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Demolishing tiles, Hydroisolation for bathroom

Published: 3 August, 2022 seen 15

A few weeks ago I did the tile job in the kitchen and hallway for our Vilgāle apartment. In the end, I was not happy with the result, not happy with the tile job (which could be done better), and not satisfied with the visual looks.  At one point I…

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas

Published: 2 August, 2022 seen 10

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas is located in Ilzenes parish, Aluksnes county. The property is 24.1 km from Alūksne, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. We booked this place during our day trip to Valka and the…

Velēna church

Published: 28 July, 2022 seen 8

The Velēna Lutheran Church is at the crossing of the Smiltene-Gulbene-Lizums roads. I would call this as one of the most beautiful churches in Latvia. It's said the first built church here was a wooden church with a turf roof. This is where the…

Cafe Papes Vēji

Published: 22 July, 2022 seen 9

Cafe Papes Vēji is a summer cafe located next to the Pape channel in Western Latvia near the Pape Lighthouse. This place serves traditional Latvian cuisine, and cold beer and some can buy smoked fish (apparently in the season) I have been fond of…

Summer Cafe Kazbārs in Kazdanga

Published: 20 July, 2022 seen 21

  Summer café-bar “Kazbārs” is located next to the watermill in the heart of the scenic park of Kazdanga. This place serves freshly ground coffee, Italian dessert affogato, refreshing soft ice cream (including vegan options), cold live beer, and…

Fun day in Liepāja, Ječi and Verbelnieki

Published: 15 July, 2022 seen 14

The day started with visiting the cinema Cinamon in Liepaja, a cool movie about Minions in Latvian. After the movie went to the Fontaine place to order some pizza and then headed to Jeci to visit our new property and trim the grass, I already bought…

Cafe Pāvilostas Enkurs

Published: 6 July, 2022 seen 9

Cafe Pāvilostas Enkurs is located on Dzinstaru street 69 in Latvian Summer Capital Pavilosta. they serve fish and chips, pizza, and traditional Latvian cold soup here.  Fish and chips at Cafe Enkurs in PavilostaOne of the best fish and chips I've…

Friends Hub village Guest house review in Vazisubani

Published: 28 June, 2022 seen 23

Friends Hub village guesthouse is located in Vazisubani, near Gurjaani in the region of Kakheti, Georgia, some 2-hour drive from Tbilisi. Oskars, the host, invited me to visit his new place at the start of May 2022. After a few stops at McDonald's, …

How To Tile Kitchen / hallway floor

Published: 24 June, 2022 seen 55

The time had finally come and I was ready to tile the kitchen and hallway floors at our Vilgale apartment. A year ago I would say  - no way I'm going to do it myself, but here you go, I did it all on my own, with some research on Youtube and a lot…

New Investment Project - Summer House with Garden in Latvia

Published: 22 June, 2022 seen 72

Welcome to another interesting project in the home remodeling series. - summer house with a garden in SouthWest Latvia. It turns out this is already the third, ongoing home remodeling project featured on the blog. Exciting. This is the project my…

Hiking Likani, Sunday school Rustavi

Published: 17 June, 2022 seen 31

Another awesome weekend in Georgia 🇬🇪- with some elements of offroad riding, hiking, camping, horseback riding near Likani station, and a few skulls at Green monastery Saturday. Back to Rustavi scout center for a lovely Sunday with fellow Latvians…

Eagle canyon in Georgia

Published: 10 June, 2022 seen 77

The bear went over the mountain .. or last weekend we went hiking at the Eagle Canyon near Dedoplistskaro, Shopping at the Dezerteer market in Tbilisi, and exercising at Lisi Lake... another fabulous weekend has been put on our tapes and post-…

Sighnaghi & Vazisubani trip

Published: 3 June, 2022 seen 55

At the start of May, Oskars invited us to visit his new hut in Kakheti. After a few stops at McDonald's, Sighanghi, and Bodbe monastery we finally reached Vazisubani, where we were greeted with traditional Georgian supra and a lot of chacha. Now,…

International Scout Centre Rustavi

Published: 31 May, 2022 seen 80

The industrial town of Rustavi, approximately 25 km southeast of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, offers a modern international scouting center. The youth center offers space for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The facility is available for…

Dashbashi Canyon & Waterfall with 240 meter long Glass Bridge

Published: 17 May, 2022 seen 597

If there is a reason to visit Dashbasi canyons near the Tsalka in Georgia - the canyons themselves, cascading waterfall and the glass bridge hanging over the gorge should raise some interest. Dashbashi Canyon Natural Monument is part of Khrami (…

Tsalka lake & Dashbashi canyon with waterfalls

Published: 13 May, 2022 seen 215

Tsalka lake & Dashbashi canyon with waterfalls in beautiful Georgia - or another awesome weekend has been recorded and put in our tapes - hyper lapses over the lake, adrenaline rush flying drone over the 240-meter long glass bridge. A-frame…

Batumi Loves You

Published: 29 April, 2022 seen 69

R is For Restaurant - or here is what we got after spending 4 days in Batumi - dealing with a ton of real estate developers, cheesecakes and chocolate fondants, blue skies, and swimming pools. Hyper lapses and long-range drone flights. Filmed with a…

Batumi Central Park / 6th May park

Published: 27 April, 2022 seen 52

Batumi Central park is really cool and relaxing attraction with a huge lake in the middle located in front of the Hilton Hotel. It's said that the park/garden is more than 130 years old and was constructed together with Batumi boulevard back in 1881…

Best Western Premier Batumi Hotel

Published: 26 April, 2022 seen 46

Best Western Premier Batumi hotel is one of our best finds in Batumi, the price corresponds to the service. Budget-friendly 4-star hotel with a swimming pool. I booked this hotel directly by calling to the reception instead booking online and got a…

Easter 2022

Published: 22 April, 2022 seen 42

Good times in Georgia or another awesome Easter weekend have been recorded in our tapes. From the windy mountains near Mtskheta, hiking trip near Turtle lake, egg fights in Tbilisi, meeting fellow Latvians at Vake park, and dining near the Bazaleti…

Goldigen Room Artisan Pizza In Kuldiga

Published: 31 March, 2022 seen 61

Welcome to another Kuldīga Restaurant review - today I will write about a lovely pizza place located just in heart of Kuldīga town - Goldingen Room Artisan Pizza. The family restaurant Goldingen room, located in the heart of the old town of Kuldiga…

Installing laminate flooring, painting walls

Published: 29 March, 2022 seen 221

During the weekend I did a lot at our Vilgāle apartment, fixed some electric plugs, painted walls, and installed the floor, but first things first - it was agreed to save huge on the floor by choosing laminate instead of parquet. We paid less than…

Polishing, Painting and some cable works

Published: 25 March, 2022 seen 68

I spent another day at our Vilgāle apt, today's plan was to polish the ceiling and wall (I yesterday plastered) and add the base layer of paint for the living room and hallway. In the morning we went to Majai un darzam store in Kuldīga, where I…

Wall Plastering, Ceiling Paint, Some Electricity works

Published: 23 March, 2022 seen 102

It has been a while since the latest update from the Vilgale apartment, in fact, it has been 3 months since I last visited it. Now, having a Spring break from QSI school in Tbilisi, we decided to visit Latvia for some 2 weeks and do some things -…

Svan Tower in Tbilisi (Turtle Lake)

Published: 22 March, 2022 seen 89

Svan Tower near Turtle lake is a well seen, but less visited tourist attraction in Tbilisi. Best reached while hiking near Turtle lake. Hiking Trails in Tbilisi - Turtle Lake (Kus Tba) - Tskneti Hiking trails near Turtle lake, Tbilisi in Winter We…

Buying a car in Riga

Published: 21 March, 2022 seen 90

A few years ago I wrote an article on how to buy a used car in Georgia, now it is time to write about our experience buying a used car in Riga Latvia. For the past couple of years, we were using mostly car rentals and enjoyed it a lot - I mean no…

Gudaleti Monastery Complex

Published: 15 March, 2022 seen 38

Gudaleti monastery complex is located in the village of Gudaleti on an elevated spot, on the edge of a high gorge on the river Gudaleura. The church is located about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Tbilisi. The complex includes the Church of the…

Bristol Hotel and Spa Bakuriani

Published: 8 March, 2022 seen 42

Bristol Hotel and Spa Bakuriani is offering accommodations in Bakuriani. The property provides ski-to-door access and ski storage space, as well as a restaurant and a bar. The hotel features an indoor pool, sauna, karaoke and a 24-hour front desk.…

Spice and Herbal Garden No7 near Bentota, Sri Lanka

Published: 7 March, 2022 seen 74

Spice and Herbal garden No7 is located next to the Galle - Hambantota - Wellawaya Hwy near Bentota in Sri Lanka. We visited this place during a day trip from our hotel (Taj Resort & Spa) to Madu Ganga river when returning back to our hotel. We…

Hiking trip near Turtle Lake

Published: 4 March, 2022 seen 59

Hiking trip near Turtle lake in Tbilisi, dining with Rapunzel and other fictional Disney characters near the Svan Tower, meeting real South African and Georgian friends near Bazaleti, tracing numbers and bitcoins back in Tbilisi. enjoy and thumbs up!