Sairme Pillars

Tourism objects 31 January, 2023 seen 3
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…

Top 16 Best Selling Laptops February 2023

Online Shopping 30 January, 2023 seen 14
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.…

Top 10 Solana Ecosystem Tokens 2023

Investments 27 January, 2023 seen 18
In mid-December 2022 I minted 10,000 TerraM tokens on the Solana network, and so far it is listed on the Raydium network only. In this article, I decided to take a look on what are the top 10 largest tokens/coins on the Solana network to…

Living in Georgia

Opening a Bank Account in Republic of Georgia

Living in Georgia 29 July, 2014 seen 12,465
In this article, I'm sharing notes on how I opened a bank account at ProCredit Georgia Bank back in 2014. Since I originally wrote this article, I have opened several additional bank accounts in Georgia - at Bank Republic for check…

5 advices for expats looking to come to Georgia

Living in Georgia 20 March, 2017 seen 9,958
This is a guest post by Mrs. Irina Nikolaeva a Russian born expat now living in Georgia's Batumi. As I have received a lot of questions lately on expat advice, I asked Irina to come up with expat advice series on my blog, see her previous…

Cost of Living in Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia)

Living in Georgia 28 November, 2015 seen 9,605
This post is a result of an experiment I performed for one month in October 2015, I counted my everyday expenses and summed it up to see how much actually it costs to live in Georgia. This information might be useful if you are planing to…

Investments & Trading

How To Track Your CryptoCurrencies Portfolio Automatically Using Google Spreadsheets

7 July, 2017 seen 72,493
It was just recently I made my first investment in cryptocurrencies, I spent EUR 50 to acquire about 0.2 Ethereum. As I bought them for a long term (buy and hold) and actually I'm planning to acquire more coins every month using dollar…

How To Open A Bank Account in U.S., As A Non-resident Non - citizen, Wells Fargo Bank

18 February, 2017 seen 48,129
Long story short - after the long and painful check operations, originally sent from the U.S., and redemption in Georgia (or probably in any country except USA), which takes at least some 40 working days and huge bank fees for check…

Simple Google Spreadsheet to Track Stock Portfolio Changes Using GOOGLEFINANCE

2 July, 2017 seen 43,320
There is a super simple and easy way to track your stock portfolio with real-time price, cost basis, market value, value gain, even individual stock weight in the portfolio, net yield on cost and current net yield from dividend payouts,…

16 Places To Visit In Georgia And Tbilisi

1 April, 2015 seen 79,821
More than 10 years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land.  That happened on April 1st, 2011 - I like this data - it's known Worldwide as a Fool's day.  With this article, originally I was celebrating my fourth year living in Georgia. But now, the article has grown into one of the most popular articles…

Georgia - The Most Beautiful Country In The World

12 September, 2016 seen 23,843
The other day I was reading an article in which the head of the World Tourism Organization Claimed - Georgia is the most beautiful country in the world. Well, I can ONLY agree with the words from the head of WTO, Mr. Taleb Rifai, and to add my 50 cents  I have listed 32 places you should visit to make the most from your trip to Georgia.  Georgian nature,…

5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip

28 October, 2016 seen 21,805
For the second time, I felt like a real tourist in Georgia. Let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending the Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the friends of my…

Piece of Life

Something from the Past - Hotel 'London' in Tbilisi

26 February, 2016 seen 2,622
There was a time when after a visit to local literature cafe in Tbilisi, I felt in love with works of Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov. Who knows, maybe it's time to get familiar with another great writer of his time - Knut Hamsun…

Postcards from Rabati Fortress

14 February, 2016 seen 1,999
I first visited Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia, in Summer of 2014, during a two day rafting drive on river Mtkavri, next time we booked a lovely hotel inside fortress complex at the start of 2015, during our stay here…

Gudauri View Point from a drone flight

17 September, 2020 seen 1,090
Gudauri viewpoint is a cool attraction located some 2 km up from the Gudauri to the Kazbegi (Russian border) Officially named as the Russian -Georgian Friendship monument, this place has been "installed" back in 1983, but seems to have…

Hotel Reviews

Top 10 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Tbilisi (Georgia)

18 September, 2015 seen 11,767
When it comes down to choosing a hotel in Tbilisi (and Georgia) you are left with two options - to take a cheap hostel (Read: Tbilisi hostels: 15 hostels in Tbilisi for couples) or chose a boutique (call it a luxury, if you prefer). I have…

20 Top Rated Romantic Hotels / Apartments In Barcelona

15 August, 2014 seen 8,640
Barcelona is a perfect location for romantic trips, in case you are looking for the best honeymoon or just a romantic weekend in fabulous Barcelona city, I have listed Top 20 best-rated hotels and apartments in Barcelona, based on actual…

16 Best Batumi Beach / Seaside Hotels

18 July, 2014 seen 8,520
Batumi offers plenty of hotels over there. If you are into getting some tan at pebbled Black Sea coast beaches, you might like to have a comfortable rest after it. Choose your hotel among the best available in Batumi. Prices among the best…

Drupal & Servers

Photoshop How to Solve: Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)

23 August, 2018 seen 87,639
The other morning I faced an issue Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)" while trying to save a .pdf files using Adobe Photoshop. I spent a couple of hours before finally found the solution: The…

Drupal Flex Slider gallery with thumbnails

16 February, 2014 seen 25,093
Recently I faced a problem - how to nicely display image galleries on Drupal powered site. There are some modules you can use building your gallery view, for example I use to used views slideshow gallery module, but some time ago I…

How to solve Nginx: 413 Request Entity Too Large error

26 September, 2014 seen 18,871
I'm running a Nginx powered server I have configured a while ago. One problem I have on my Drupal sites hosted on that environment is that I couldn't upload a files larger than 1MB using Drupal fields. I got Nginx: 413 Request Entity Too…

Home Remodelling

3D Modeling Our Country House (Scandinavian / Baltic style)

18 January, 2023 seen 30
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…

Vilgāle apt update: Tiling Bathroom Wall

10 January, 2023 seen 18
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. …

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

11 August, 2022 seen 95
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…