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Milano Centrale railway station

Milano Centrale railway station

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Milano Centrale is the main railway station of the city of Milan, Italy, and is the largest railway station in Europe by volume. The station is a terminus and located at the northern end of central Milan. It was officially inaugurated in 1931 to replace the old central station (built 1864), which was a transit station but with a limited number of tracks and space, so could not handle the increased traffic caused by the opening of the Simplon tunnel in 1906. It was back in Summer 2003, when I first visited this place, during my hitchhiking / train travel back home from French Foreign legion (…

First DJI Mavic Mini Aerial photography (Lisi Lake / Tbilisi)

First DJI Mavic Mini Aerial photography (Lisi Lake / Tbilisi)

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At the end of July 2020, I finally received my DJI Mavic Mini here in Tbilisi, Georgia.  I was very eager to test it out,  and one of the first spots to test DJI Mavic mini, which come to my mind was the Lisi lake. As our daughter has a preschool in that area, it was agreed to make the first test flight with this little drone near the Lisi lake. DJI_0001 officially first drone photography at the Lisi lake Not the best shot, obliviously, as the first flight was more about learning the controls Author of this blog captured in action Flying a drone is a lot of fun, no doubts Lisi lake in…

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of XIN at $2.5 (Assigned)

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of XIN at $2.5 (Assigned)

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On June 17, 2020, I bought (got assigned) 100 shares of Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN ) at $2.50 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.0225 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.6% and will pay us $2.25 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the dividend income portfolio, but every bit count. Also, due to the downturn in the market, XIN has heavily trimmed its dividend by more than 75%. If the pharma is doing its job and we are getting a vaccine, I see no reason why XIN wouldn't get back to the previous levels of dividends. XIN has been in our…

Vine Yard Restaurant in Kvareli

Vine Yard Restaurant in Kvareli

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Restaurant Vine Yard in Kvareli is located just next to the city walls fortress opposite to the Kvareli Public service hall building. This place serves typical Georgian cuisine, VISA accepted.  This restaurant has been our radar since late 2018, when we discovered this place while stayed at Kvareli Eden hotel, we have been heading here ever since, when in the area.  \ Typical Georgian Supra at Restaurant Vine yard in Kvareli Simple, tasty, and quite affordable. Our total bill here some GEL 70 for mcvadi, French fries, badrijani, coffees, lemonades and more. 

Top 18 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU

Top 18 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU

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The NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ is powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture with more cores, higher clocks, and faster memory for ultimate performance and incredible new levels of realism. It’s time to gear up and get super powers. Most laptops with RTX 2080 super gpu cards are suitable for virtual reality (VR), many feature the latest Intel Core i9 processor That makes these laptops quite expensive. The price for a laptop with RTX 2080 SUPER gpu start at $2,500 and goes up to ~$6,000 Keep reading to learn more about top 18 gaming laptops on Amazon A quick note: This…

Sevsamora Resort & Spa

Sevsamora Resort & Spa

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Sevsamora Resort & Spa is located in the village/town of Saguramo, some 15 minutes drive from Tbilisi. We booked a family room for a 2-night stay here in the middle of June 2020, paying about GEL 600 (USD 200), with free breakfast included. The main reason for us coming here was the proximity to Tbilisi and the outdoor swimming pool for our baby girl.  Sevsamora Resort & Spa Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property provides both outdoor and indoor pool, a garden and rooms with pool…

Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich)

Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich)

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Restaurant 'Vero Cinese'  is located on Boscovich street in Milan, Italy. This place serves Chinese cuisine.  We had a chance to dine here in November 2019, during our few day trip to Italy, with stop in Milano.  I find it always interesting browsing through the travel photos and finding these places on map. It wasn't hard to map Ristorante Vero Cinese. Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich) We were traveling with our toddler baby girl, so we ordered something toddler friendly. The staff speaks excellent Italian, but little English. This was not our typical Tbilisi Chinese restaurant…

Top Georgian Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange

Top Georgian Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange

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It was back in 2011 or 2012 when I first heard about Bank of Georgia or TBC bank is listed on the London stock exchange. Back then I thought - wow, cool, impressive. Fast forward to 2020, I still think this is impressive that Georgia has a few companies listed on the London stock exchange, but as my investment horizons have shifted towards dividend investing + options trading, I don't find investing on LSE interesting.  Anyhow, in today's article I'm going to look at four Georgian companies listed on London stock exchange: Bank of Georgia, TBC bank, Georgia Healthcare Group and Georgia…

Latest stock buy 25 shares of PBCT at $11.60 per share

Latest stock buy 25 shares of PBCT at $11.60 per share

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On May 29, 2020, we bought 25 shares of People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT ) at $11.60 per share for our daughter's stock portfolio. With its quarterly dividend of 0.18 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 6.2% and will pay us $4.5 every quarter (before tax). Awesome! PBCT is paying a dividend in the following months: February, May, August and November We decided to spend half of our options income in the month of May, to finance this purchase, we are looking to grow PBCT shares back to 100 and start selling covered calls, see: Covered Call Trade Idea with Monthly…

Kindzmarauli Church and Monastery

Kindzmarauli Church and Monastery

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Kindzmarauli church and monastery complex is located in the region of Kakheti, some 3 km off from the main road (Road 43 Telavi - Kvareli) We discovered this small monastery complex while driving from the Lopota lake resort to the town of Kvareli at the start of June 2020. There is a linden tree right at the monastery, my better part gathered some linden flowers to make a tea latter in the winter.  The surrounding area of the Kindzmarauli church Roses, mountains and vineyards. Bell tower at Kindzmarauli church We didn't actually visit the church this time.