Blog Archive: June 2020

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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Poppy fields near Mchadijvari

Summers in Georgia are very beautiful, traveling around the country is a pleasure. One such travel happened at the start of June 2020, when we decided to find the real poppy field. Let me explain, a couple of weeks ago we already started to search for a poppy field here in Georgia to make lovely family photos, we did found one little field near Marneuli, and we even took very good portrait photography,  but this time we decided to find a real,…

Tourism objects |

Saint Dimitri Tesalonikeli Fathers Moanstery near Mtksheta

This is a little monastery near Mtskheta, best reached via Mtskheta-Shiomghvime monastery road. That's how we actually discovered this place at the end of May 2020 - during a random drive to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, we looked for some nice picnic areas to dine outdoors, we did a few stops here and there until noticed this place. We didn't picnic here, but in the nearby forest after a brief trip to the monastery. Probably not as impressive…

Churches and Monasteries |

Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2020

In 2020 three were 27 member states in the European Union (EU), 19 of the 27 EU member states have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency. In this article, I've compared the gross monthly average salary for 2020. As I have been writing these articles since 2014, I've left the United Kingdom, just for reference. Update: Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2022 I wouldn't call the below written scientific research or take it too…

Investments |

Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes"

Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes" is a branch of the Latvian War Museum established in memory of the hero of the Latvian War of Independence Colonel Oskars Kalpaks in "Airītes", Zirņi Parish, Saldus Region. On March 6, 1919 during the liberation battles of Latvia, colonel Oskars Kalpaks, commander of the First Latvian Special Battalion; Nikolajs Grundmanis, the First Commander of the Battalion's Special Company; Peteris Krievs…

Museums |

Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari

Mchadijvari Archangels Church is an architectural and historical monument in Georgia,  in the center of the village of Mchadijvari.  We discovered this church when searching for the poppy fields in Georgia, at the start of June 2020 (hint poppy fields are next to the church, some 5000 meters on the right. Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari The above picture is made from the Dusheti - Mchadijvari-Odzisi highway site. This time we…

Churches and Monasteries |

Khatsiri Forest Park

Khatsiri Forest park is a nice recreational area next to the town of Tianeti in Georgia.  We discovered this place by accident after spending a day at Kuzh Park in Tianeti (sometimes we love to drive to the Tianeti town to walk in the Kuzh park with our baby girl). Way back home to Tbilisi we decided to make a stop here at Khatsiri Forest Park - let me say in one word - WOW. I was impressed. Picnic area at Khatsiri Forest park We are…

Tourism objects |

Minimum Wages in European Union 2020

In 2020 there were 21 out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. In this article I've listed them all, also this is the first year I'm not including data for the UK in this table Turns out this is already the seventh (#7) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog.     Gross 2020 Gross 2019 Change Change % 1 Luxembourg €2,142.00 €2,071.00 €71…

Investments |

Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi

Eat for fit is my favorite healthy food home delivery service here in Tbilisi. Recently these loss-weight / dietary food delivery companies have started to pop up like mushrooms in the forest after the rain here in Tbilisi. We have tried a dietary menu from Eat for fit twice - and both times the result has been excellent.  One thing should be added - we are the gym goers - and the great weight-loss results comes both from the physical…

Living in Georgia |

Tsilkani cathedral

The Tsilkani cathedral of the Mother of God is a Georgian Orthodox church in the village of Tsilkani, Mtskheta Municipality, in Georgia's eastern region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. Originally built in the 4th century, the church was repeatedly remodeled in the Middle Ages. The extant edifice is a domed cross-in-square design, contained in a walled enclosure with corner towers. It is inscribed on the list of the Immovable Cultural Monuments of…

Churches and Monasteries |

How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide

In this article, you will learn how to setup webserver for serving  Drupal  websites running with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 For the following tutorial, I used very much the information from my previous guide with Ubuntu 18.04, but I decided to rewrite it for Ubuntu 20.04 version as it is shipped with php7.4 version and will work for Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and most probably for Drupal 9 Prerequisites Ubuntu 20.04 …

Servers |

File Permissions for gmap_markers.js

Time after time I'm facing this issue with gmap markers. As mostly this happens when I'm doing something on the server side with file permissions, I decided to keep the notes here is the problem GMap is unable to save the marker bundle, so the markers will not work. Please check file system permissions of the public://js/gmap_markers.js! Here is the solution sudo chmod 755 /sites/all/files/js/gmap_markers.js

Drupal Development |

Simple CSS trick to Make Table Responsive

Working on the project (website is powered by Drupal 8) I faced the following responsive table issue while browsing content with a table on smaller screens (phone) Broken Table on a smaller screen Luckily there is a simple CSS workaround: in the .css file add the following to table properties: display: block; overflow-x: auto; like this: table{ border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0; width:100…

Drupal Development |

52 Week Money Saving Challenge 2.0. SEB Funds

About 2 years ago I started a simple, so-called 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. The rules for this challenge are very simple - to deposit in the first week one euro, in the second week - two, third week - three, etc. The amount after each week continues to grow, up to the last week of the year, when it is 52 euros. Back in 2018, I was saving in the jar, but I must admit I dropped the challenge in after some 6 months, as we were relocating from…

Investments |

Poppy fields near Marneuli

We love poppy fields, we have featured them a couple of times here at the Piece of Life series Beautiful Poppy Field Near P104 (Jaunpils-Tukums) Road (Latvia) Railroad crossing in Skrunda municipality, Latvia Today we are going to share a brief photo story with poppy field near Marneuli, next to the Милена Оптовый Магазин (Milena mall) It was one of the first days when travel restrictions between Georgia's inner cities were lifted and we…


Drupal 7 Fix: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1231 Variable 'sql_mode' can't be set to the value of 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER'.

I was migrating Drupal 7 website to a newer infrastructure (PHP 7.4) and during the migration process when tried to connect to the MySQL database  I faced following error - SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1231 Variable 'sql_mode' can't be set to the value of 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER'. Here is the error code: Resolve all issues below to continue the installation. For help configuring your database server, see the installation…

Drupal Development |