October 2016

Top 10 Best Selling Canon Digital Camera (EF / EF-S) Lenses

  • Top 10 Best Selling Canon Digital Camera (EF / EF-S) Lenses

    Published: 31 October, 2016 seen 3,430 Digital Photography School

    I'm an avid user of Canon 1200D DSLR camera user (branded under Rebel T5 in US). By now, in my arsenal there are two lenses - the kit 18-55mm lens and a telephoto 75-300mm lens. I have been shooting mostly landscapes (70%) and portraits or street photography (30%). Most of the time I'm still shooting with kit lenses (set and forget), they have both helped and, yes - failed too, during my travels. I have made lovely photo stories from Spain, Italy, Georgia and many more countries, my photographs gets shared on Facebook and faved on Flickr. My most popular photography got more than 12,000 likes…

Mastis Lake in Telšiai, Lithuania

  • Mastis Lake in Telšiai, Lithuania

    Published: 30 October, 2016 seen 229 Lakes

    Mastis lake is located in the town of Telšiai, Lithuania. There is a dwelling houses located in the shores of lake Mastis, and seems there is a nice recreational area built closer to the Telsiai city center. View towards lake Mastis Captured from the parking lot of Guesthouse Sinchronas, we stayed here for one night in August, 2016. Recreational area near lake Mastis Probably you can rent some boat here and enjoy a lovely boat ride.

Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšiai, Lithuania Review

  • Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšiai, Lithuania Review

    Published: 29 October, 2016 seen 80 Hotel reviews

    It was on the eve of my birthday (August 2016), and we decided to celebrate it in Vilnius, Lithuania. We took our Honda CRV car, crossed Latvia / Lithuania border through Priekule, made few remarkable stops at places like - St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis, Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead and finaly we had a stop at Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge at which, eating our pizza and using booking.com we booked Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšai for tonight's stay.  As my birthday was coming, we wanted to book a decent (not luxury, but…

5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip

  • 5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip

    Published: 28 October, 2016 seen 21,381 Tours in Georgia

    For the second time, I felt like a real tourist in Georgia. Let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the friends of my partner joined us during our journey back home to Tbilisi.  We booked our flight back to Georgia (Tbilisi) already at the start of the August (back then I was still busy with brick and mortar things performing home remodeling works). Friends of my…

Telavi Market (Buy Georgian Churchkhelas , Spices or House Wine)

  • Telavi Market (Buy Georgian Churchkhelas , Spices or House Wine)

    Published: 27 October, 2016 seen 1,255 Shopping Venues

    Oh, I love fresh vegetable markets, especially those located in Georgia. One of my favorite markets in Georgia is located in Telavi. I remember once I pulled our vehicle of the road near Gori, and we bough a box with tomatoes, see: Fresh Vegetable Market Near Gori Highway - amazing. In today's article I will provide some info about Telavi market, located in the region of Kakheti. Make sure you check out other shopping venues.or see a full listings of my discoveries in Georgia: All About Georgia. In fact, if I have a chance being in this area of Georgia. I'm trying to visit especially this…

Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House in Kvareli, Georgia

  • Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House in Kvareli, Georgia

    Published: 26 October, 2016 seen 1,089 Tourism objects

    Right here comes another interesting Georgian Wine House, with a super cool name - JSP Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, located in the Kakheti, town of Kvareli. I must admit -  I had never heard of tis winery before, on the other hand I don't call myself a wine expert. Thus I can at least tell which is mine favorite Georgian wine - Khvanchkara.  We arrived here from another winery, located just a few kilometers from Kindzmarauli corporation, see Wine Tunnel Near Kvareli in Georgia (Winery Khareba). My good old Georgian driver tried to convinice me, they are selling a tap Kvahckara wine…

Theming Drupal 8: How to Hide Site Name

  • Theming Drupal 8: How to Hide Site Name

    Published: 25 October, 2016 seen 2,957 Drupal Development

    I'm starting a new Drupal series - Drupal Tuesday, from now on - every Tuesday, Drupal related articles will be featured on my blog.(at least I hope so)  It's not that I wouldn't had any previous Drupal tips and tricks, In fact I have more than 100 Drupal related articles already in archive. Just recently I started working with Drupal 8, and since it involves a new learning curve even for me - I decided to refresh my skills and write down notes. Let's start with a really simple issue - removing site name from Drupal 8. What at start seems like a simple issue, might turn out to be a imminent…

How To Recover Permanently Deleted Files (Canon CR2, JPG and more) on Windows

  • How To Recover Permanently Deleted Files (Canon CR2, JPG and more) on Windows

    Published: 24 October, 2016 seen 910 Digital Photography School

    In this article you will learn that not all is lost (in most cases), and it's still  possible to recover accidently deleted Canon CR2 files (I'm writing about Canon, as I'm writing from my own experience). Here is my case study: I bought a new Asus laptop about a year ago, it did came with a 500GB built in HDD storage, the main purpose for this laptop was to perform some everyday computing and post-processing RAW images in Adobe Lightroom. If you are a photographer - you get the point. It took me about one year - when I noticed I'm running out of disk space - most of my 500 GB disk space was…

How To Password Protect Your site with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

  • How To Password Protect Your site with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

    Published: 23 October, 2016 seen 1,359 Servers

    I was working on a new customers website, and I was looking for ways to showcase current development stage to the client, meanwhile hiding contents from others. Sounds familiar? In this server series guide I will provide info how to set up basic HTTP authentication with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Most details for this article are taken from Digital Ocean's guide: How To Set Up Basic HTTP Authentication With Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 with few minor adjustments. As I'm serving more than just one domain from this development server, I had to take an extra step and configure following domain to be…

Sighnagi Museum

  • Sighnagi Museum

    Published: 22 October, 2016 seen 244 Museums

    The Sighnaghi Museum is located in the charming Sighnagi town, region of Kakheti, Georgia. I have paid many, many visits to Sighnaghi, but for the very first time I visited this museum just at the end of 2016. It was cloudy day, instead of beautiful landscapes and street photography we were left with no option, but to visit a museum. Well, few weeks ago I familiarized with famous Georgian painters Niko Pirosmani works and life, I was so impressed that I even ordered an artist to paint a reproduction of one of the most famous Pirosmani works- The Fisherman (The work is still not ready)…

Gergeti Trinity Church

  • Gergeti Trinity Church

    Published: 21 October, 2016 seen 1,950 Churches and Monasteries

    Gergeti Trinity Church is a must have to visit destination in Georgia. The church is located at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi some 160 km North from nations capital Tbilisi. I have visited Gergeti church for some 3 times during my stay in Georgia, and always have hired either Jeep (Lada Niva) or Delica cars to get to the final destination. Let me explain - the road until the Gergeti village is pretty fair, but from the village there is a really bad road heading up to the church, and not many will drive up in the hill with their own cars - on the other hand, once at the…

How To Setup Pretty URL's For Drupal 8

  • How To Setup Pretty URL's For Drupal 8

    Published: 20 October, 2016 seen 4,351 Drupal Development

    It seems just yesterday I wrapped a simple Drupal tutorial on how to enable pretty URL's for Drupal 7 site. Turns out already three years have passed. Time flies, newer versions of Drupal emerges, but the question remains pretty popular. I could point you to the previous article, but things have changed a little bit in Drupal 8, thus the principles stays the same. Today I will provide a simple tutorial on how some (perhaps you) can enable pretty URL's for Drupal 8 site.  One of the most common Drupal tasks is to setup - Drupal friendly URL's - friendly both for humans and SEO. In fact -…

Theming Drupal 8: How To Include the Facebook JavaScript SDK

  • Theming Drupal 8: How To Include the Facebook JavaScript SDK

    Published: 19 October, 2016 seen 853 Drupal Development

    That time have come - and I have started to officially develop my first Drupal 8 site - I won't go into details by comparing Drupal 8 vs Drupal 7 or Drupal 6 (as I think that's a topic for another article). Today I will show how one (perhaps you) can include default Facebook JavaScript SDK library to your Drupal 8 site. I'm working on simple business website, which has a Facebook business page, and we want to include Facebook page plugin into site's sidebar. For getting actual code, you must first visit Developers Central on Facebook and customize your Page plugin according to your need, next…

TwitterFeed Shutting its Doors on October 31, 2016

  • TwitterFeed Shutting its Doors on October 31, 2016

    Published: 18 October, 2016 seen 91 Web development

    One of my favorite automated RSS to social media tool TwitterFeed is going to shut its door on October 31, 2016. In fact - I don't feel surprised at all. A bit sorrow, yes! TwitterFeed has been behind the scenes of this blog for more than 2 years (although, for many other projects I have been using it since 2010 at least), see: Auto blog to Twitter using Twitterfeed ​Here is the official statement from the founder of TwitterFeed, Mario: Howdy, Twitterfeeders! We're writing to let you know that Twitterfeed will be shutting its doors on October 31st, 2016. It's been one heck of a run and we can…

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

  • Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

    Published: 18 October, 2016 seen 1,641 Tourism objects

    In fact I had to open a Wikipedia to learn the name of this place, as I mistakenly thought this is just some cool viewing platform located high in the Caucasus mountains, built by Soviets. Turns out it's not only built by Soviets, but bears the name of The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains. Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument This monument has been built in 1983 to celebrate the…

16 Trending Laptop Releases This Fall (2016)

  • 16 Trending Laptop Releases This Fall (2016)

    Published: 17 October, 2016 seen 700 Online Shopping

    Whether you are a computer enthusiast looking for latest technologies or it's just that time come when it's time to upgrade your old laptop to brand new, you will be surprised how laptops have evolved. Intel Quad Core laptops for a budget price? Not a problem in 2016. In fact you can get one for less than $200.00, who needs to wait for holiday season (Black Friday) sales?! Convertible laptops, touch-screen laptops and of course Chrome books are trending during 2016.  In this article I have listed latest trends on laptops released just this Fall (starting September on Amazon) A quick note:…

Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Georgia

  • Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Georgia

    Published: 16 October, 2016 seen 3,024 Lakes

    Zhinvali, also Jinvali, is an artificial water reservoir located on the river Aragvi in Georgia. The building of the hydroelectric dam formed the Zhinvali Reservoir. The dam has been built in 1986. You have probably noticed this perfect blue surface lake, if traveled to Gudauri or mount Kazbegi (Gergeti church) via Georgian military road. If not, and you are still planing your trip to this area, the chances are you will make a stop at Ananuri castle complex (which is located near Zhinvali water reservoir), but there is a small watching platform when approaching from Tbilisi - a perfect place…

Tbilisoba (Tbilisi City Festival) 2016

  • Tbilisoba (Tbilisi City Festival) 2016

    Published: 15 October, 2016 seen 1,274 Events

    Tbilisoba or Tbilisi City Festival is an annual October festival which celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. If you are planing your first trip to Georgia - consider your trip here during city festival and try local cuisine and that awesome Georgian wine.  Tbilisoba 2016 were held on October 15-16 in the streets of ..you are right - Tbilisi. As usual I took my camera and went for a photo walk, starting Rike Park, ending at the right embankment of Mtkvari. My best finds this year was: Dzin Chao food tent and mcvadi from farmers.  Raft in th River of Mtkvari…

Green (Mtsvane) Monastery

  • Green (Mtsvane) Monastery

    Published: 14 October, 2016 seen 741 Churches and Monasteries

    Green Monastery (The Chitakhevi St. George's Monastery) is located in a picturesque place in the Borjomi valley. People called it lovingly “The Green Monastery”, because all the trees in the valley are of a special green color. The stones, with which the church is built, are also green, but some are dark and some are light. I have visited Green monastery few times, and always have messed up with good photography - last time I visited it (October, 2016) - I was too lazy to switch lenses and ended up with telephoto photography.  Alley leading to the Green Monastery Make sure you switch your…

Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge, Lithuania

  • Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge, Lithuania

    Published: 13 October, 2016 seen 72 Restaurant reviews

    Restaurant 'Porto' near town of Plunge in Lithuania is place were we stopped for about an hour to book a nearby hotel, using restaurants Wi-Fi and of course tried local cuisine.  It turned out that "Porto" is not only a restaurant but hotel as well. Thus, the hotel / restaurant is located next to the highway - it didn't seemed an option for this night, we decided to use online booking to check some other hotels and we ended booking hotel in Telsiai. Hotel / Restaurant Porto near Plunge, Lithuania There is a bowling hall located inside - Porto seems very popular place among locals. Speaking…

Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead

  • Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead

    Published: 12 October, 2016 seen 70 Museums

    If you love rural tourism, you will love this place, which name is really hard to even spell - but here is the name: Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead Located in the Zemaitojos national park, district of Plunge, Lithuania. As usually we discovered this place by accident, making our trip to Vilnius, after making stops at Mosedis Catholic church and Idol Hill near Salantai we followed some God knows what road signs and found ourselves at this lovely Lithuanian farmstead/ museum  Wood sculpture  Bukantė village is known in Lithuania as the place of birth of the writer Žemaitė.…

Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond)

  • Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond)

    Published: 11 October, 2016 seen 3,200 Travel guides

    Armenia has been on my travel map since 2014 when I first visited it on a day when Visa-Free travel was enabled for European Union pass holders. I arrived from Georgia (the country I have been living since 2011). Since then I have visited Armenia several more times, and all of them have turned out to be just another great trip experience.  See how I started a blog series on celebrating a birthday each year in another country: Celebrating Birthday in Yerevan, Armenia - Roundup or One Day Trip To Armenia (Lori Province) Today I will tell a story (list places) I visited during my latest two day…

Three Year Blog Anniversary

  • Three Year Blog Anniversary

    Published: 10 October, 2016 seen 121 Blogging

    On October 10th, we are celebrating already third blog anniversary of ReinisFischer.com. What have started as a simple experiment have turned out to be a successful business venture. It's just amazing how fast time can fly, it feels just yesterday I wrote an article on second blog anniversary and day before yesterday I wrote summary for the first blogging anniversary, and just last week I launched this blog. Three years, three freaking years. Amazing and scary. If I launched my blog from my Cozy Tbilisi apartment, reviews for the first and second year reviews I wrote from the same apartments…

Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Lithuania

  • Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Lithuania

    Published: 9 October, 2016 seen 63 Tourism objects

    God's path are untraceable, without a strong reason we made our first stop in Lithuania at Mosedis catholic church, then left Mosedis and continued our road just straight (without any directions yet in our minds), when we noticed a road sign "Alka Kalnis 2km" and decided to take that turn and visit ancient Lithuanian pagan ritual place. Well what else could Alka Kalnis stand for? From my short Lithuanian knowledge Alka could mean Idol and kalnis goes for hill. Turns out an Idol Hill.  This place is located close to Salantai, and actually from the top of the hill pretty spectacular scene can…

Q3 2016 Blog Traffic & Income Report - 171,985 Users / $5,296.40

  • Q3 2016 Blog Traffic & Income Report - 171,985 Users / $5,296.40

    Published: 8 October, 2016 seen 346 Online Income Reports

    Welcome to the third quarterly traffic and income report update covering third (Q3) quarter of 2016 (July, August, September), in which I will reveal some secrets on how I made more that $5,000 and got traffic more than 170,000 unique users. Here is the link to the archive for previous online income reports. If you are new to my blog, here is a brief explanation on sharing data on traffic and income: I have been collecting and sharing data for my online success or failures since January 2014, back then my blog was 3 month old and I decided to start an online experiment - can someone actually…

St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis

  • St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis

    Published: 7 October, 2016 seen 64 Churches and Monasteries

    This church is located in the town of Mosėdis, Lithuania. St. Michael Archangel Church represents late Baroque style. I visited this church in frames of my three days birthday trip across Lithuania (For the third year in a row I have a tradition to greet my birthday abroad in some country's capital, this year it was turn for Vilnius. Although Lithuania is already featured to my blog already with few interesting tourism objects - at the end of this trip I hope to supplement my collections list with many more cool sights). Mosedis was our first stop, after we crossed Latvian/ Lithuanian border…

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

  • Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

    Published: 6 October, 2016 seen 252 Restaurant reviews

    If you are looking for an authentic Italian cuisine, here is the simple advice - visit Italy, but if in case in place of Italy you have found yourself in Yerevan, Armenia - here is a good Italian Restaurant Oliva, which is worth to visit and enjoy really good Italian cuisine in pretty authentic atmosphere - live music in evenings or tasty tiramisu cake are just a few to name. I first discovered Oliva restaurant back in 2014, when found they are serving breakfast brunch - more from my first impressions from Yereven restaurants see this article: Fine Dining Places In Yerevan Located on Yeznik…

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

  • Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

    Published: 5 October, 2016 seen 560 Restaurant reviews

    Artashi Mot restaurant was a recommendation from our friend and taxi driver Tom, shortly we returned from the trip to the temple of Garni and Geghard monastery back to Yerevan, we asked Tom for a good local restaurant he would suggest us, and he shortly took us to Moskovyan street and the tasty Armenian cuisine experience started.  Make sure you check out other Yerevan restaurant recommendations as well Entrance at Artashi Mot on Moscovyan street Interior at Artashi Mot grilled meat - gharsy khorovats A really great alternative to Georgian kababs. My favorite salads - plain cucumber and…

Geghard Monastery Complex in Armenia

  • Geghard Monastery Complex in Armenia

    Published: 4 October, 2016 seen 691 Churches and Monasteries

    Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I first heard about this monastery in some Travel Channel series on Armenia, I remember I was surprised when journalist told that this church is actually cut into the rock. At start of the March (2016) I visited Armenia again, and this time I decided to visit some of the most interesting tourism objects in Armenia. My biggest discoveries during this trip to Armenia were following - Khor Virap, the Temple of…

Top 15 Best Selling Laptop / Notebook Computers - October 2016

  • Top 15 Best Selling Laptop / Notebook Computers - October 2016

    Published: 3 October, 2016 seen 1,558 Online Shopping

    Acer Aspire E15 Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM and latest Windows 10 Operating System have taken the best seller spot #1 on Amazon in October. And there is no suprise for  - an incredible performance, great battery life make and a price (just a little above $500, makes it a perfect choice for most users).  Think 8GB RAM might be too much for you - take a look then on 4GB RAM laptop from HP for less than $250 - ranked #2. Well, 32 GB HDD might be a downsize of this model, but if prefer living in the cloud - who needs storage on hard drive, right?  Great alternative for Microsoft OS, might be a…

Temple of Garni, Armenia

  • Temple of Garni, Armenia

    Published: 2 October, 2016 seen 1,022 Churches and Monasteries

    The Temple of Garni  is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. We visited the Temple of Garni the next morning after our beautiful visit to Khor Virap monastery complex near border of Turkey. I called to my good old friend Tom (a taxi driver) and he picked us at our Park Hotel Yerevan, and off we were for the Temple of Garni and the nearby medieval monastery of Geghard. It was just later I learnt that both the…

How to List Related Tags on Drupal Taxonomy Pages Using Views

  • How to List Related Tags on Drupal Taxonomy Pages Using Views

    Published: 1 October, 2016 seen 2,114 Drupal Development

    Make sure you check out my previous article How to List Drupal Child Terms on Taxonomy Pages with Views as today I will extend a little bit my previous tutorial and at the end we will add related tags on taxonomy pages using views. Tools (modules) you will need: Views module and taxonomy module enabled. Here is the print screen: Listing related tags on Drupal taxonomy page Or see live example at Drupal development (or any tag on this blog) This will work with simple one taxonomy per content type enabled and it will work with multiple taxonomy fields enabled per content type. I'm using two…