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Saturday, 25 Jul 2009 | Views [1333]

April 20: From buzzkill Poti to port-side Batumi With tearful goodbyes from Tako and her mother and grandparents, I set off from Kutaisi for Poti. There’s admittedly not much going on in Poti, but I had read about the nearby Kolkheti ... Read more >

This ain't yer average Easter, folks

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | Views [3146]

April 17: Family Matters I spent the 3-hr marschutka ride from Gori to Kutaisi texting a mystery woman whose family I would stay with but whose name I didn't even know. Drawing the old name-blank inevitably happens when you meet so many new people every ... Read more >

Unable to escape the shadows of Gori's past

Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [1186] | Comments [1]

April 15: Tbilisi As soon as I got back to the homestay in Tbilisi and pried myself away from the puppy , I made a beeline for the shower. There is something particularly glorious about having a hot shower after several days in a snow-covered ... Read more >

The Great White North (of Georgia)

Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [840]

April 13 I don't know why, but Georgians have a way of building churches in the most ridiculously gorgeous settings. After recharging my batteries from the all-night Orthodox Palm Sunday service, I hiked up to one of the country's most famous ... Read more >

(Un)Orthodox all-nighter

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [2331]

April 11: Tbilisi to Kazbegi Though the mountains were stunningly beautiful and what I had come to northern Georgia to see, my heart and core temperature sank as the snow levels rose with each hour spent careening around the hairpin turns ... Read more >

Racking up the religious sites (and still in a headscarf)

Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [1025]

April 10: Davit Gareja I took a myriad of public transit options to get from Tbilisi to the village of Sagarejo, where I was joined by my first Ministry of Education contact – four, in fact, who didn't seem too bummed about taking the day off ... Read more >

Adding a dash of political spice

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [772]

April 9 I awoke to news that my first planned side-trip to an ancient monastery outside of Tbilisi was cancelled due to roadblocks throughout the capital. The anti-government protests were in full swing, but people were reportedly remaining quite ... Read more >

On and off the map

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [3241] | Comments [1]

April 8: Tbilisi After disembarking from the train and setting off in the streets of Tbilisi in search of a cheap hostel, I quickly remembered something rather important about Georgia: it has its own alphabet. When you can't read the street ... Read more >

The Big V

Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [636]

April 7-8: Train from Baku to Tbilisi While waiting for my platzkart-mates to succumb to their vodka-induced stupor for the night, I perused my Lonely Planet Georgia print-outs for some background information on the next country on my route. ... Read more >

Gallery: Georgia - West

Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Includes: Gori, Kutaisi (& Orthodox Easter traditions), Poti, Batumi
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Gallery: Georgia - Mountains

Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Includes: marschutka from Tbilisi to Kazbegi on the Georgian Military Highway, all-night Orthodox Palm Sunday service, Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
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Gallery: Georgia - Tbilisi & Area

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Includes: Tbilisi, Davit Gareja, Sagarejo
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