Blog Archive: June 2023

June 2023 Dividend Income Report

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Welcome to the sixty (#60) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks in June 2023.  Last month we spent both in Georgia and Latvia. In mid-June, the preschool for our daughter finished at QSI Tbilisi, and just…


Savanna Guest House in Dedoplis Tskaro

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Savanna Guest House is located on Mosulishvili Street 51 in the town of Dedoplis Tskaro. We booked this guest house for a one-night stay at the start of June 2023, paying about gel 150 for a separate house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a shower, a…


2023 Investment Update: Daily USD 50 into ETH with Leverage on Deribit

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I remember the excitement I had a few years ago when I bought my first ETH coin investing 50 EUR and buying about 0.2 ETH. What a thrill, what an adrenaline. Back then I was investing about EUR 50/mo in ETH, BTC, and LTC. My investment was worth…


Discovering Jaffa: A Memorable Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Jaffa is an ancient port city near Tel Aviv in Israel. Jaffa is known for its association with the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus, and later for its oranges. Today,…


Newest additions to Stock Portfolio: 1 MO at $44.22, 1 BTI at $32.75 and 30 TLRY at $1.64

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On June 15, 2023, I bought 1 share of British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI) paying $32.75, 1 share of Altria Group (NYSE:MO) stock, paying $44.22, and 30 shares of Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) paying $1.64 per share for our Dividend Stock Portfolio We are…


Rafting & Birthday

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June marked a special occasion for the Caucasus Translations team as we embarked on an unforgettable adventure to celebrate Sandra's birthday. The chosen setting? The exhilarating waters of the Aragvi River, offering a unique and exciting rafting…


May 2023 Stock & Crypto Portfolio Update

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At the end of May 2023, I was managing 3 small investment portfolios. The total value of all portfolios combined was USD 8,039 / EUR 7,530. Last month our portfolios grow by quite an impressive USD 1,004 One of my short-term goals is to grow…


Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Restaurant on Chavchavadze

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Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Restaurant on Chavchavadze Street (Vake district) is one of my favorite lunch places in the city - we keep heading to this place for dinner, as our company office is located just around the corner. Also, the business quick…


The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

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The Carmel Market (also, the Shuk Hacarmel) is the largest market, or shuk, in Tel Aviv, Israel. It’s a vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices and fruit to electronics. Visiting the Carmel Market is a fascinating…


Investing in Disney stock: Purchased 1 Share at $94.38

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On June 14, 2023, I bought 1 share of Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock, paying $94.38 per share for our Partnership Fund. We are now holding 1 share of DIS in our Partnership Fund portfolio Using dollar-cost averaging our average cost per DIS share is $94…


Eagle Canyon and Dedoplis Tskaro (2023)

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In early June 2023, my family and I embarked on another unforgettable road trip, this time venturing into the scenic wonders near Dedoplis Tskaro.Our first stop on this thrilling journey was the captivating Eagle Canyon, a true haven for…


How to Install Drupal 10 with Nginx, PHP-FPM 8.1, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 23.04 - Linode Guide

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In this article, you will learn how to set up a webserver for serving Drupal websites running with Nginx, PHP-FPM 8.1, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 23.04 For the following tutorial, I used very much the information from my previous guide with 22…


Discovering Sri Lanka: A Journey near Indian Ocean from Colombo to Galle

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At the start of 2022, we traveled to Sri Lanka for about a two-week-long life-changing journey. In this article, I'm sharing my travel notes with listing places of interest we visited. Also, make sure to watch our short video from this trip: Sri…


Mayer House Hotel in Tel Aviv

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Mayer House Hotel in Tel Aviv is located on  Dizengoff Street 98. It featured an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, a restaurant, and a bar. We booked this hotel for a 2-night stay at the start of 2023, before returning back to Tbilisi. We paid…


Week #26 Crypto Hedge Fund Update (-4.72%)

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Greetings from Tbilisi, Georgia. Last weekend we spend in outdoors enjoying rafting and mcvadi in Pasanauri. More on that in video  section On Friday, June 9, 2023, 1 ETH traded at $1,836 while the total value of our Ethereum / EUR / USDC / BTC…


Istanbul With Kids

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In late May 2023, my family and I embarked on a spontaneous adventure to Istanbul, immersing ourselves in the lively atmosphere of this vibrant city.Our itinerary was filled with the thrill of amusement parks, where we embraced the joy of heart-…


The Nachlaot Pearl/ King Salomon apartment in Jerusalem (Be'er Sheva Street)

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The Nachlaot Pearl / King Salomon room is an apartment we booked via Airbnb for a two-day stay in Jerusalem on New Year's Eve of 2023. The price we paid seemed a bit high, paying about $350 for a small studio room,  but as we didnt know what to…


Beruwalage Gems & Jewelry Moonstone Mine in Sri Lanka

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During our latest trip to Sri Lanka at the start of 2022, we visited this small and interesting Moonstone Mine - Beruwalage Gems & Jewelry.  We were taken here by our driver / guide we ordered back in the hotel for the day trip to Galle. …


Binance vs. SEC: Unraveling the 17% Plunge in My Crypto Portfolio

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My crypto portfolio took a hit of about 17% last night after it was announced that SEC has sued Binance and its CEO CZ. Bitcoin price dropped from about $27,150 to $25,500. At the time of writing, I was holding about 0.1 BTC long futures, with my…


Paul French Restaurant on Paliashvili street (near Vake Park in Tbilisi)

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There is a lovely French restaurant and bakery located on Paliashvili Street near Vake Park in Tbilisi. We keep heading here for delicious French-style desserts and one of my favorite vegetable soups. We come here occasionally, after visiting Vake…