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Santeri composed some new music and made videos

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The first of Santeri's six new musical pieces was published in our Batumi street dog video . The rest are listed below. It has been sixteen years since Santeri composed last time. We were living in Buenos Aires at the time. You can find those old songs in midi and mp3 format including musical scores from Downloads directory on our new Nomad & Travel Books website. The same website is also home for our new, mobile-friendly Travel Photo Albums with a cool new photo and album search functionality.

Päivi got her 3rd PhD on Qualitative Statistics

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Statistics has always been Päivi's Achilles' heel. She has been struggling even with the most basic formulas and calculations mixing up averages, medians, and probabilities. To tackle her weakness, Päivi decided to get her 3rd PhD degree on statistics. Her first PhD was on Finnishness (Tampere University, Finland) and the second on Global Nomads (Tilburg University, Netherlands) . The newest thesis is on Qualitative Statistics, which is a new, emerging research area thanks to the booming Artificial Intelligence research.

A day on the beach with our street dog friends

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A video of friendly street dogs playing with us on the beach in Batumi, Georgia.

Tax free shopping and how to get a tax refund in Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi airports in Georgia

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Georgian Revenue service is providing information on tax free shopping and the VAT refund on their website , but unfortunately in Georgian only. As the process is quite different than in other countries, we decided to share our experiences about it.

16th Wedding Anniversary

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Photos of Päivi & Santeri's 16th wedding anniversary in Batumi, Georgia on their never-ending honeymoon trip.

Help Georgia by Donating 5$ for Sugar Aid Relief Fund

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There is currently an economic turmoil in Georgia. While the local currency Lari (GEL) is nose-diving , food prices are skyrocketing and people are having hard time to buy even the most essential, basic food ingredients such as sugar , pasta, and cooking oil.

Invest in Real Estate, Buy or Rent a Flat in Batumi, Georgia

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We have been living 3 years in Georgia, first in Tbilisi and after that in Batumi on the Black Sea coast. Georgia has one of the best immigration policies in the world allowing stays up to 12 months without visa-runs . However, finding an apartment is not that easy.

Finn-Savotta Challenge: The Conclusion

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We have been travelling more than five years with our new Finn-Savotta backpacks, Savotta LJK12 and Savotta 906, in dozens of countries all over the world . The backpacks are still in one piece and in usable condition. There are some scratches and bumps in the aluminium structure and the fabric has worn out a bit here and there but nothing major. On the other hand, there were some minor usability challenges.

San Marino and Malta, Visiting Microstates

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We were missing three microstates in Europe on our travel bucketlist and decided to fix the situation by visiting two of them: San Marino and Malta.