Blog Archive: June 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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June 2023 Dividend Income Report

Welcome to the sixty (#60) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks in June 2023.  Last month we spent both in Georgia and Latvia. In mid-June, the preschool for our daughter finished at QSI Tbilisi, and just shortly we left for Latvia, where we are building a frame house from scratch. The last days of June were quite fruitful and I did most of the framing for our holiday house in Latvia.  From the …

Investments |

Savanna Guest House in Dedoplis Tskaro

Savanna Guest House is located on Mosulishvili Street 51 in the town of Dedoplis Tskaro. We booked this guest house for a one-night stay at the start of June 2023, paying about gel 150 for a separate house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a shower, a living room, and a lovely outdoor space. We keep returning to Dedoplis Tskaro because of the Eagle Canyon and this time we decided to extend our stay in the area by booking a guest house. and Savanna…

Hotel reviews |

2023 Investment Update: Daily USD 50 into ETH with Leverage on Deribit

I remember the excitement I had a few years ago when I bought my first ETH coin investing 50 EUR and buying about 0.2 ETH. What a thrill, what an adrenaline. Back then I was investing about EUR 50/mo in ETH, BTC, and LTC. My investment was worth about EUR 150/mo. In just a couple of months, I more than doubled my total investment and it seemed the way to go, slow and steady, buy and hold, dollar cost averaging. Fast forward to 2023, I have…

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Discovering Jaffa: A Memorable Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Jaffa is an ancient port city near Tel Aviv in Israel. Jaffa is known for its association with the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus, and later for its oranges. Today, Jaffa is one of Israel's mixed cities, with approximately 37% of the city being Arab.  We had a chance to visit Jaffa and meet with our Latvian friend there at the start of 2023 during our latest trip…

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Newest additions to Stock Portfolio: 1 MO at $44.22, 1 BTI at $32.75 and 30 TLRY at $1.64

On June 15, 2023, I bought 1 share of British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI) paying $32.75, 1 share of Altria Group (NYSE:MO) stock, paying $44.22, and 30 shares of Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) paying $1.64 per share for our Dividend Stock Portfolio We are now holding 1 share of BTI, 1 share of MO, and 130 shares of TLRY in our stock portfolio Using dollar-cost averaging our average cost per share: BTI: $32.75 MO: $44.22 TLRY: $3.87 Both MO and BTI…

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Rafting & Birthday

June marked a special occasion for the Caucasus Translations team as we embarked on an unforgettable adventure to celebrate Sandra's birthday. The chosen setting? The exhilarating waters of the Aragvi River, offering a unique and exciting rafting experience. Join us as we share the highlights of this action-packed day filled with mcvadi feasts, team building, and an abundance of positive vibes!The Aragvi River, with its twists and turns through…

Living in Georgia |

May 2023 Stock & Crypto Portfolio Update

At the end of May 2023, I was managing 3 small investment portfolios. The total value of all portfolios combined was USD 8,039 / EUR 7,530. Last month our portfolios grow by quite an impressive USD 1,004 One of my short-term goals is to grow portfolios to $10,000. To get there it is planned to deposit additional capital, plus selling options premium. $2,000 to go before reaching our short-term goal. Portfolio #1 Stellar month for our main…

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Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Restaurant on Chavchavadze

Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Restaurant on Chavchavadze Street (Vake district) is one of my favorite lunch places in the city - we keep heading to this place for dinner, as our company office is located just around the corner. Also, the business quick & healthy lunch here is among the lowest priced in the city - you can get healthy and delicious food just for GEL 25 (prices as of 2023).  Guests can choose from soups, salads, and starters + get…

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The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Israel

The Carmel Market (also, the Shuk Hacarmel) is the largest market, or shuk, in Tel Aviv, Israel. It’s a vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices and fruit to electronics. Visiting the Carmel Market is a fascinating thing to do in Tel Aviv. The hustle and bustle, vibrant noises, and its reputation as the largest shuk in Tel Aviv all combine to make the Carmel Market a favorite. I first visited this market at…

Shopping Venues |

Investing in Disney stock: Purchased 1 Share at $94.38

On June 14, 2023, I bought 1 share of Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock, paying $94.38 per share for our Partnership Fund. We are now holding 1 share of DIS in our Partnership Fund portfolio Using dollar-cost averaging our average cost per DIS share is $94.38  To finance this purchase I was using Disney stock itself, or more precisely I sold 1 bull put credit spread with strike on it, and from the premium received bought this share. See: Sold 1 Bull…

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Eagle Canyon and Dedoplis Tskaro (2023)

In early June 2023, my family and I embarked on another unforgettable road trip, this time venturing into the scenic wonders near Dedoplis Tskaro.Our first stop on this thrilling journey was the captivating Eagle Canyon, a true haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. The canyon, tucked away in the heart of Georgia, offered a breathtaking spectacle of nature's beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and echoing with the melodies of diverse bird species,…

Living in Georgia |

How to Install Drupal 10 with Nginx, PHP-FPM 8.1, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 23.04 - Linode Guide

In this article, you will learn how to set up a webserver for serving Drupal websites running with Nginx, PHP-FPM 8.1, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 23.04 For the following tutorial, I used very much the information from my previous guide with 22.04, but I decided to rewrite it for Ubuntu 23.04 version as it is shipped with php8.1 version and will work with Drupal 10 (most probably with previous versions too) If you need any assistance…

Servers |

Discovering Sri Lanka: A Journey near Indian Ocean from Colombo to Galle

At the start of 2022, we traveled to Sri Lanka for about a two-week-long life-changing journey. In this article, I'm sharing my travel notes with listing places of interest we visited. Also, make sure to watch our short video from this trip: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Bentota and Galle The Tbilisi-Doha flight was good, with plenty of legroom. The plane seemed a bit outdated, a Boeing A230. But for a less than 3-hour flight, it was very decent. The…

Travel guides |

Mayer House Hotel in Tel Aviv

Mayer House Hotel in Tel Aviv is located on  Dizengoff Street 98. It featured an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, a restaurant, and a bar. We booked this hotel for a 2-night stay at the start of 2023, before returning back to Tbilisi. We paid about USD 430 for a 2-night stay here. Thsi small hotel has an excellent location, from here we were able to explore the neighbourhood, visit the Tel Aviv beach and more. The property is close to…

Hotel reviews |

Week #26 Crypto Hedge Fund Update (-4.72%)

Greetings from Tbilisi, Georgia. Last weekend we spend in outdoors enjoying rafting and mcvadi in Pasanauri. More on that in video  section On Friday, June 9, 2023, 1 ETH traded at $1,836 while the total value of our Ethereum / EUR / USDC / BTC portfolio was worth $1,953.46, and is just slightly under 20% from our $10,000 goal. Week over week the total value of portfolio decreased by $96.73/ The value decreased because ETH pride dropped from 1…

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