Blog Archive: June 2023

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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June 2023 Dividend Income Report

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 shortly we left for Latvia, where we are building a frame house from scratch. The last days of June were quite fruitful and I did most of the framing for our holiday house in Latvia.  From the …

Stocks |

Savanna Guest House in Dedoplis Tskaro

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 living room, and a lovely outdoor space. We keep returning to Dedoplis Tskaro because of the Eagle Canyon and this time we decided to extend our stay in the area by booking a guest house. and Savanna…

Hotel reviews |

Discovering Jaffa: A Memorable Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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, Jaffa is one of Israel's mixed cities, with approximately 37% of the city being Arab.  We had a chance to visit Jaffa and meet with our Latvian friend there at the start of 2023 during our latest trip…

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Rafting & Birthday

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 experience. Join us as we share the highlights of this action-packed day filled with mcvadi feasts, team building, and an abundance of positive vibes!The Aragvi River, with its twists and turns through…

Living in Georgia |

May 2023 Stock & Crypto Portfolio Update

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 portfolios to $10,000. To get there it is planned to deposit additional capital, plus selling options premium. $2,000 to go before reaching our short-term goal. Portfolio #1 Stellar month for our main…

Stocks |

Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Restaurant on Chavchavadze

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 & healthy lunch here is among the lowest priced in the city - you can get healthy and delicious food just for GEL 25 (prices as of 2023).  Guests can choose from soups, salads, and starters + get…

Restaurant reviews |

The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

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 thing to do in Tel Aviv. The hustle and bustle, vibrant noises, and its reputation as the largest shuk in Tel Aviv all combine to make the Carmel Market a favorite. I first visited this market at…

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Eagle Canyon and Dedoplis Tskaro (2023)

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 birdwatching enthusiasts. The canyon, tucked away in the heart of Georgia, offered a breathtaking spectacle of nature's beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and echoing with the melodies of diverse bird species,…

Living in Georgia |

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

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 22.04, but I decided to rewrite it for Ubuntu 23.04 version as it is shipped with php8.1 version and will work with Drupal 10 (most probably with previous versions too) If you need any assistance…

Servers |

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

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 Lanka, Colombo, Bentota and Galle The Tbilisi-Doha flight was good, with plenty of legroom. The plane seemed a bit outdated, a Boeing A230. But for a less than 3-hour flight, it was very decent. The…

Travel guides |

Mayer House Hotel in Tel Aviv

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 about USD 430 for a 2-night stay here. Thsi small hotel has an excellent location, from here we were able to explore the neighbourhood, visit the Tel Aviv beach and more. The property is close to…

Hotel reviews |
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Istanbul With Kids

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-pounding rides and laughter. Amidst the fun, we had the pleasure of meeting a dozen skilled Turkish mechanics, adding a unique touch to our journey. Engaging conversations and shared moments made this…

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

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 expect from Jerusalem rental market and were not into extensive reserach, we agreed to book this place. And the stay was actually really excellent.  We agreed to book over AirBnB insetad of…

Hotel reviews |

Beruwalage Gems & Jewelry Moonstone Mine in Sri Lanka

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.  Moonstone is a fascinating gemstone that is found abundantly in Sri Lanka. This gemstone has been revered for centuries for its unique beauty, metaphysical properties, and historical significance. Sri…

Tourism objects |

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

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 Park or during the lunch break at the office nearby.  There are several Paul Restaurants located across the city, check out my previous review about Paul restaurant on Abashidze Street Latelty we hae…

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