Blog Archive: February 2022

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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Bentota Beach in Sri Lanka

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Bentota is a small coastal resort town, about a 2-hour drive away from Colombo, Sri Lanka. We visited Bentota and Bentota beaches at the start of January 2022, while staying at the 5-star resort hotel Taj Bentota and Spa It is said that Bentota has been the water sport capital of Sri Lanka with the hoteliers in the area actively promoting water…


And drones fly at Pasanauri

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'Un droni lido Pasanauri '- or another strange but awesome weekend has been in our tapes - it was planned to visit Gudauri, but 16km from the skiing resort the road was blocked, we turned our car around and visited Ralph Schmidt in Gudaleti, with nice views toward Mount Kazbek instead. 


Bandaranaike International Airport / Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Bandaranaike International Airport,  commonly known as Colombo International Airport is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. It is named after former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and is located in a suburb of Negombo, 32.5 kilometres (20+1⁄4 miles) north of the nation's longstanding capital and commercial center, Colombo. It…


How To trade Bitcoin Futures with Margin on Deribit Platform

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I've been using the Deribit crypto trading platform for years, mostly for trading options, but just recently I decided to give it a try to Bitcoin Futures with leverage.  Deribit is a Panama-based futures and options trading platform that lists derivatives priced in U.S. dollars for bitcoin and Ether underlying products. Deribit offers…


Villa Park Gori

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If there is a reason to visit Gori in Georgia, then a visit to Villa Park Gori restaurant in Georgia would be at the top of my priorities. Villa Park Gori is an elite-class restaurant in Gori, with comfortable spaces and a variety of dishes. Located on Tskhinvali highway a few kilometers out of the Gori town. My friend David took us here at the…


Cinnamon Island, Sri Lanka

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Cinnamon Island is situated in Bentota in Sri Lanka. This is a little, but a charming island that offers a few fun activities for you. Here you will be able to learn about cinnamon cultivation and if lucky will meet a monkey or at least a dog. We visited Cinnamon Island at the start of January 2022, during our trip to Sri Lanka, and in particular…


Sri Lanka Chronicles: A Tropical Escape to Colombo, Bentota, and Galle

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Ahoy, fellow wanderers! Join me in this travelogue as I take you on a sun-kissed journey through the gem of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka. In January 2022, the island nation unveiled its wonders as I explored the vibrant cityscape of Colombo, basked in the coastal bliss of Bentota, and wandered through the historic charm of Galle. With the Indian…


Taj Bentota Resort & Spa Hotel Review in Sri Lanka

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Taj Bentota Resort & Spa -  is located in Sri Lanka's Galle District, offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Pampering spa services, an outdoor pool, and 5 dining options are provided. We booked this 5-star hotel for a 3-night stay at the start of January 2022, while traveling near the Ocean in Sri Lanka. For a 3 night stay here we…


Royal House Gori

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The Royal house is said to be a 4-star hotel located in Gori, Georgia. I booked this place for a one-night stay at the end of January 2022.  The pictures on Booking.com and reality are totally different.  Luckily the price I paid was just GEL 64 (that's about EUR 20) and the stay was only one night. Now, the so-called hotel is decent, there is a…


Galle Face Green

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Galle Face is a 5 ha (12 acres) ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m (1,600 ft) along the coast, in the heart of Colombo, the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen…


Sulfur Bath N5 in Tbilisi

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Sulfur Bath N5 is located in the Tbilisi Bath district of Abanotubani.  We have been heading to these bathhouses a lot in the past (back in 2011-2013), since then we have changed our location, visiting other, not so fancy ones on Kyiv street, but lately again, we have started to visit sulfur bathhouses in the old town district. Chreli Abano…


Experienced my second Earth Quake in Tbilisi

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On February 13, 2022, late evening for the second time in my life, I felt tremors of an earthquake and they happened in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. According to the sources the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.4 with the epicenter in Armenia. My previous experience with earthquakes dates back to June 2014, when I experienced tremours from a 4.8…


Bakuriani ski resort in Georgia

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Bakuriani COOL - another awesome weekend has been on our tapes. The little one for the first time on skates and skis. Paragliding, chariot riding, and some investment opportunities. Enjoy the video and thumbs up!


Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo

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Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948. It is located in Independence Square (formally Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo.…


Restaurant at Georgia Gold Hotel in Gori

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Georgia Gold is a 4-star hotel located just in the heart of Gori, Georgia. Seems this place has been opened to the public just recently.  Anyhow, we didn't stay here for a night, but come for a breakfast and got some of the most delicious ones.  We stayed overnight in Gori at another,  Royal house hotel, but in the morning decided to check out…