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Asureti / Elisabethtal

Asureti / Elisabethtal

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Asureti is an interesting village situated on the road Koda - Tetriskaro, some 45 km from Tbilisi in Georgia.  Discovered by accident, while doing (trying to do) a trip to Ninotsminda (in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti)  in January 2019. I had heard before about former German settlements here in Georgia from German expats in Tbilisi,  and in fact a couple of weeks ago we visited one such settlement area (Katharinenfeld) in Bolnisi (see Day trip to Bolnisi and nearby vicinity) German style dwelling house in Asureti, Georgia You can find many such style buildings in the region of Hesse in…

Cinevilla Studio backlot

Cinevilla Studio backlot

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Cinevilla is a backlot in the Tukums Municipality in Slampe parish, Latvia, and was created for the outdoor shootings of the feature film Defenders of Riga. It is the only backlot in Latvia, and consists of replicas of historical buildings and constructions of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The backlot has a small canal to resemble the Daugava river quays of the Riga old town. The Stone Bridge is also there as well as the historical Lübeck and Pontoon bridges. I first visited lovely Cinevilla townlet at the end of June 2018 and was more than surprised of how realistic things are done here. One…

My First Option Trade: FTR Aug16'19 2 Put @0.45

My First Option Trade: FTR Aug16'19 2 Put @0.45

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Now, this is exciting - in the late evening of March 28th, 2019 (GMT) I made my first options trade (s). To get to this point it took me a couple of months and a lot of reading, talking and watching YouTube videos. A huge learning curve and a lot of incomprehensible. Anyway - I just made it, my first options trade - probably really dumb, probably I will lose after all, but I feel very excited that at least I get it through. Now, as you already can see from the title, here is what I did: FTR Aug16'19 2 Put @0.45 What does it mean? Investment Goal #7 - Selling Puts to Own / Generate Income It…

Investment Goal #7 - Selling Puts to Own / Generate Income

Investment Goal #7 - Selling Puts to Own / Generate Income

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If 2017 I spent learning a lot about crypto investments, starting a simple buy and hold, swing trading, lending on Poloniex.com and even built a custom Ethereum mining rig. 2018 was more about high yielding US stocks. Seems that for 2019 I have a new subject to explore - options trading.  Now, I have heard about option a lot in the past ... it's just I have never had any interest in them, as it has always seemed like a scam to me, now I'm not anymore saying it's a scam, but I'm also not advocating for it, as I believe options just like crypto, stocks are high-risk investment and theoretically…

Latest Stock Buy from Nasdaq Baltic - Ekspress Grupp (EEG1T)

Latest Stock Buy from Nasdaq Baltic - Ekspress Grupp (EEG1T)

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On February 11th, 2019, I bought an additional 200 shares of Ekspress Grupp (EEG1T) paying EUR 0.98 per share. As this stock is from the Nasdaq Baltic listings, it's hard to forecast future dividend for it, but as I have this stock in my portfolio since 2017, I'm looking for dividend on July. From the bright side - Ekspress Grupp has increased dividend since 2013. Last year it was a record dividend of 0.07 EUR per share. Unfortunately, Ekspress Grupp has lost about 20% of its value since  November 2018, or I have lost 26.98% in my portfolio (long since 2017). Right now it is too early to…

Georgia Projected GDP Forecast 2019 - 2023

Georgia Projected GDP Forecast 2019 - 2023

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Wow, time flies, it has been already 5 years since I last time reviewed Georgia's GDP growth rates, back in 2013 I come up with a simple article: Georgia then, now, future Here is what the International Monetary Fund projected for Georgia for 2018: According to IMF, Georgian GDP will rise average 6% per year until 2018, and in 2018 it could be approx 21.81 bln USD Georgia GDP Forecast 2014-2018 Although we don't yet have exact data for 2018 yet, it's believed that the GDP in Georgia was around 16,142 billion USD in 2018, in short, that's about 25% less than it was actually forecasted back…

Top 15 Best Selling 9th Generation Intel Core ( i9-9900K) Desktop Gaming Computers

Top 15 Best Selling 9th Generation Intel Core ( i9-9900K) Desktop Gaming Computers

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Whether you are a gamer looking for a fantastic in-game experience with the performance headroom for smooth live streaming and seamless highlights recording or you are a creator that is ready to do more creating and sharing, less time waiting, this new generation of processors is ready to take you to that new level. The 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processor takes mainstream desktop PC performance to a whole new level. At the top of the stack, our mainstream flagship, the new i9-9900K. The first Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processor for the mainstream users. Best in class, the i9-9900K with 16MB of…

Day trip to Sighnaghi and Back

Day trip to Sighnaghi and Back

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Day trips to Sighnaghi (or any other destination in the region of Kakheti, Georgia) are quite possible, in the past, I have already covered few routes to consider, like Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia or Day trip to David Gareji monastery complex and Sighnaghi In today's article, I'll share our route details and discoveries from the latest day trip to Sighnaghi on January 12, 2019 (it was my name day according to Latvian calendar).  For longer travels to the region of Kakheti, consider: Best Hotels & Guesthouses in Sighnaghi, Georgia or Weekend trip to Telavi (Georgia) and Vicinity We…

Jūrmala airport

Jūrmala airport

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Jūrmala Airport (ICAO: EVJA) is an airport located 5 km (3 mi) in the Engure parish, Latvia, southeast of Tukums. The airport is located in the territory of the former army airfield. All of the airport's technical infrastructure, runway and buildings are what was left of the former Soviet military Tukums air base, which was a spartan military airfield with a single long ramp and revetted area. The base was completely abandoned, but in 2010 the conversion of the base to a civil airport with passenger terminals started. Main Terminal building at Jūrmala airport As of Summer 2018, the airport…

Top 5-star Hotels in Tbilisi 2019

Top 5-star Hotels in Tbilisi 2019

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Tbilisi is a city full of contrasts, rich in architecture, Soviet past and modern skyscrapers. A 5-star hotel will cost you in the range $57 - $300 per night. Tbilisi and Georgia have been gaining a lot of international tourist attention in recent years, without doubts it has helped to boost Georgia's tourism industry, with new hotels popping up all across the country. As of March 2019, there are nine 5 - star hotels in Tbilisi listed on the Booking.com (up from five in 2018). For a luxury stay in Tbilisi, you should be ready to pay about $200 per night, though you could find pretty many…