Blog Archive: October 2016

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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Mastis Lake in Telšiai, Lithuania

Mastis lake is located in the town of Telšiai, Lithuania. There is a dwelling houses located in the shores of lake Mastis, and seems there is a nice recreational area built closer to the Telsiai city center. View towards lake Mastis Captured from the parking lot of Guesthouse Sinchronas, we stayed here for one night in August, 2016. Recreational area near lake Mastis Probably you can rent some boat here and enjoy a lovely boat ride.

Lakes |

Guesthouse Sinchronas in Telšiai, Lithuania Review

It was on the eve of my birthday (August 2016), and we decided to celebrate it in Vilnius, Lithuania. We took our Honda CRV car, crossed Latvia / Lithuania border through Priekule, made few remarkable stops at places like - St. Michael Archangel Church in Mosėdis, Idol Hill (Alkakalnis) near Salantai, Žemaitė Memorial Museum, Bukantė Manor Homestead and finaly we had a stop at Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge at which, eating our pizza and using…

Hotel reviews |

5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip

For the second time, I felt like a real tourist in Georgia. Let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending the Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the friends of my partner joined us during our journey back home to Tbilisi.  We booked our flight back to…

Living in Georgia |

Telavi Market (Buy Georgian Churchkhelas , Spices or House Wine)

Oh, I love fresh vegetable markets, especially those located in Georgia. One of my favorite markets in Georgia is located in Telavi. I remember once I pulled our vehicle of the road near Gori, and we bough a box with tomatoes, see: Fresh Vegetable Market Near Gori Highway - amazing. In today's article I will provide some info about Telavi market, located in the region of Kakheti. Make sure you check out other shopping venues.or see a full…

Shopping Venues |

Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House in Kvareli, Georgia

Right here comes another interesting Georgian Wine House, with a super cool name - JSP Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, located in the Kakheti, town of Kvareli. I must admit -  I had never heard of tis winery before, on the other hand I don't call myself a wine expert. Thus I can at least tell which is mine favorite Georgian wine - Khvanchkara.  We arrived here from another winery, located just a few kilometers from Kindzmarauli…

Tourism objects |

Theming Drupal 8: How to Hide Site Name

I'm starting a new Drupal series - Drupal Tuesday, from now on - every Tuesday, Drupal related articles will be featured on my blog.(at least I hope so)  It's not that I wouldn't had any previous Drupal tips and tricks, In fact I have more than 100 Drupal related articles already in archive. Just recently I started working with Drupal 8, and since it involves a new learning curve even for me - I decided to refresh my skills and write down…

Drupal Development |

How To Recover Permanently Deleted Files (Canon CR2, JPG and more) on Windows

In this article you will learn that not all is lost (in most cases), and it's still  possible to recover accidently deleted Canon CR2 files (I'm writing about Canon, as I'm writing from my own experience). Here is my case study: I bought a new Asus laptop about a year ago, it did came with a 500GB built in HDD storage, the main purpose for this laptop was to perform some everyday computing and post-processing RAW images in Adobe Lightroom. If…

Digital Photography School |

How To Password Protect Your site with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

I was working on a new customers website, and I was looking for ways to showcase current development stage to the client, meanwhile hiding contents from others. Sounds familiar? In this server series guide I will provide info how to set up basic HTTP authentication with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Most details for this article are taken from Digital Ocean's guide: How To Set Up Basic HTTP Authentication With Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 with few minor…

Servers |

Sighnagi Museum

The Sighnaghi Museum is located in the charming Sighnagi town, region of Kakheti, Georgia. I have paid many, many visits to Sighnaghi, but for the very first time I visited this museum just at the end of 2016. It was cloudy day, instead of beautiful landscapes and street photography we were left with no option, but to visit a museum. Well, few weeks ago I familiarized with famous Georgian painters Niko Pirosmani works and life, I was so…

Museums |

Gergeti Trinity Church

Gergeti Trinity Church is a must have to visit destination in Georgia. The church is located at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi some 160 km North from nations capital Tbilisi. I have visited Gergeti church for some 3 times during my stay in Georgia, and always have hired either Jeep (Lada Niva) or Delica cars to get to the final destination. Let me explain - the road until the Gergeti village is pretty fair, but from the…

Churches and Monasteries |

How To Setup Pretty URL's For Drupal 8

It seems just yesterday I wrapped a simple Drupal tutorial on how to enable pretty URL's for Drupal 7 site. Turns out already three years have passed. Time flies, newer versions of Drupal emerges, but the question remains pretty popular. I could point you to the previous article, but things have changed a little bit in Drupal 8, thus the principles stays the same. Today I will provide a simple tutorial on how some (perhaps you) can enable…

Drupal Development |

Theming Drupal 8: How To Include the Facebook JavaScript SDK

That time have come - and I have started to officially develop my first Drupal 8 site - I won't go into details by comparing Drupal 8 vs Drupal 7 or Drupal 6 (as I think that's a topic for another article). Today I will show how one (perhaps you) can include default Facebook JavaScript SDK library to your Drupal 8 site. I'm working on simple business website, which has a Facebook business page, and we want to include Facebook page plugin into…

Drupal Development |

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

In fact I had to open a Wikipedia to learn the name of this place, as I mistakenly thought this is just some cool viewing platform located high in the Caucasus mountains, built by Soviets. Turns out it's not only built by Soviets, but bears the name of The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete…

Tourism objects |

Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Georgia

Zhinvali, also Jinvali, is an artificial water reservoir located on the river Aragvi in Georgia. The building of the hydroelectric dam formed the Zhinvali Reservoir. The dam has been built in 1986. You have probably noticed this perfect blue surface lake, if traveled to Gudauri or mount Kazbegi (Gergeti church) via Georgian military road. If not, and you are still planing your trip to this area, the chances are you will make a stop at Ananuri …

Lakes |

Tbilisoba (Tbilisi City Festival) 2016

Tbilisoba or Tbilisi City Festival is an annual October festival which celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. If you are planing your first trip to Georgia - consider your trip here during city festival and try local cuisine and that awesome Georgian wine.  Tbilisoba 2016 were held on October 15-16 in the streets of are right - Tbilisi. As usual I took my camera and went for a photo walk, starting Rike …

Events |