your Scandi house in Latvia

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This Spring we are planning another awesome DIY project - to build a Scandinavian-style house in rural Latvia.

A simple, one-storey building, with a total area slightly under 60m2.

The local construction law in Latvia classifies buildings under 60m2 as Group 1 buildings, which requires fewer loosened rules, just a description of the construction plan, and a minimal building plan is required to be submitted at bis.gov.lv

I'm planning to build this house myself, thus saving a lot on construction. There is no set timeframe for the project, but I would say it looks like a two Summer project. Fulfilling Summers.

For the past few weeks, I have been in touch with a few architects, looking to order a project for our…

Top 20 Best Selling Gaming Laptops 2023

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Gaming laptops with Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors are among best selling in 2023. ASUS, Lenovo, Acer, HP, MSI and some leaser known brands are computing for the title - best gamimg laptop in 2023.

Keep reading to learn more about 20 great gaming laptops

A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, 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 on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and are updated daily. For actual prices please refer to the product page on Amazon.

ASUS TUF F15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i5-10300H…

Israel Movie 2022 / 2023

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Israel movie is out - or we made a short week trip to the Holy Land, visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem (Palestinian territories), getting tan at Herod's place in Eilat, and back to Tel Aviv. 

High-speed rail, inner flights, fine cuisine, and many more.

Filmed: Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023

Israel, also known as the Holy Land, is a country that holds immense historical and religious significance for many people around the world. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse culture, Israel is a fascinating destination that should be on everyone's travel bucket list

Our trip to Israel was nothing short of an adventure. From the bustling city of Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem, and even…

Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

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Mahane Yehuda Market often referred to as "The Shuk"  is a marketplace (originally open-air, but now partially covered) in Jerusalem.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market's more than 250 vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; nuts, seeds, and spices; wines and liquors; clothing and shoes; and housewares, textiles, and Judaica.

We first visited this market at the end of 2022, during our week-long trip to Israel. Our Air BNB stay was located some 700 meters from this market on Be'er Sheva street - so we discovered this place quite randomly by just browsing Google Maps. 

Jerusalem market

In and around the market are falafel, shawarma, kibbeh, kebab, shashlik,…

Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

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The Church of the Nativity, or Basilica of the Nativity, is a basilica located in Bethlehem, the State of Palestine.

The grotto it contains holds a prominent religious significance to Christians of various denominations as the birthplace of Jesus.

I first visited this church back in 2009 and revisited it again at then end of 2022.

To get here I caught a street taxi near the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the driver agreed to take us here and back to Jerusalem for 350 New Israeli Shekels (about $100). The driver was keen enough and organized us a tour guide on site, with whom we skipped the lines on the site. I was not asked for any additional payment but I gave about 40 shekels (about $10) to the tour guide. 

Vilgāle apt update: Tiling Bathroom Wall

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It has been a while since our latest update from the Vilgāle apartment in Latvia. Back in the Summer, I did flooring work, by installing laminate and tiling the bathroom floor. From the large tasks left, a shower is among the priorities. 

As most of the piping work has been done, the floor has been tiled in the bathroom, it was left to the tile wall on which the shower will stand, install a water boiler, and lastly install the shower itself.

At the start of January 2023, my brother helped me to tile the bathroom wall at our Vilgāle apt, one step closer to a shower. 

Tiling bathroom in Vilgāle

I was looking to tiel the walls myself and already had bought tiles, but feel realy happy somebody else did the job,…

Western Wall in Jerusalem

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The Western Wall is known in the West as the Wailing Wall, and in Islam, as the Buraq Wall is a portion of ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem that forms part of the larger retaining wall of the hill known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount. 

Just over half the wall's total height, including its 17 courses located below street level, dates from the end of the Second Temple period and is believed to have been begun by Herod the Great.

I first visited the Western Wall back in 2009, and re-visited again at the end of 2022 during our about week long trip to Israel. Entrance to the Western Wall is completelty free, but men and women have seperated access to the Wall.

Western Wall in Jerusalem

New Years Party at the Caucasus Translations office in Tbilisi

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On January 7, 2023, New Year's party was celebrated at the Caucasus Translations office in Tbilisi.

We arrived early to set up the party scene, decorating with ballons and more. Pizza, sushi, wine & champagne, pinata game for little ones, t-shirts for employees.

Music by Alexa (Amazon Echo)

Balloons at the Caucasus Translations office

In total about 130 helium filled ballons were ordered for the party from myday.ge

Special cake

Cake from the local Madat bakery in Tbilisi


It was a sushi, pizza and wine party. All the food was delivered from several local sushi places and pizzerias using Wolt delivery

kiddo next to the Christmas tree

She spends quite a lot of…

Hotel GreenWood in Bakuriani

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Greenwood hotel is located in Bakuriani on the A. Tsereteli street is next to the forest and close to the ski lifts and city center.

We booked lux family rooms during Christmas 2022, paying about GEL 1,000 for a 3-night stay, thus as there was little snow in Bakuriani we left one day earlier. 

Here I made a short documenary about our latest stay in Bakuriani: Christmas in Bakuriani

Christmas decorations at Greenwood hotel in Bakuriani

Greenwood hotel is a 3 or 4 storey building kind of a loghouse, looks very attractive. We had our superiour room at the top floor without an elevator. Perfectly fine for us, but might be a problem for eldery or disabled person.

Master bedroom

Bed was good enough…

27 places, hotels & restaurants in Georgia we discovered in 2022

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In this article, I've listed 27 awesome places (including hotels and restaurants) to visit in Georgia, Tbilisi, Batumi, Gori, Bakuriani, Rustavi, Racha i, and more.

These are the places I actually visited and discovered for the first (Well most of them) back in 2022.

From the impressive Gori Fortress to fine french cuisine in Tbilisi

December 2022 Blog Traffic And Income Report 20,598 Users / $411.86

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Welcome to the #2 renewed blog traffic and income reports covering blog traffic and earnings for the month of December 2022.

These reports help me track my progress or failures and also can give some glimpse behind the scenes and hopefully can generate some ideas for you as well.

About Blog traffic in December 2022

The last December comes with a -4.86% traffic dip compared to November and resulted in 20,598 unique users visiting my blog.

I was hoping to reach at least 25,000 in December, but that just didn't happen.

If compared YoY to December 2021 that is a -10.53% traffic drop. It has been about 12 months already since my blog actually lost its stem and right now I put my effort to stop the loss and return…