Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38). Dad, husband, options trader, dividend income investor , crypto hedge fund manager, drone enthusiast, world traveler, 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 might interest me.

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Svaneti movie

Living in Georgia 29 September, 2023

The Svaneti movie is out. After spending more than 12 years in exile, I finally had the opportunity to visit this famous region of Georgia last weekend. I drove there with our good old friend, Vazha, taking the route via Kutaisi, Zugdidi to Mestia…

Hiking and Sulphur baths in Borjomi

Living in Georgia 1 September, 2023

Our latest Borjomi movie is out - or just another awesome weekend has been recorded and post-processed. Hanging out with old friends from QSI in Tbilisi Zoo, driving to Borjomi via Khasuri, trying out delicious Georgian cuisine, diving into open-air…

Walden Gudaleti

Living in Georgia 25 August, 2023

Easy Sunday, fun with drone and post-processing. A quick call in the morning to a friend and we are heading to Gudaleti, German friend here is building something awesome. With a few stops in Mtskehta, we finally reach Ralph in the afternoon.

Villa Kursa & Kakheti

Living in Georgia 4 August, 2023

Our recent adventure took us to the breathtaking landscapes of Georgia, where we spent a memorable weekend at Villa Kursa near Sighnaghi. This hidden gem nestled in the heart of Kakheti, a prominent wine region, offered us a delightful blend of…

Rafting & Birthday

Living in Georgia 23 June, 2023

The rafting movie is out - or at the start of June, we celebrated Sandra's birthday together with the Caucasus Translations team by rafting on the Aragvi River. A lot of mcvadi, team building, and positive emotions!. Amazing time, and an amazing…


From Riga to Disaster: Repairing Our Wind Damaged Frame House in Latvia

Frame House 1 August, 2023

Just after we finished most of the framing for our frame house in Latvia, we left for a weekend in Riga. After spending good 4 or 5 days in the nation's capital we found a huge surprise when returned - high wind, the storm has damaged our…

DIY Frame House in Latvia: Walls and Rafters Completed

Frame House 21 July, 2023

At the end of June 2023, we traveled to Latvia for about two weeks, during which I continued work with our frame house and installed both walls and rafters. In this article, I'm sharing notes and photos from the construction.  It was a…

Our frame house has suffered significant damage due to the strong winds

Frame House 7 July, 2023

Over the past few weeks, I have been fully engrossed in the laborious task of constructing our frame house from the ground up. Unfortunately, amidst the hustle and bustle of the construction process, I have been remiss in updating our…

The Cost-Saving Way to Build a Frame House in Latvia: Our DIY Project (Screw Foundation Piles)

Frame House 27 March, 2023

Welcome to another interesting blog topic series - Frame house, where I'm going to share almost in real-time our endeavors of building a small 60m2 1-storey holiday house in Latvia.  I decided to build it myself as much as I can, hiring…

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

Frame House 18 January, 2023

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…

Hotel Reviews

Sweet Home garage apartment in Borjomi

26 September, 2023

Sweet Home apartment is located on Rustaveli street 51, Borjomi. What really makes this place stand out - this is a kind of garage apartment or more precisely apartment built a top of a garage. We booked this place for a one-night stay at…

Boutique Hotel Sainte-Beuve in Paris

23 August, 2023

Boutique Hotel Sainte-Beuve is located in the heart of Paris on a small and quiet street of Rue Sainte-Beuve 9 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel is conventionally located within walking distance of neighborhoods Montparnasse…

Latvian Villa Kursa near Sighnaghi in Georgia

8 August, 2023

Villa Kursa offers friendly accommodation near Sighnaghi, in the village of Anaga, some 6 km from Sighnaghi center and 9 km from Bodbe Monastery. The property features a large terrace, a garden as well as a shared lounge area. Guests can…

Hotel Baykal in Istanbul

12 July, 2023

Hotel Baykal is located on the shores of Golden Horn in Unkapani, Istanbul. This hotel is located about 3 km from the historical Sultanahmet area.  Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. We booked Hotel Baykal for a 3-night stay at the end…

Savanna Guest House in Dedoplis Tskaro

29 June, 2023

Savanna Guest House is located on Mosulishvili Street 51 in the town of Dedoplis Tskaro. We booked this guest house for a one-night stay at the start of June 2023, paying about gel 150 for a separate house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a…