Blog Archive: August 2015

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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Privatbank Offers Check Redemption in Latvia

When it comes down to bank check redemption it's always a struggle to find a bank (at least in Europe) which offers such service. You may find my discoveries of finding a reliable bank in Republic of Georgia, when at the end I found Bank Republic. In case of Latvia, you have few options, like SEB or Swedbank, but both of them require you to have an active bank account at their branches for at least 6 months before you can start such a simple…

Random thoughts |

Lux Express - One Of The Best Options To Travel Between Riga and Tallinn

At the start of this August I traveled to Estonian capital city Tallinn from Riga (Latvia) to celebrate my birthday and I had a few options to choose on how to actually get there - like, car, coach (bus) or plane (I believe there is a rail connection as well, but I also believe it takes some 12 hours to travel a short ~ 300 km distance) The fact is as I believe it will be even cheaper or about the same to fly between those two Baltic Capital…

Railway / Bus / Ferry |

Another day without a blog post

Doing home remodeling takes it all. I havent prepared any blog post for today.

Random thoughts |

Gretna - Small Town Close To New Orleans, Louisiana

We arrived at Gretna, Louisiana back in Summer 2013, just before the July 4th celebrations, and we actually stayed at this small town close to New Orleans a week or something, just for one plain reason - accommodation here is much cheaper than in New Orleans. We spent our nights here at Gretna, while our days passed in New Orleans. To get to New Orleans we used public transport - bus, we had a bus stop just right next to our motel. All the…

Travel guides |

Walking Around Downtown Atlanta, GA

We enjoyed our stay in Downtown Atlanta for some 3 days (nights) back in Summer 2013. During our short 3 days stay here we visited World of Coca Cola Museum and CNN Center and did a lot of walking around city.  As well I took a few pictures in Downtown Atlanta. Downtown Atlanta, GA Author of this blog captured at Rest in Downtown Atlanta Cyclists in Downtown Atlanta Seems Atlanta is cyclist friendly city and that is a good reason to return…

Travel guides |

Inside CNN Studio Tour at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga

Turns out that Atlanta, GA is home not only for World of Coca Cola museum, but this city also hosts a CNN Center and you can actually book an inside tour here: The Inside CNN Studio Tour is a 50-minute walking tour that descends 8 flights of stairs. Elevator assisted tours are available at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. These tours tend to sell out quickly so reservations are highly recommended. Pricing: Inside CNN Atlanta…

Entertainment |

Blog Monthly Online Income Report - July 2015 - $528.75

Welcome to another, already the 19th online income report. In this post I will cover some info about earnings I have made in month of July solely with my blog ( I like to call this phenomena - a smart passive online income.  In case you are wondering why should someone publish online his/her earnings - the answer is pretty simple - I like transparency and these reports help me to observe my progress or bounces. Hopefully…

Online Income Reports |

Blog Traffic Report - July 2015 - 26,063 Users

Welcome to the 22nd blog traffic and statistics report. Since the very first month of my blogging career I have created a monthly blog statistics reports and starting January 2014 a blog income reports. These numbers helps me stay focused, motivates and hopefully can inspire you as well. Since this is already the 22nd traffic report, for me it feels kinda special - its just 2 more months, and my blog will celebrate it's 2 year anniversary. Read…

Blog statistics |

One Year After Being An Amazon Associate ($7,636.62)

I took me a lot of time to decide either to publish or not to publish post regarding my experience of being Amazon Associate after the first year, but since I like transparency (Read my monthly online income reports) and in fact in past I have done similar reviews, like I covered something about my earnings after my first year of blogging (Read: One Year Blog Anniversary) and my total online earnings in 2014, I decided well - it's OK to publish…

Blogging |

World of Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, GA

It was a damned hot day when we arrived to Atlanta, Georgia. After a few hour rest in our motel we decided to explore what's interesting nearby our location, and turned out that museum "World of Coca Cola" were among the closest tourist attractions. So we started to walk (don't walk when it's + 108 Fahrenheit outside). And here you go - some pictures back from 2013. World of Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium at World of Coca Cola…

Tourism objects |

Thunderstorm in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee

We stayed in Knoxville for some 3 nights, since our motel was located pretty far away from Downtown Knoxville we traveled here by Public Transport (for a surprise they have a one). Since we didn't know much  (except Megabus is heading here) about Knoxville, we opened Wikipedia and learnt that a World's Fair has been held here in 1982. We decided to take a closer look of Downtown Knoxville and here is what we got:  Thunderstorm in Down town…

Travel guides |

Quaker Steak & Lube in Knoxville, Tennessee

Seems this place is closed for now, but back in 2013 we found it our second favorite place in US (after Chikie's & Pete's in Bordentown). Quaker Steak & Lube was located closely to our motel and when we went here, we were just impressed. Quaker Steak and Lube in Knoxville Live performance at Quaker Steak and Lube in Knoxville Bike Night 2013 Tables at Quaker Steak & Lube in Knoxville Author of this blog eating pork ribs The…

Restaurant reviews |

Washington D.C. (Super Moon & Spending Night With Homeless People)

What seemed to be one of the most interesting travel experiences turned out to be the worst travel experience and that happened in Washington D.C. back in summer of 2013 (I can actually recall it was June 22). While back in Georgia we had negotiated an accommodation in Washington D.C. using coach surfing - our host didn't showed up and since it was late night we stayed on street. We have never tried coach surfing again. Well, I agree we could…

Travel guides |

Streets of Philadelphia

From my travel notes to the United States back in 2013. Just as from the World famous Bruce Springsteen song, we too experienced this lovely phenomena  called - streets of Philadelphia. Update: I wish I was a better photographer back then, as all of the photos from that trip were taken using my old Sony DSC camera, and ... let's say they didn't pop out. Some three years latter, by writing an article on Geghard monastery in Armenia, I remembered…

Travel guides |

Manhattan - Island of Many Hills

Today by overlooking some old photos (taken in Summer 2013) I found some epic pictures back from my travels to United States, so I decided to add some photos I have taken there on my blog - and today I will add Manhattan.  It was interesting for me to learn that "Manhattan" can be translated as "Island of many hills" from the Lenape (Unami) language. I didn't noticed many hills there, but a lot of skyscrapers instead. Street musician in…

Tourism objects |