Guesthouse Pirts Baudas

Updated: 2 August, 2022 seen 13

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas is located in Ilzenes parish, Aluksnes county. The property is 24.1 km from Alūksne, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

We booked this place during our day trip to Valka and the area. I thought this place will be much closer to Valka, but it turned out about…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops August 2022

Updated: 1 August, 2022 seen 46

Lenovo, Acer, Apple, and HP laptops are among the top best sellers in the month of August 2022.

Keep reading to learn more about them

A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that…

Stock Options Trading Income July 2022 +$145.30

Updated: 29 July, 2022 seen 34

Welcome to the new renewed monthly stock options income reports.

I stopped publishing monthly reports more than two years ago, just shortly after being hit hard by Covid 19 market crash 

In the past 12-24 months my stock options portfolio has been walloped, decreasing from its heights at about  EUR 20,000 to under EUR 2,…

Velēna church

Updated: 28 July, 2022 seen 10

The Velēna Lutheran Church is at the crossing of the Smiltene-Gulbene-Lizums roads. I would call this as one of the most beautiful churches in Latvia.

It's said the first built church here was a wooden church with a turf roof. This is where the place got its name from – Velēna (Torf). Visitors can still enjoy one of the most…

Selling Put or Call Options to generate income

Updated: 27 July, 2022 seen 10

I have been wondering about this question for the past few years already. In theory, both offer the same result, but just in theory. 

In practice, I have found that I prefer selling cash secured put options over covered call options, I better keep cash and adjust than stay invested and sunken. 

But of course, it depends…

One Day in Micini

Updated: 26 July, 2022 seen 13

Micini has a very special place in my heart - I spent a brief time, about two years here, back in the 90-ties, living with my grandmother. Back in the days - there was some life here - a farm with more than 100 cows, few families, and even a public bus twice a week connecting to Valka.

My relatives from gradmother's side have…

Top 15 Gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor

Updated: 25 July, 2022 seen 34

Ryzen is a brand of multi-core x86-64 microprocessors designed and marketed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for desktop, mobile, server, and embedded platforms based on Zen microarchitecture. It consists of central processing units (CPUs) marketed for mainstream, enthusiast, server, and workstation segments and accelerated processing…

Cafe Papes Vēji

Updated: 22 July, 2022 seen 11

Cafe Papes Vēji is a summer cafe located next to the Pape channel in Western Latvia near the Pape Lighthouse.

This place serves traditional Latvian cuisine, and cold beer and some can buy smoked fish (apparently in the season)

I have been fond of this area for a few years already and first discovered this cafe about a…

Listing Vilgāle apartment for sale

Updated: 21 July, 2022 seen 27

After some thinking, I decided to list for sale our Vilgāle apartment. 

I bought this apartment about two years ago in an online auction, paying about EUR 4,000. During the past two years, we have done some serious renovation with a total investment being closer to EUR 18,000. 

Today I bought my first flat on an online…

Summer Cafe Kazbārs in Kazdanga

Updated: 20 July, 2022 seen 22


Summer café-bar “Kazbārs” is located next to the watermill in the heart of the scenic park of Kazdanga.

This place serves freshly ground coffee, Italian dessert affogato, refreshing soft ice cream (including vegan options), cold live beer, and vegan soups. 

Place is run by energetic couple from Riga, if you will…