Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia

Updated: 30 September, 2021 seen 89

Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range.

I had heard about this beautiful place many times before, but first visited at the start of June 2021, during the Vashlovani…

Why I'm investing in DelfinGroup IPO

Updated: 29 September, 2021 seen 112

DelfinGroup is a Latvian fintech company that offers accessible, simple, and consumer-focused finance and pawn services.

Starting September 28, 2021, there is an ongoing IPO for DelfinGroup on Nasdaq Baltic stock market. IPO will end on October 11. There is a small hype with this IPO in Latvia and seems after IPO will end, it…

Paravani lake

Updated: 28 September, 2021 seen 79

Paravani lake is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges in the Samthske Javakheti region, some 2h 30 minutes drive (around 130 km) from Tbilisi.

In the shores of Paravani lake, there is located famous Phoka monastery

Little wooden church in front of Paravani…

Fighting Webform Spam - Drupal 9 - AntiBot

Updated: 27 September, 2021 seen 170

Recently I migrated my personal blog (the one you are currently reading) from Drupal 7 - to Drupal 9.

The migration process actually still is in process, as I faced a few issues with the site, like lost coordinates with gmap module, some lost pictures here and there, etc.

For the contact form, I decided to re-create it…

Hotel Newport Kutaisi Review

Updated: 24 September, 2021 seen 77

Built in 1914, former courthouse building has transformed itself into a modern 4-star hotel, located in the heart of Kutaisi.

Featuring a bar and a terrace, Newport Hotel Kutaisi is located in Kutaisi, 400 m from Colchis Fountain and 1.5 km from Bagrati Cathedral.

We booked this 4-star hotel for one night stay at the…

Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

Updated: 23 September, 2021 seen 104

Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve. 

We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of 2021, we actually stayed overnight next to this water reservoir at the Hotel Dalis Mta…

Valka Bus Station

Updated: 22 September, 2021 seen 23

Valka bus station is centrally located in Valka and offers quite convenient intercity connections to Riga, Valmiera, Rūjiena, and Smiltene.

The bus station in Valka was opened to the public in 1965. There is cafe Walk across the square. 

Saghamo Lake

Updated: 21 September, 2021 seen 51

Saghamo Lake is a lake of Samtskhe-Javakheti, southeastern Georgia, just south of Gamdzani. It covers an area of 458 hectares. It is located north of Madatapa Lake and Biketi Lake. The village of Saghamo lies on its eastern bank.

We made a brief stop here, during our Javakheti trip in early June 2021

Parking car near…

Okatse Canyon and hanging cliff trail with a platform

Updated: 20 September, 2021 seen 101

Okatse Canyon is another breathtaking landmark in beautiful Georgia. The main tourist attraction at Okatse canyon probably is the 780 m long hanging cliff trail with the 20m long platform at the trail end, hanging above the canyon and providing panoramic views.  The canyon is located some 50km west of Kutaisi, Georgia.

I first…

Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe trip

Updated: 17 September, 2021 seen 76

A quick day trip (with an overnight stay) to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe in beautiful Georgia

In this drone video footage - Saint George Church and Monastery (sometimes referred just as that lovely women monastery up there somewhere in Borjomi), Atskuri fortress, the gem of Samtskhe Javakheti region - Safara monastery; and of…