Blog Archive: September 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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Svaneti movie

After over a decade in exile, the moment finally arrived – I set foot in the enchanting region of Svaneti last weekend, and the experience was nothing short of magical. Accompanied by our trusted friend, Vazha, we embarked on a road trip that traced the scenic route from Kutaisi to Mestia and Ushguli, with a return via Leteknhi. This four-day sojourn unfolded like a cinematic narrative, with each stop revealing the rich tapestry of Svaneti's…

Living in Georgia |

Last chance workout on the trails around Turtle Lake before Tbilisi Marathon

After our successful start at the Tbilisi Adventure run back in April I gathered everyone from the Caucasus Translations office for the Tbilisi Marathon Run in October (2023). This time we applied for a 10K distance. To test my limits I started to train for the 10K run at the gym on a treadmill. Surprisingly my results were quite good, and maybe that's why Olga (Latvian explat), after seeing some of my Facebook posts invited me to join her for…

Living in Georgia |

Sweet Home garage apartment in Borjomi

Sweet Home apartment is located on Rustaveli street 51, Borjomi. What really makes this place stand out - this is a kind of garage apartment or more precisely apartment built a top of a garage. We booked this place for a one-night stay at the end of August 2023 and paid GEL 80, in cash. At the start, I was a bit skeptical about this place, but once I saw the inside interior I was truly fascinated. Kind owner even offered as a free parking…

Hotel reviews |

Capturing Contango with Gold Futures Spread

On September 21, 2023, I bought 1 October 27, 2023 expiry long Gold futures contract at 1,919.30 and sold 1 November 28, 2023 expiry short Gold futures contract at 1928.4. The difference between both legs is -9.1. To make any profit the spreads of the legs should be less than -9.1 by October 27, 2023. I have been observing Gold Futres for most of September and in fact, I already opened one such trade in my other stock portfolio, but the reason…

Crypto |

Capturing Bitcoin Contango Trade with Perpetual Futures

There are several ways to trade and invest with cryptocurrencies. During the several years since I've been exposed to the crypto market, I have learned quite a lot. Starting simple buy and hold, margin trading, lending, short selling, crypto options, crypto futures, and more. In today's article, I will share some lesser-known, market-neutral, and almost zero risk trade, we use at Terramatris crypto hedge fund to grow our portfolio. Meet - The…

Crypto |

Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars  is a large public greenspace in Paris, France, located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius ("Mars Field") in Rome, which was dedicated to the god Mars. The name alludes to the fact that the lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military.  We visited Champ de Mars,…

Tourism objects |

Tbilisi's Revitalized Beauty: Aghmashenebeli Avenue and Dry Bridge

It was one of the few weekends, at the start of September 2023, when we decided to stay in Tbilisi, instead of traveling around Georgia, and spend quality time in the city. We agreed to walk by foot to Aghmashenebeli Avenue, and from there visit Dry Bridge and Orbeliani Square, and depending on the mood return home or keep exploring the city. I remember this area before the great restoration works started, and I love returning here time after…

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Bitcoin Contango Trade with potential 40% return in 106 days

We use bitcoin contango trades occasionally at TerraMatris crypto hedge fund and look at them as short-term deposits with high returns. In today's article I'll share one such trade, we did recently On September 14, 2023, I bought Bitcoin perpetual futures worth 0.2 BTC at $26,365.90 per Bitcoin and simultaneously sold December 29, 2023 expiry bitcoin futures worth 0.2 BTC at $26,704.50. This is the so-called futures spread with a width of $338…

Crypto |

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. Constructed from 1887, it is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. I first visited this iconic place back in 1990 or 1991, together with my mom and brother. back then I was about 5 year old, but I still remmebr that trip from Latvia to France with bus. Quite good memories. One of my first foreign trips.  Now,…

Tourism objects |

ABC Land - Children's party service in Tbilisi

ABC Land children's party service is located in Saburtalo, Tbilisi on University Street N8. I first heard about this place some time ago from another expat family here in Georgia, but first visited together at the start of September 2023, when we (our kid) got invited to a birthday party from our class at British International School in Tbilisi. ABC land is located in a separate 5 or 6-story building, unlike kids' entertainment centers which…

Entertainment |

August 2023 Dividend Income Report - $1.97

Welcome to the sixty-second (#62) dividend income report, covering earnings our family has made from dividend-paying stocks in August 2023.  Last month I turned 38, and we made a quick trip to London, United Kingdom to celebrate it. Besides fish and chips, we tried some of the most delicious ciders and spent quality time with family there.  Kiddo was especially excited about spending a day at London's Kidzania. Besides our travels in August,…

Stocks |

Luxembourg Gardens

The Jardin du Luxembour, known in English as the Luxembourg Garden, colloquially referred to as the Jardin du Sénat (Senate Garden), is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. Creation of the garden began in 1612 when Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV, constructed the Luxembourg Palace as her new residence. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares (56.8 acres) and is…

Tourism objects |
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Hiking and Sulphur baths in Borjomi

Check out our newest cinematic creation featuring the highlights of our recent weekend escapade in Borjomi! Whether we're relishing the company of long-time friends from QSI at Tbilisi Zoo or embarking on a scenic drive through Khasuri to reach Borjomi, every moment is expertly captured and post-processed for your viewing pleasure.Indulge in the rich flavors of Georgian cuisine, as we explore and savor delicious dishes that make our gastronomic…

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