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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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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Sighnaghi and Mtskheta trip

This time around, the stage was set between swimming pools, intense jiu-jitsu sessions, and explorations of two iconic Georgian towns - Sighnaghi and Mtskheta.The weekend kicked off with a perfect balance of fitness and fun. Picture this - a refreshing plunge into inviting swimming pools, followed by intense jiu-jitsu sessions. The rhythmic flow of water and the discipline of martial arts created a unique synergy, leaving me energized and ready…

Living in Georgia |

Top 11 things to do in Batumi with Kids

Our family trip began in Tbilisi, where we picked up our child from QSI international school in Zurgovani village. From there, we traveled to Natakhtari Airport, where we took a one-hour flight on Vanilla Sky to Batumi. Upon arrival at Batumi International Airport, we quickly booked a Bolt taxi through the app, and in just 15 minutes, we arrived at our hotel, the charming and affordable Hotel O. Galogre in the Old Town. Compared to the five-…

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How to Get around Istanbul for cheap with this ride-sharing Taxi app

I have traveled back and forth to Istanbul for dozen times, sometimes just by a connecting flight, sometimes just to spend a day or two in Istanbul. Most of the time, I have relied on shuttle services ordered from hotels or using public transportation. The last time when we visited Istanbul, via Sabiha Gokcen airport (May 2023) I noticed the price for one way transfer to the city center was EUR 60 (a few years ago I paid USD 40 for the same…

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Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Train via Ben Gurion Airport in Israel

The highly anticipated new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv via Ben Gurion Airport is now operating. The final destination of the Jerusalem train is Tel Aviv. The new Jerusalem to Tel Aviv train service is officially called King David Line. I have traveled by train from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem on New Year's Eve of 2023. The ticket price per passenger was about ISL 15. The train station is actually located inside the terminal…

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Statue of Medea in Batumi

The Statue of Medea is located at Europe square in the Batumi city center. The Statue is dedicated to Medea, Colchian Princess from Greek mythology.  Statue was opened to the public back in 2007. I have visited for many times Europe square and the statue of Medea, especially in the recent years when a McDonalds is opened next to the monument, so I decided add this pictursque place to the blog. A must have place to visiti once in Batumi: It is…

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Grill Town Restaurant in Batumi

Grill Town restaurant in Batumi is among one of my best finds in recent years. Located close to the Sheraton Hotel on Rustaveli Avenue in Batumi.  We first discovered this restaurant in some of our previous Batumi trips, so this time it was a no-brainer to visit this place. During our latest visit here in April 2023, it turned out to be the restaurant 1 year anniversary and we got some free Sangrias and very smiling staff members. Grill town…

Restaurant reviews |

Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport, is the main international airport of Israel. Situated on the northern outskirts of the city of Lod, it is the busiest airport in the country. It is located 45 kilometers (28 mi) to the northwest of Jerusalem and 20 kilometers (12 mi) to the southeast of Tel Aviv. I first visited it back in 2009, flying with Turkish Airlines from Riga (via Istanbul), and also have flown a direct flight by EL AL from Tbilisi and…

Airports |

Investing with Bitcoin Futures and Covered Calls for 52 weeks

About 5 years ago I started a simple, so-called 52-Week Money Saving Challenge. The rules for this challenge are very simple - to deposit in the first week one euro, in the second week - two, third week - three, etc. The amount after each week continues to grow, up to the last week of the year when it is 52 euros. The final sum at the end of the investment period equals 1378. For this year's 52-week challenge, I have decided to scale it up…

Crypto |

How to Sell Covered Calls on Crypto (Ethereum) on Bybit with Futures

Selling covered calls on crypto might sound like a daunting task, but actually is quite easily doable. Unlike in the stock market, where actual shares are delivered when trading put or call options, in crypto things work a bit differently. The main difference between stock and crypto options - in crypto, options are settled in crypto itself, meaning there is no actual delivery of shares or crypto, just settlement. One way to trade covered…

Options Trading |

Panorama Restaurant Batumi

Panorama Restaurant Batumi is located on the 36th floor of the Orbi skyscraper on 15b Sherif Khimshiashvili Street. We come here by recommendation in Mid-April 2023. Panorama Batumi is highly recommended because of the views, though the cuisine also is excellent. Places serve typical Georgian and European cuisine. Prices seem a bit above average but are still quite reasonable, for the service received. I believe the place is stunning for…

Restaurant reviews |

Ramon International Airport near Eilat in Israel

Ramon Airport, named after Ilan and Assaf Ramon, also known as Eilat-Ramon Airport, is an international airport located in the Timna Valley in southern Israel. Ramon Airport is the second busiest in Israel (after Ben Gurion Airport) and has replaced the former Eilat Airport and Ovda Airport for civilian traffic. It also serves as the primary diversion airport in Israel. The airport is located 18 km (11 mi) north of Eilat, next to Be'er Ora.…

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Georgia / Turkey Border crossing at Sarpi

Sarpi is a small village on the coast of the Black Sea of Georgia, on the border with Turkey. There is a border crossing point between Georgia and Turkey. Sarpi is the main land border crossing between the two countries and a major conduit for business travel, especially for Turkish companies doing business in Batumi. Sarpi is located about 12 km south of Batumi and about 20 km northeast of Hopa, Turkey. I used this border crossing quite often…

Travel guides |

Cash and Carry Trade with ETH on Deribit platform

Time after time I like to test some new trade ideas, and this time I decided to give it a try and test the so-called cash and carry trade with Ethereum. A cash-and-carry trade is an arbitrage strategy that exploits the mispricing between the underlying asset and its corresponding derivative. The key to profiting from this strategy is the eventual correction in that mispricing. Long story short, for the past couple of years I trade options with…

Crypto |
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From Hot Pools to Frame Houses: Our Adventure in Kavtiskhevi

From fishing to flying drones, trying Georgian beer, and staying at a beautiful resort with hot pools, there's no shortage of exciting things to do in this picturesque region of Georgia. One of the highlights of your trip was undoubtedly the opportunity to visit Ekaterina Jinoridze's village and explore some of the best places nearby. With its stunning scenery, charming architecture, and friendly locals, Kavtiskhevi is truly a hidden gem that…

Living in Georgia |