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Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District July 23rd 2011

June 2011: To Georgia: six hours …on a marshrutka (shuttle) ! At B&B in Yerevan: Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head… found my way downstairs and drank a cup, looking up I noticed I was late… skipped breakfast, walked out, saw a taxi, arrived at marshrutka (minibus) station, guy runs up yelling “Tbilisi?” - grabs my backpack and we’re off to Georgia. ET: 17:00, ahhhh. Nevertheless, the driver’s urgency faded as we stopped in the first town at a grocery store then waited five extra minutes for the barely walking old guy to return from the can. Then, ditto the second town, old guy and all, then 20 minutes later a lunch stop… I complained, asking how many stops on this 6-hour trip? We also needed about 45 minutes at ... read more

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District July 12th 2011

OK wow what a weekend! so this weekend we went khevsureti, a region in northern georgia near the chechen border. since this isnt the official blog i can write that we went to the border here or else teh school would flip out. i didnt feel the least bit scared and it was not dangerous or anything. I am not gonna write about the history of the khevsureti because u can read it here on wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khevsureti of course the journey was just as fun as the destination. it was a 2 day trip and they told us to pack warmly and be ready to hike a lot. so we get to the meeting place at 7am like tehy told us. so we are sitting in the bus waiting for everyone to come cuz obviously ... read more

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi June 30th 2011

ok so its been a while. honestly work hasn't been that stressful, in fact i wouldn't mind some more assignments. so i am not even gonna talk about work. so last saturday we finally were able to go to kazbegi, a village on the georgian military highway. this road was built in the 1800s and honestly i dont think it has been updated/fixed since. the roads are pretty crappy but not as bad as i expected. so this road was built to connect tbilisi to vladikavkaz in russia. nowadays, obviously u cant go to russia and borders are crossed and kazbegi is the last major town/village. kazbegi is famous for 2 things: 1. mount kazbek, the 3rd highest mountain in Georgia 2. the Holy Trinity Church and monastery on top of another mountain. for anyone who ... read more

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi June 20th 2011

ok so much to write about, i don't even know where to begin. i dunno if i should write about some observations i have made recently or what i have been doing. i will try to attempt both. i am just gonna go in order of events that have taken place in teh last couple of weeks. so last week we went and saw georgian dancing. wow is all i can say. holy crap. i dont know how it is physically possible to jump up in the air and land on your toes! or land on your knees and 'bounce' back up. it was amazing to watch. it really nice too cuz we were there with our entire host family and it was a nice "family" outing. the show was supposed to start at 8 but ... read more

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi June 5th 2011

ok, sorry i havent written in a while, been busy with internship work. this weekend was a lot of fun. on saturday we went to the hold narihala fortress and the sulphur baths. first i will talk about the fortress.i have no idea how old it, but it is old and has been built, destroyed and rebuilt a million times and has passed through the hands of georgians, persians, and russians at some point in the last 10 centuries. it was quite a trek up to the fortress. tbilisi reminds me a lot of sf because of the hills. it doesnt help that it felt like a billion degrees outside and it was humid and i was carrying a back pack up the huge hill. but it was worth it for the view. the fortress is ... read more

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Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi May 25th 2011

FYI-this is the unoffical blog meant for family and friends, it reflects ONLY my views and of nobody else i am alive and well in tbilisi gerogia. after 27 hours in transit i finally landed on sunday at 4am in tbilisi. i couldnt see much from the airplane but i was still really excited and nervous. i don't speak georgian and while many georgians speak russian i was and still am a bit nervous to use it because of all the conflict/dislike between the two countries. I was greeted by host mom, her daughter and my classmate who is interning with me in georgia. as the sun began to rise on the drive home i saw my first glimpses of tbilisi. it is really beautiful. there are lush green hills surrounding the city with beautiful old ... read more

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District May 22nd 2011

Moving on from Central Turkey we took the long, and very trodden road towards Goreme. Famous for its Mars like terrain with cave dwellings, rolling chalk and basalt hills and very very phallic like fairy chimneys. The town is well known on the tourist circuit for its hot air balloon rides over the amazing land and yep that's what we did! Getting up at 5am to catch the sunrise was worth every penny and we both got to fulfill dreams and tackle fears as we rose up in the air. It was breath taking, the silence and serenity as you drift 1800m above ground to then be taken on a tour of the valleys below, amazing, best thing so far! Oh, we also hired quad bikes and put our petrol head hats on which came in ... read more
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Down town Mestia
Deserted Tbilisi

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi March 13th 2011

Quick Note: When traveling half way across the world don't end blogs mid sentence. It worries people. Mostly mothers. Since I last wrote we went on a journey through the country side of Georgia, many things happened, some funny, some educational, all memorable. Below I will do my best to summarize the events in an exciting and hopefully entertaining manner. After posting we headed out to play some pool and then hit up a restaurant for some beer. Pool itself wasn't very exciting; I posted a modest 6-0 record representing Canada to the best of billiard abilities. The restaurant is where things got interesting. We asked Koka for a pitcher of beer. He had no idea what we were talking about. After a few moments of conversing Koka understood that we wanted a lot of beer. ... read more
The Crew
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1 Litre Beer

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi March 9th 2011

Hopefully this works. It did. I am now internet cool. Enjoy the pics, far too many for witty comments. March 9th. Spent the day reading up on British Petroleum. Trent was up at 4 am and couldn't find the z's again. Got to the university by 1030 am and spent the morning consulting with Lali and the rest of her staff on how the day would be spent. Ran to Dea's for lunch and managed to get some work done for the university. After lunch we headed over to the... read more
Georgian Technical University
GTU
Beer

Asia » Georgia » Tbilisi District » Tbilisi March 8th 2011

How clean is a whistle? I mean really. Got a hold of a few pics from Yesterday. We awoke this morning to Dali having breakfast ready, again. Bread, cheese, tea, coffee, and hot dogs were on the menu and we all dove in and respectfully filled our bellies. It's hard to describe the day. We started out going to vineyard out in the country. It was an old farm, full of pigs, goats, a few sheep, and even less cows. There were two farm dogs, Basa and Schmeigel. Basa was a beast; she was the daughter of a wolf and a normal dog and it showed. They also had making wine down to a pretty good science and we were allowed to sample far too many different types by 11 in the morning. Having worked on ... read more
Winery




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