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Kazbegi Trip 2021

Kazbegi Trip 2021

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Kazbegi trip - or searching for hot pools at Truso Valley, wandering at Darial gorge near the Georgian - Russian border, reaching Gveleti waterfall, walk in the clouds at Gergeti.. and of course a lot of offroad driving. Thanks, Ralph Schmidt and Rosemarie Rivera for making this trip happen. July 24-25, 2021

About Tbilisi - Batumi Flight by Vanilla Sky

About Tbilisi - Batumi Flight by Vanilla Sky

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At the end of May 2021, we traveled Tbilisi - Batumi (and back) for the first time with an airplane. And let me say  - this is the best option to travel between these two Georgian cities. In the past, I've tried a train, marshrutka, and private vehicle. Flight is only 50 minutes and you don't feel tired not at all. i first hear about Vanilla Sky (back then it was called Service air) back in the Summer of 2014, when planned a trip to Mestia, but at the end in that year we traveled to Yerevan in Armenia instead of Mestia, because I find it complicated to book tickets online. Now it was much…

Ērģeme Castle Ruins

Ērģeme Castle Ruins

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Ērģeme castle is located in the parish of Ērģeme, Valka county, some 170 km north from the capital of Riga. Ērģeme castle tower and a new roof / hatĒrģeme castle served as a powerful fortress for the protection of the Livonian Holy Order eastern border and as a castle-front for the Cēsis castle of the Livonian Holy Order master. The castle was mentioned in 1422 but it was built already around year 1320 under the ordinance of the Order master Gerhard von Jocke. Masters used castle as a storehouse, point of support and shelter for the night. Planning of the castle is clearly legible. Nowadays…

SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2021

SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2021

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I opted for a 3rd pension pillar pension plan at SEB bank Latvia back in May 2019. I've been saving additional funds for old age for already two years. Time flies.  On the day, when I opted to save for old age,  my dad turned 65. Kind of average age in Latvia for retirement.  I started small, saving EUR 33/mo for the first four-month, then increased it to EUR 43/mo for the next 4 months, and again increased monthly contributions to EUR 58/mo for the next 4 months. Right now I'm investing EUR 128/mo to the 3rd pension pillar plan (I tend to increase my contributions every 4 months) SEB Active…

Truso Valley

Truso Valley

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 Truso Valley is known for its mineral water springs, white/yellow travertines, mineral lake with bubbles, towers of middle ages, -most notably Zakagori castle, villages on a very high altitude such as Resi (2350m), tasty cheese and Ossetian Khabidzginas (khachapuri with cheese and potatoes) and nice people. I first visited this area during a weekend trip to Kazbegi (Stepatsminda) at the end oh July 2021.  To get there, we took a left turn in Kobi village, passing Kobi Cable car station. The road is very much an offorad, but not extremely complicated. It's said the area is nice for hiking,…

Laidi manor / Valtaiķi church / Rudbārži manor

Laidi manor / Valtaiķi church / Rudbārži manor

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November has started with some cool 4K cinematic drone videography at Laidi manor / Valtaiķi church / Rudbārži manor. All places are great and highly recommended to visit, all places share some great history, starting Baltic - German nobleman Manteuffel at Laidi Manor, or some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in Latvia at Valtaiķu church, made in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century according to sketches by Vilhelms Purvītis. Or Rudbārži manor, about a century ago, back in January 1919 Colonel Oskars Kalpaks "started" Latvian War of Independence / no wonder there is planned…

My RSI+STOCH Stategy Settings for Trality Crypto Trading bot XLM, ADA

My RSI+STOCH Stategy Settings for Trality Crypto Trading bot XLM, ADA

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In this article, I will share details on how I configured Trality crypto trading bot for trading ADA and XLM coins with RSI and STOCH indicators This is my algo trading bot I originally launched in mid-May 2021, by setting it up to sell EUR-XLM pair based on RSI strategy, bit latter I added ADA coin to this setup, but then I noticed that bot has used all buying power to purchase only ADA coins, which is not what I actually wanted and here I decided I need to fine-tune some settings, defining that say only 50% can go in purchasing one coin, And then I remembered during the day I played with…

Dividend Stock Portfolio

Dividend Stock Portfolio

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I trade options for living and large pie from my options income are reinvested back into dividend-paying stocks, preferably dividend aristocrat stocks. Subscribe to Covered calls with Reinis Fischer to learn more about my options income trades Also see: monthly dividend income reports This page usually is updated after I make a new purchase or at least once a month ( last updated March 14, 2022)  Ticker Shares Dividend Frequency Monthly Year Total VALUE Price Yield PFE 100 $1.36 4 $11.33 $136.00 $5,027.00 $50.27 2.71% AWP 100 $0.40 12 $3.33 $40.00 $606.00 $6.06 6.60% INTC 60 $1.24 4 $6.20 $74…

Latest stock buy 26 shares of NIO at $46.51 per share

Latest stock buy 26 shares of NIO at $46.51 per share

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On February 26, 2021, we bought an additional; 26 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $46,51 per share.  Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first single-seater, all-electric racing series NIO stock forecast February 26, 2021 The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for NIO Inc have a median target of 68.72,…

52 Week Money Saving Challenge Version 3.0. SEB Funds

52 Week Money Saving Challenge Version 3.0. SEB Funds

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About 3 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 after some 6 months, as we were relocating from country to country and I didn't have any more access to EUR currency,  Back in 2020, I decided to make my second attempt with this challenge, and to add…