August 2021

Putraimi - guest house and recreational area near Kuldīga

Published: 31 August, 2021 seen 25 Hotel reviews

Putraimi recreational area is located in Snēpele parish, Kuldīga municipality, some 170 km from nation's capital. I discovered this place by a chance in the Summer of 2021, and though I didn't stay overnight here I would love to return here and have some outdoor barbecue in the future. Putraimi recrational area near KuldīgaHere at Putraimi, they have several ponds with fish. Outdoor lovers and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy this place. Contact details: (+371) 29181329 - Aija putraimos@inbox.lv  

Top 10 Best Selling Laptop Computers September 2021

Published: 30 August, 2021 seen 237 Online Shopping

In this article, I've listed the top 10 best selling laptops models on Amazon in the month of September 2021 As a proud owner of brand new Macbook Air, I find it logic that 3 spots are taken by Apple - really great laptop. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for laptop computers listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer to the product page on Amazon. 2020…

Lagodekhi and Kakheti trip

Published: 27 August, 2021 seen 44 Living in Georgia

Lagodekhi & Kakheti Trip - our first real camping trip with a tent at Lagodekhi national park in Georgia. Enjoying a wide variety of grapes at Ampelo resort and picking up hazelnut with a retired colonel at Chateau Bruale in Kakheti. Enjoy the video and thumbs up! August 20-21, 2021

Ampelo Resort Kardenakhi

Published: 26 August, 2021 seen 74 Hotel reviews

Ampelo Resort is located in the Kardanaki village some 2 hour drive from the Tbilisi. Reosrt feature a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge, and a garden. There is an outdoor / infiniti pool, but at the time we visited this place it seemed the water is not heated (unlike in some other Kakhetian resorts, like Lopota lake, for example)  We booked a family room for a one night stay at this hotel at the end of August 2021 and paid GEL 480 ( USD 150) for that. Ampelo resort in Georgia Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The hotel features an outdoor swimming…

7 Dividend Stocks To accumulate while selling Put options for extra income

Published: 25 August, 2021 seen 433 Investments

In today's article, I'm going to talk about 7 dividend stocks I don't mind having in my portfolio and how I'm generating additional semi-passive income by selling put options (or credit spreads) on them. Disclosure:  I'm not a financial advisor and I don't give you any advice here, I'm just sharing my own experience. Investments in stocks, funds, bonds, or cryptos are risk investments and you could lose some or all of your money. Do your due diligence before investing in any kind of asset.  Subscribe to covered calls with Reinis Fischer newsletter Dividend stocks Dividend stocks are companies…

The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

Published: 24 August, 2021 seen 69 Museums

The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is an open-air museum located just outside Riga, the capital of Latvia, on the lightly wooded shores of Jugla Lake. The museum currently occupies 87 hectares and displays 118 buildings, as well as more than 3,000 items. Most of Latvia's historical ethnic groups are represented in the museum. The museum's collection holds approximately 150,000 artifacts. Despite being a native of Riga, I first visited this place back in the Summer of 2021 Open air museum from a drone flightIn 1924, the Latvian Council of Monuments signed an order to create the open-…

Top 18 Gaming PCs with Intel Core I9 Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Published: 23 August, 2021 seen 1,110 Online Shopping

Looking for some incredibly fast machine? Think PC with Intel Core i9 processor and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. The GeForce RTX™ 3090 is a big ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN class performance. It’s powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture—doubling down on ray tracing and AI performance with enhanced Ray Tracing (RT) Cores, Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors. Plus, it features a staggering 24 GB of G6X memory, all to deliver the ultimate gaming experience. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on…

Batumi From a Drone Flight 2020

Published: 20 August, 2021 seen 63 Living in Georgia

Beautiful Batumi from a bird's flight. DJI Mini Mavic 2.7K drone footage August 5th, 2020 Lovingly post-processed in Tbilisi just now Music by Scott Holmes, Driven to Success While shooting this footage almost crashed my little drone to the Alphabetic tower while doing circuit cinematic flight

Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument

Published: 19 August, 2021 seen 98 Lakes

Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument is a small lake in Kazbegi Municipality in Truso valley on the left bank of Terek River, to the east of the village Abano at 2,127 m above sea level. First discovered back in Summer of 2021, during the Kazbegi trip Albano LakeThe lake was created by a carbon dioxide filled underground stream flowing to the surface through carbonate rocks from the late Jurassic period. The lake "boils" loudly with carbon dioxide bubbles bursting. The outflow of the stream is 2.5 million liters per 24 hours.  Albano lakeThe total surface area of the lake is 0.04 ha. The…

How to make $100 month by selling covered calls

Published: 17 August, 2021 seen 116 Investments

I have been trading options for more than 2 years now, and selling covered calls is one of my most favorite income-generating techniques. In today's article, I'm going to try to answer on question - How to make $100 monthly by selling covered calls But before that, let's answer on the question What Is a Covered Call? A covered call refers to a financial transaction in which the investor selling call options owns an equivalent amount of the underlying security. To execute this an investor holding a long position in an asset then writes (sells) call options on that same asset to generate an…

Nīcava restaurant

Published: 17 August, 2021 seen 31 Restaurant reviews

Restaurant Nīcava is located in Nīca town, Latvia. some 230 km from the nation's capital Riga, sandwiched between Liepāja and Jūrmalciems. We paid here a short stop in mid-July 2021, while traveling to the Pape beach Restaurant NīcavaTurns out there is both a motel/guest house and a restaurant. Restaurant here serves typical Latvian cuisine.  Outdoor garden at Nīcava restaurantQuite a nice place. We enjoyed here something from the grill menu and a few drinks. Nīca from a drone flight

Best stock options trading platform in Georgia (and most of the rest of the World)

Published: 16 August, 2021 seen 90 Living in Georgia

I've been trading stocks for about 20 years, I still remember the days around the millennium when I visited the bank office in person to place a stock buy or sell order.  Not so long away, me too - I was on the searches for the best online discount broker. My online searches found Degiro and Interactive Brokers. Back when I was looking to open my account, Interactive Brokers asked for a minimum deposit of USD 10,000, which I didn't have at that moment. And then a blog reader pointed to the Lynx Broker.  Actually, I'm using Lynx Broker to this day. As Lynx Broker is affiliated to Interactive…

Summer in Latvia 2021

Published: 13 August, 2021 seen 53 Travel guides

Summer in Latvia 2021 or this is how we spent an awesome one month in Latvia. From getting a vaccine at Akropolis shopping mall in Riga to wild beaches near Pape. From a wooden boat in Pāvilosta to yacht in Ķīšezers. Made a ton of hyper lapses, ate a ton of birthday cakes, and more. Enjoy the video!

How To add Pixelate effect Adobe Premiere Pro

Published: 12 August, 2021 seen 1,700 Digital Photography School

Recently I faced an issue with a video uploaded to YouTube, the video featured parts that needed to be removed or pixelated. After a quick google search I found this awesome video tutorial, and here is how: From the Effects panel search for 'mosaic' - > choose from Stylize and apply Mosaic to all clip If you are looking to pixelate just a part of the video, say a face or body, from the effect Control window, under the Mosaic, select oval shape (or square) To make it automatically track a person, from the Mask path, click the play button (but before that, make sure you are at the start of…

Hotel Butterfly House in Pāvilosta

Published: 11 August, 2021 seen 125 Hotel reviews

Set some 3 km from the city center of Pāvilosta  Butterfly House offers accommodation with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden, and free private parking. We booked this place for a 2-night stay in mid-July and paid EUR 266. We chose this hotel as we were looking for some nice place to stay and throw a birthday party for our 3-year-old daughter. It seems we booked the most spacious room, some 100m2 and were able to accomodate up to 8 guests, which we actually did, some of our birthday guess stayed overnight. Butterfly House in Pāvilosta We had a chance to grill some meat in front of the house…

Guest house Otrā Elpa in Valka

Published: 10 August, 2021 seen 83 Hotel reviews

Otrā Elpa is located in the center of Valka. Guests are welcome to use free Wi-Fi in all areas of this property. I have stayed in this hotel a few times, and last time did it so back in the mid-July 2021, when had a quick trip to Valka and nearby area Guest house Otrā elpa in Valka Decorated in light colours, all rooms here will provide you with cable TV and a table. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. For a stay here with some hearty brekfast I paid about EUR 50 Book on Booking.com

Dividend Stock Portfolio 2022

Published: 9 August, 2021 seen 82 Investments

It is August 09, 2021, two days ago I celebrated my 36th birthday at the awesome Paragraph resort hotel near the Black sea in Georgia. Also, it has been already more than 4 years since I launched my original million-dollar saving challenge. Unfortunately, just recently I had to start over, and despite during the past 4 years I have learnt a lot - my savings account looks like a joke, barely reaching $10,000.  Now, when celebrating my 37th birthday, in 2022, who knows where, I want my dividend stock portfolio value to be at least $25,000. On average that would require me to invest a little…

Kazbegi trip / Offroad version

Published: 6 August, 2021 seen 146 Tours in Georgia

I've been traveling to Kazbegi and the region several times, but just recently I started discovering other cool places like Juta or Truso valley. It was at the end of July 2021 we just returned from Latvia, when an ex-pat German friend offered to take an easy weekend trip to Kazbegi together. As we had done the Vashlovani trip together a few weeks earlier I agreed. We installed our baby's child seat in his Nissan Xtra SUV car and the trip begun. We left at 9 AM from Tbilisi, and our first stop was in Gudauri, we hoped to find a working cable car and maybe take a ride, but they were not…

Gveleti Small Waterfalls

Published: 5 August, 2021 seen 101 Tourism objects

Gveleti waterfalls are located in the region of  Kazbegi region near the small village Gveleti. Outdoor lovers and hikers will enjoy this little waterfall a lot . I first discovered this place at the end of July 2021, during a weekend trip to Kazbegi. As we were driving with a 4x4 SUV car, we drove most of the unpaved road to the waterfall and left our car parked some 30-minute walk from the waterfall.  Gveleti canyon in Georgia The path to the waterfall starts from the semi-abandoned village Gveleti. You will go through the picturesque countryside and climb The water here falls from the deep…

July 2021 Dividend Income Report - $26.25

Published: 4 August, 2021 seen 163 Investments

Welcome to the fifty-first (#51) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks in July 2021. The last July we spent in Latvia and at the end of the month traveled back to Georgia, we did many nice road trips both in LV and GE. Our daughter turned 3 and we threw a very nice party in Pāvilosta. Life is very good. I was doing quite a lot of awesome drone videography. Ērģeme castle ruins in LatviaFrom the perspective of dividend income - Last July was low.  In total, I took just shy $26.25  in dividend income last month. Which is still quite awesome, for doing…

Terek Valley Viewpoint

Published: 3 August, 2021 seen 58 Tourism objects

Terek Valley viewpoint is located along the Georgian military road, close to the border with Russia. Maybe not as impressive as Georgia - Russia Friendship monument located near the Gudauri, still, if you happen to be in this area of the world, give it a try, views are still quite spectacular. There is a little altar of sacrifice built at the viewpoint Terek Valley viepointAt the start I mistakenly thought this is a Darial gorge, just later thanks to the drone's built-in GPS I was able to narrow down this place on the map and learn that this place is called Terek Valley Viewpoint and the…

Andrejsala

Published: 2 August, 2021 seen 113 Tourism objects

Andrejsala is an area located in the Pētersala-Andrejsala neighborhood of Riga, Latvia within a former territory of an industrial port next to the city center. Views toward Riga from AndrejsalaAndrejsala is a chich, urban place to visit.  It is currently developed into a significant art, culture, and entertainment center featuring exhibition halls, clubs, workshops, studios, a cafe, and a hotel. AndrejsalaAs the Riga passenger port is in a close proximity, Andrejsala is popular destination for alko tourists, as there are several liquor stores Andrejsala from a drone flightCould be a nice…