Blog Archive: July 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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Milano Centrale railway station

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…

Railway / Bus / Ferry |

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

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…

Digital Photography School |

Vine Yard Restaurant in Kvareli

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,…

Restaurant reviews |

Sevsamora Resort & Spa

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 & SpaAmong the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and…

Hotel reviews |

Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich)

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…

Restaurant reviews |

Top Georgian Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange

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…

Investments |

Kindzmarauli Church and Monastery

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…

Churches and Monasteries |

Top 10 Laptops with Intel Xeon processor

Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed, manufactured, and marketed by Intel, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system market. In today's article, I've listed top 10 laptops (featured on Amazon) with Intel Xeon processors. Intel Xeon processors deliver workload optimized performance in space and power constrained environments, from the data center to the intelligent edge. These innovative, system-on-a-chip…

Online Shopping |

Kapiloni Restaurant in Telavi

Kapiloni restaurant in Telavi is located on Barnovi street 10, just opposite to the King Erekle museum. I had a chance to visit this place at the start of July, during our trip to the Lopota lake Kapiloni restaurant serves typical Georgian cuisine for quite affordable prices Ojakhuri at Kapiloni restaurant Ojakhuri is the generic name for meat (usually pork) and fried potatoes.  Chicken barbeque

Restaurant reviews |

Hotel Berna Milan

Hotel Berna is a 4-star hotel,  located 200 m from Milan Central Train Station and Metro.  Free tea, coffee and snacks are available all day. All rooms are soundproofed and include air conditioning, free WiFi and a satellite LCD TV.  We booked here a stay back in November 2019 for a couple of days and paid about $200 for our stay here (don't remember anymore,  was it one night or two nights).  The hotel indeed is centrally located, we decided…

Hotel reviews |

White Cherry Jam

White cherry jam is quite popular here in Georgia. Georgians like to add nuts to the jam, but for this food recipe we will make a jam from cherries only (adding a bit lemon skin and peppermint though) The first step was to obtain cherries, for this task we asked our housekeeper to buy a few kilos at Rustavi market (she is from Rustavi), that's how we got about 4 kilograms of white cherries. White cherries I'm not sure why they are called…

Food blogger |

Buenos Aires (Milan Shopping Street)

Corso Buenos Aires is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and outlets, it features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe. The architecture of the area is mostly late 19th- and 20th-century style; the street and its surroundings are pointed with several neo-classical and art nouveau buildings. I had a chance to visit Corso Buenos Aires back at the end of 2019, during our about a week-long trip to…

Shopping Venues |

Tbilisi Sea Club

Tbilisi sea club is a popular and paid recreational area located next to the Tbilisi sea. For an entrance fee of GEL 20/per person (kids are free) you could get a free parking lot, free sunbed, free entry to the outdoor pool, and great access to the Tbilisi sea. Yacht rental is possible (starting GEL 70/per hour), restaurant, restrooms, and the outdoor shower are available.  Public parking lot at Tbilisi Sea club Its said the club is…

Lakes |

How To Add CAPTCHA Protection to Drupal 8 Webform

Recently I launched a new Drupal 8 website and was surprised by a spam amount we got via website's contact form (built with Webform module).  As the website was new, I was manually blocking each spammers IP, but the amount got larger and larger, to avoid that, I decided to install Captcha module, just like in the case with Drupal 7, see: Adding CAPTCHA to Drupal 7 Webform A CAPTCHA is a challenge-response test most often placed within web…

Drupal Development |

Restaurant Imeruli Ezo

Restaurant Imeruli Ezo is a nice roadside restaurant located in Natakhtari (this area is famous for its restaurants) We made a lovely dinner here at the start of June 2020, returning from our adventures at the Poppy fields near Mchadijvari Inside yard at Imeruli Ezo In direct translation from Georgian to English - Imeruli Ezo - means - Imeretian yard. And yes they are serving here Imeretian style food. The food at Imeruli Ezo We ordered…

Restaurant reviews |