Blog Archive: January 2015

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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How Amazon Associates Receives Their Checks in Republic of Georgia - Part 2

Welcome to the 2 part of my blog series on how Amazon Associates receives checks and gets them redeemed in the Republic of Georgia. How participants of the Amazon Associates program are getting paid in the Republic of Georgia by a bank check is a blog series I originally made at the end of 2014 / start of 2015 while struggling to redeem my first bank check issued by Amazon, Although it's still technically possible to withdraw bank checks in…

Living in Georgia |

From Fitness Centers to Rafting Adventures: Living in Georgia's Top Activities

As a celebration of my 100th post in the 'Living in Georgia' category, I decided to put together a travel-friendly guide of the best places, activities, and ideas that I have discovered during my time living in this amazing country. Starting from the day I began this blog on October 11, 2013, I will take you on a journey of different activities to experience in Georgia, from visiting fitness centers to trying out thrilling rafting adventures.…

Travel guides |

'Bank Republic' Georgia Offers Check Redemption

Some time ago I made a post about how Amazon Associates are getting paid in the Republic of Georgia, I was wise enough to call that article "Part 1" because I knew there will be a long and probably complicated procedure of  "cashing" a check sent by Amazon Associates here in Georgia. Again, some time ago I wrote a post about how to open a banking account in the Republic of Georgia for foreigners, in that post I suggested sticking with ProCredit…

Living in Georgia |

'Hilton Batumi' Hotel Will be Opened in May, 2015

Today looking through Georgian news, I found another interesting news about plans of opening Batumi Hilton hotel in this (2015) May.  I lived for a short period of time in Batumi, back in 2012, and I do remember they had a lot of visionary ideas around the city, including the Hilton Batumi hotel.  Update: Hilton hotel has been opened, and see my review here: Hilton Batumi Hotel Review Finally, seems there is some progress, so enough preface,…

Living in Georgia |

The Rapid Growth of the Lending Market in Georgia: What You Need to Know

Georgia has been experiencing significant growth in the lending business in recent years. With a favorable economic environment and a friendly business climate, many lending companies have been attracted to the country, offering a wide range of financial services to businesses and individuals. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the lending business in Georgia and how it has been evolving. The lending business in Georgia is regulated…

Investments |

Veterinary Clinic Natia Beridze in Tbilisi

In case you are looking for a veterinary clinic for your pet, I can suggest you Natia Beridze on Nutsubidze street in Tbilisi. Natia is a fantastic person, she just loves animals so you shouldn't be worried that of your pet wont be taken care properly. You (your pet) can get here all possible animal vaccinations, blood tests, surgery and even all paperwork regarding travel documents. Logo and address details for Natia Beridze veterinary…

Professional services |

Drupal 8 Configuration for Nginx Server Blocks, Ubuntu 14.04

After a long period of doubts should I start testing and developing with Drupal 8, which stable version is not yet released, yesterday I decided to give a try for a Drupal 8 beta release. I bought a new Linode VPS, quickly deployed there Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Nginx as a web server. I did it because my current server is PHP 5.2, and Drupal 8 is asking for at least PHP 5.3. So  - not to mess up with my existing server configuration, a new…

Drupal Development |

Il tredicesimo apostolo (The Thirteenth Apostle) TV series

A long time has passed since I wrote about the TV series I watch - it could mean just one - I watch them less. Well, that doesn't mean I'm not watching any more TV series at all. I'm! So - here comes one interesting TV series from Italy - Il tredicesimo apostolo (The Thirteenth Apostle) is an Italian television series produced in 2012. Directed by Alexis Sweet. In short, the plot revolves around a young priest named Gabriel, who is a professor…

Movies, TV shows & Documentaries |

Affordable Rental Prices in Catalonia, Spain - Starting EUR 400.00/month

Today I was looking for long term apartment rentals in Spain and I was surprised of how cheap some of them are. Honestly, looking through some of the photos I was surprsied.I have been in Spain just once, and I have seen just a small part of it, last autumn we headed to Catalonia, we visited places like Barcelona, Girona, Figueras, Roses, Cadacues, Sitges and other. You can read a full review of my Spain + Andorra travel guide here.I found a…

Random thoughts |

Restaurant 'Деловой ...' Review in Tskneti

Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review - today I will speak of a restaurant located in Tbilisi Suburbs in Tskenti. The problem is that I don't know name of this restaurant, today I asked a locals and they told it's called a 'Biz... of something', in Russian they used a word 'Деловой'... well sorry I cannot give you a more details of this restaurants name. But I must admit I like 'Деловой...' very much. We arrived here after a bowling…

Restaurant reviews |

Kopala Bowling Review in Tskneti

Kopala Bowling is a bowling center located in the suburbs of Tbilisi, the mountainous village of Tskneti. This is one of the few places in Tbilisi and the neighborhood to play bowling.  We have been familiar with this place for ages, as in the past we came here quite often. Kopola is not only a place where to play bowling, actually Kopola is a hotel with bowling and other entertainment facilities inside.  We actually booked one night stay at…

Entertainment |