Blog Archive: September 2021

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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Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia

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Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range. I had heard about this beautiful place many times before, but first visited at the start of June 2021, during the Vashlovani Trip This mud…


Why I'm investing in DelfinGroup IPO

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DelfinGroup is a Latvian fintech company that offers accessible, simple, and consumer-focused finance and pawn services. Starting September 28, 2021, there is an ongoing IPO for DelfinGroup on Nasdaq Baltic stock market. IPO will end on October 11. There is a small hype with this IPO in Latvia and seems after IPO will end, it will attract new…


Paravani lake

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Paravani lake is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges in the Samthske Javakheti region, some 2h 30 minutes drive (around 130 km) from Tbilisi. In the shores of Paravani lake, there is located famous Phoka monastery Paravani Lake is located 2,073 m (6,801 ft) above sea level and has a…


Fighting Webform Spam - Drupal 9 - AntiBot

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Recently I migrated my personal blog (the one you are currently reading) from Drupal 7 - to Drupal 9. The migration process actually still is in process, as I faced a few issues with the site, like lost coordinates with gmap module, some lost pictures here and there, etc. For the contact form, I decided to re-create it using the webform module…


Hotel Newport Kutaisi Review

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Built in 1914, former courthouse building has transformed itself into a modern 4-star hotel, located in the heart of Kutaisi. Featuring a bar and a terrace, Newport Hotel Kutaisi is located in Kutaisi, 400 m from Colchis Fountain and 1.5 km from Bagrati Cathedral. We booked this 4-star hotel for one night stay at the start of September 2021 and…


Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

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Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve.  We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of 2021, we actually stayed overnight next to this water reservoir at the Hotel Dalis Mta Very spectacular place…


Valka Bus Station

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Valka bus station is centrally located in Valka and offers quite convenient intercity connections to Riga, Valmiera, Rūjiena, and Smiltene. The bus station in Valka was opened to the public in 1965. There is cafe Walk across the square. 


Saghamo Lake

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Saghamo Lake is a lake of Samtskhe-Javakheti, southeastern Georgia, just south of Gamdzani. It covers an area of 458 hectares. It is located north of Madatapa Lake and Biketi Lake. The village of Saghamo lies on its eastern bank. We made a brief stop here, during our Javakheti trip in early June 2021 Saghamo lake is located on the east part of…


Okatse Canyon and hanging cliff trail with a platform

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Okatse Canyon is another breathtaking landmark in beautiful Georgia. The main tourist attraction at Okatse canyon probably is the 780 m long hanging cliff trail with the 20m long platform at the trail end, hanging above the canyon and providing panoramic views.  The canyon is located some 50km west of Kutaisi, Georgia. I first visited Okatse…


Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe trip

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A quick day trip (with an overnight stay) to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe in beautiful Georgia In this drone video footage - Saint George Church and Monastery (sometimes referred just as that lovely women monastery up there somewhere in Borjomi), Atskuri fortress, the gem of Samtskhe Javakheti region - Safara monastery; and of course Rabati complex (…


Kinchkha Waterfall in Georgia

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Kinchkha Waterfall is located in Georgia near the village of Kinchkha, some 300km away or 4h 30m drive from Tbilisi / or about 55km 1h20m drive from Kutaisi. The waterfall is located in the river gorge of Okatse (Satsikvilo) at 843 meters above sea level.  We first visited Kinchkha waterfall at the start of September 2021, despite I had heard…


Wooden church near Paravani Lake / Phoka monastery

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Poka St.Nino Nunnery - is located at the shore of Paravani lake, Ninotsminda Municipality, South Georgia. The Little Wooden church is located bit outside the Poka village, on the left side on Tbilisi - Kojori - Tsalka - Ninotsminda road. That' s how we actually found this place. We were heading from Ninotsminda and wanted to make a stop at the…


Top 3 Best Selling laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 Processor

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Although not as popular as Intel, AMD is a reliable and good-performing processor. In this article, I've listed the top 3 best selling laptops on Amazon with AMD Ryzen 7 powered processor Top 4 Best Selling laptops withAMD Ryzen 5 Processor Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by…


Kutaisi Trip / Tskaltubo, Okatste canyon, Kinchkha waterfall, Martvili

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UFO-shaped but abandoned spa sanatoriums, hot pools near stalactite caves, waterfalls, and canyons. Rivers and great cuisine. shortly put another great weekend has been recorded. Tskaltubo, Okatse, Martvili, Kutaisi and more. 


Martvili Canyon

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Martvili Canyon is a picturesque landmark of water and rocks, located some 50km west of Kutaisi, Georgia. It is located 5 km from the town of Martvili, and 2 km from the village of Gachedili (which gave the canyon its other name, Gachedili Canyon).  We first visited Martvii Canyon at the start of September 2021 during a weekend trip around this…