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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Batumi. Easter. 2023

Living in Georgia 21 April, 2023 seen 92

The Great Easter Movie is Out - Another Awesome Weekend in Batumi!

Batumi, the coastal city of Georgia, has always been a favorite destination for tourists all over the world. It is a perfect blend of nature, culture, and modernization that leaves everyone in awe. This year, we visited Batumi once again and had an amazing time exploring the city's hidden gems.

We decided to stay in the Old Town and booked a boutique hotel O. Galogre that gave us a taste of the old-world charm with modern amenities. The narrow streets, the colorful buildings, and the architecture all contributed to making us feel like we were transported back in time. The hotel was cozy and comfortable, and we enjoyed the hospitality of the staff.

Sevanavank Monastery Complex on the shores of Lake Sevan

Churches and Monasteries 20 April, 2023 seen 57

Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, not far from the town of Sevan. Initially, the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 metres, and the island transformed into a peninsula.

At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian Writers' Union was built. The eastern shore is occupied by the Armenian president's summer residence, while the monastery's still active seminary moved to newly constructed buildings at the northern shore of the peninsula.

I first…

Khedi Restaurant Tbilisi

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In today's article, I am excited to announce the resumption of my restaurant reviews series, with a special focus on Tbilisi restaurants. I recently discovered a trendy restaurant called Khedi on Ketevan Samebuli avenue, and I cannot wait to share my experience with you.

On a rainy day in early April, my partner and I were searching for a decent dining place near the Tbilisi sea but were unable to find anything in the area. My partner suggested we consult her WhatsApp chat groups, where some expats highly recommended Khedi Restaurant, citing its incredible view of Tbilisi.

Upon arriving at the location and parking our car on a nearby street, we were a bit confused to find a hotel called Khedi instead of a restaurant.…

Jiu-Jitsu, Easter, Birtvisi

Living in Georgia 14 April, 2023 seen 49

This past weekend was an unforgettable one, full of excitement and adventure. We were privileged to spend it with Coach Giorgi and experience the amazing world of Jiu-Jitsu. Along with this incredible martial art, we also got to partake in some Easter festivities such as egg coloring, food experiments, and an unforgettable picnic at Birtvisi Canyon.

Jiu-Jitsu is a unique form of martial arts that originated in Japan and has since spread all over the world. It is a discipline that teaches students how to defend themselves in real-life situations using grappling and ground fighting techniques. Coach Giorgi is a skilled and experienced practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu, and he is really nice to our 4 year old. .

We also experimented…

Monument to 50 Years of Soviet Armenia in Yerevan

Tourism objects 13 April, 2023 seen 64

The monument to the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution is located in the Arabkir administrative district of Yerevan, at the beginning of Azatutyan Avenue, above the Cascade complex.

The monument was built in 1967 and is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Union in Armenia.

If you are into Soviet Architecture, this place deffintely is worth the visit. The views from the viewing platfom are just awesome.

Monument to 50 years of Soviet Armenia

 The 50-meter obelisk, which is 65 meters, symbolizes the 50th anniversary. It ends with three slightly pointed arches. Such an end of the monument was used in the Urartian period and used to symbolize the royal crown.


Tbilisi - Yerevan Transfer by GoTrip.Ge Review

Travel guides 12 April, 2023 seen 60

If you are planning to travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan, you might want to consider using the services of gotrip.ge company. This is a popular company in Georgia that offers transportation services to different destinations in the country, including the transfer between Tbilisi and Yerevan. 

The founder of the company, Sergey, actually contacted me a few years ago asking to make a review of this company, but never actually came back. Anyhow, as I had used gotrip.ge service for a couple of times myself I decided to give my unbiased review.

In the past I have used several ground transportation options to Yerevan, private cars and minivans, see my article here: Tbilisi - Yerevan Transfers By Taxi Car

First of all, let's…

12 years in Georgia

Living in Georgia 7 April, 2023 seen 65

Georgia, a land of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes, has been my home for the past twelve years. Time flies when you're having fun, and I can say without a doubt that every year has been nothing short of amazing. From the bustling city streets to the tranquil countryside, Georgia has never ceased to amaze me.

The first weekend at the start of April 2023 was no exception. I decided to document my adventures in cinematic mode, using my new iPhone 14 plus and DJI Mavic.

In this short documentary -lunch with the team of Caucasus Translations, a local translation agency, where I had the pleasure of meeting some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Parking on Chavchavadze Avenue…

Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan

Hotel reviews 4 April, 2023 seen 51

Centrally located on Republic Square, Marriott Armenia Hotel Yerevan offers soundproofed rooms with classic-style décor and fine international cuisine. A bar and an outdoor summer terrace are also available.

We booked this hotel for about 3 day stay at mid-February 2023 paying about EUR 420.

Our booking included access to the executive lounge, which included free meals and drinks. Despite being rated as just a 4-star hotel, this is by far the most recommended stay in Yerevan. And I have stayed in a quite a few great hotels in Yerevan.

Hotel Room at Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan

We got a king size bed and a seperate bed for our 4 year old kid. Our room was located just next to the exectuive lounge, free…

Spring Break in Latvia

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If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable Spring Break experience, Latvia might just be the perfect destination for you. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and lively cities, Latvia offers a one-of-a-kind vacation that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

One of the highlights of any trip to Latvia is exploring the western part of the country, which is known for its stunning natural scenery and outdoor activities. Whether you're interested in hiking, fishing, or simply taking in the beautiful views, the western region of Latvia has plenty to offer.

One adventure you won't want to miss is screwing in a screw pile. This may sound like an odd activity, but it's actually a popular way to build…

Mansard Waterfall Rumbas Guest House in Kuldīga

Hotel reviews 30 March, 2023 seen 50

Located in Kuldīga, Rumbas has accommodations with city views, free WiFi, and free private parking. The property has river and garden views, plus is a 5-minute walk from the Art gallery of Artists Residence. 

The property is located next to the Venta Rapid and the old brick bridge of Kuldīga

Rumba guesthouse in Kuldīga

We booked a nice 3-bedroom apartment for a 3-night stay at the end of March 2023 and paid about EUR 390. we just needed a nice place to stay while I was figuring out how to install ground screws and build the frame for our Summer cottage in some 30km distance from Kuldīga.

Master bedroom at Guest house Rumba

In total, we had 3 bedrooms, 1 master, and two guest bedrooms, with a large…

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

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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 only local people to help with lifting, digging and similar work.

The labor cost and services can add a lot, especially in Latvia.

For the below described works I spent about EUR 2,000 and two days in March 2023, while firms were asking me EUR 4,000 only for just installing grounds crews. There was one company offering to build me such a house for EUR 80,000. When I asked what is the reason for the price? The answer was classic - everything is expensive, inflation, quality…

How To choose an International School in Tbilisi

Living in Georgia 28 February, 2023 seen 140

Choosing the right international school in Tbilisi can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the city and want to ensure your child receives a quality education. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the key factors to consider when choosing an international school in Tbilisi, including academic programs, school culture, and extra-curricular activities. 

First and foremost, it is important to consider the academic programs offered by international schools in Tbilisi. Ideally, you want to find a school that offers a comprehensive education that is both challenging and engaging. This typically includes core subjects such as…

Top 11 Gaming Laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Graphics cards

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At the start of February 2023, Nvidia announced the release of the GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics card for laptops

The world’s fastest laptops, powered by GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 laptop GPUs enable users to game at previously impossible detail levels and speeds, and to power through creative workloads in a fraction of the time, all in thin and light form factors.

In this article, I've listed 11 top-selling laptops with the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, available to purchase on Amazon. Most models also come with the latest 13th-generation intel core i9 processor.

A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon…

Exploring the Best of Armenia: A Travel Video from our Business Trip

Travel guides 24 February, 2023 seen 125

Welcome to our latest video, where we take you on a journey to Armenia, a country known for its rich culture, history, and stunning natural beauty. In the mid February 2023 we visited Yerevean for a weekend to conduct work interviews with potenital country managers for the translation company expansion plans

We stayed at the luxurious Marriott Yerevan Hotel, visited the Rio Shopping Mall, tried some of the finest Armenian brandy, explored the famous Cascade, and so much more.

Join us as we share our experiences and take you on a virtual tour of this fascinating country. Get ready to be inspired and amazed!

How to Make Traditional Georgian Khinkali: From Dough to Delicious

Food blogger 23 February, 2023 seen 97

Just made my first batch of khinkali and it turned out to be a delightful culinary adventure! I got creative with the fillings and tried out some unique combinations like banana, salmon, cheese and of course, some more traditional flavors.

The result was a delicious burst of flavors that I can't wait to share with my friends and family. Who knew that making khinkali could be so much fun?

Rolling Dough

Khinkali is a traditional Georgian dumpling that has been enjoyed for centuries. These flavorful and juicy dumplings are often filled with meat, cheese, or mushrooms, and can be found in almost every corner of Georgia. If you're looking to try your hand at making khinkali, here is a step-by-step guide to help you create…

Yerevan for Kids: Top Attractions for Family Fun

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Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, is a vibrant and bustling city that offers many attractions for families with kids. From beautiful parks to exciting museums, Yerevan has something for everyone. 

While we planned our business trip to Yerevan which was accompanied by our 4-year-old, I couldn't help but wonder what we could explore in the city together with our 4-year-old. I decided to do some research and found that Yerevan is full of family-friendly activities and attractions that would keep our little one entertained

In this blog post, we will explore some of the best things to do in Yerevan with kids according to ChatGPT AI

Visit the Yerevan Zoo

The Yerevan Zoo is a great place to take kids for a day of fun…

Discover Yerevan: Top 15 Things to See and Do in Armenia's Capital

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Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, Yerevan is a must-visit destination for travelers.

Here are the top 15 things to do and see in Yerevan:

Visit the Cascade Complex

Yerevan Cascade

The Cascade Complex is a massive outdoor staircase that was built in the 1970s and 80s. It offers stunning views of the city and is home to a number of art installations and exhibitions. At the top of the staircase, you'll find the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, which houses a collection of contemporary art.

Explore the Republic Square

Republic square in Yerevan

Republic Square is the central…

Top 10 sightseeing objects in Tbilisi

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Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a beautiful city with a rich history and culture. Here are some of the top sightseeing objects in Tbilisi:

I should note this article was fully written by ChatGPT open AI for SEO purposes. I have reviewed this article and fine-tuned it.

Old Town Tbilisi - The old town is a must-visit for its charming cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and vibrant atmosphere.

Narikala Fortress - This ancient fortress offers breathtaking views of the city and the river below.

Sulfur Baths - Tbilisi is famous for its sulfur baths, which have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties.

Metekhi Church - This 13th-century church is one of the oldest in the…

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

Travel guides 13 February, 2023 seen 83

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…