Blog Archive: December 2014

Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, book author and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.

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Jūlijs Straume: Caucasus on my mind; exhibition at Tbilisi State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts of Georgia

Jūlijs Straume, was a renowned Latvian artist who left a lasting impact on the art world. Despite his passing, his legacy lives on through the active efforts of the Latvian Diaspora in Georgia, who continue to honor his works. Jūlijs Straume (July 2, 1874 - November 1, 1970) was a Latvian textile artist, educator, and ethnographer, and an Honored Art Worker of the Latvian SSR. He studied in Jelgava and St. Petersburg and later refined his…

Living in Georgia |

White Christmas in Bakuriani (2014)

For the second year in a row, we decided to celebrate Christmas in Bakuriani, a remote mountain resort city in Georgia.  While some may choose Bakuriani as a skiing destination, we opted for a white Christmas location. Originally, we planned to take a minibus, but we were persuaded by a taxi driver to travel with him for 70 GEL (after bargaining down from 100 GEL). Below are some snapshots I took of Bakuriani with my Sony camera. Bakuriani…

Living in Georgia |

Best Laptop Deals 2023: Top 6 Models to Consider

Laptops are essential tools for many people, whether for work, school, or entertainment. With 2023 just starting, many laptop manufacturers are offering great deals on their latest models. This article will showcase the top laptop deals for 2023, with a focus on value for money. We've selected these laptops based on a variety of criteria, including price, features, and customer reviews. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly option or a…

Online Shopping |

Best Tablets for Students, Creatives, and Professionals in 2023

With the rise of mobile computing and remote work, tablets have become essential devices for professionals and casual users alike. Tablets are portable, versatile, and can perform many of the functions of a laptop, while remaining more compact and convenient to carry around. However, with so many tablets on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the top tablets…

Online Shopping |

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2015

The Baltic States, which include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, have been recognized as one of the fastest-growing regions in the European Union. The region has experienced significant economic development, attracting foreign investment, and becoming a hub for technology, finance, and other sectors. One crucial aspect of this growth is the regulation of minimum wages. In 2015, the minimum wages in the Baltic States were as follows: Estonia…

Investments |

Exploring the Future of Transportation: The Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail

Back in 2013, we embarked on an epic journey across the United States that began at JFK Airport in New York City and ended in Houston, Texas. Although we had initially planned to reach the West Coast, we eventually decided to cut our trip short due to two reasons: we were travelling on a budget using Megabus, and we were exhausted after a month on the road. While Megabus was an affordable option for us, there were no other economical choices to…

Railway / Bus / Ferry |

5 Essential Tips for Optimizing Your Website for Mobile SEO

With the rise of mobile devices and the increasing number of mobile searches, optimizing your website for mobile SEO has become more important than ever. In fact, Google has even announced that mobile-first indexing will become the default for all new websites starting from March 2021. This means that your website's mobile version will be the primary version Google will index and use for ranking purposes. So, what can you do to ensure that…

Blogging |

Understanding the Importance of Russia-Armenia Relations

Russia and Armenia share a long history of cultural, political, and economic ties, with the former playing a significant role in the development of the latter. Both countries have been closely linked since the days of the Soviet Union, with Armenia being one of the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia continued to maintain a strong relationship with Armenia. Political Relations: The…

Investments |

Armenia to Join Eurasian Union 2015

<p>Yesterday I posted about&nbsp;<a href="">Kyrgyzstan joining Eurasian Union</a>, but forget to write about Armenia - so here is the deal (Original on RT)</p><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his signature to a law that makes Armenia a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) from January 2, 2015.</p><p>The…

Geopolitics |

Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian Union

<p>I have been watching closely developments of Eurasian Union since 2010. Yesterday at hotels room in Bakuriani, I had a chance to watch Russian TV (I watch TV rarely and only in hotels)</p><p>Russian news were reporting some interesting (I would say funny) news - and one of them was about that&nbsp;Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian Union:</p><p>After three years of negotiations, Kyrgyzstan has signed up to join the…

Geopolitics |

Istanbul - Konya - New High Speed Train in Turkey

<p>I have travelled by train in Turkey just once back in 2011 from Ankara to Izmir. That route went some 15-17 hours... It's damned boring thing. Well I'm glad I took that ride of course, but I'm more glad to learn that Turkey is investing much in it's train infrastructure. And I'm sure I will use Istanbul - Konya high speed line in future.</p><p>Recently (on December 17, 2014) a new high speed line…

Railway / Bus / Ferry |

Nginx redirect domain name to another domain

Redirecting website visitors to a different domain name using Nginx is simple. Add the following code to your server config:  server { server_name; return 302 $scheme://; } Restart Nginx sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart

Servers |

Food Blogger: Gingerbread Dough Recipe

<p>In this article I'm going to show how one (perhaps you) can prepare a gingerbread dough at home.&nbsp;</p><h2>Ingredients:</h2><p><strong>You will need:</strong> <em>butter, flour, eggs, salt&amp;sugar, malt, spices</em></p><p>It all starts with butter</p><p><img src="; alt=…

Food blogger |

New Buses in Baku, Azerbaijan

<p>Lately I have found transport systems as a interesting topics just to satisfy my curiosity. So we days ago I wrote an article about <a href="">… high-speed trains in Poland</a> and compiled a photo posts of <a href="… and Trolleys in Georgia</a>.</p><p…

Caucasus overview |

European Parliament ratifies Association Agreement with Georgia

<p>Previously, this year I mentioned an event what might change future of South Caucasus region -&nbsp;<a href="… has signed Association Agreement with European Union</a>.</p><p>Now was turn to European Parliament ratify it as well, and it did happened on December 18th.</p><p><strong>The European Parliament gave its green…

Caucasus overview |