Country under construction

Construction workers in Tbilisi
Construction workers in Tbilisi

Somehow I keep coming back in Georgia: this time I went with my friend for a two-week holiday. We stayed in a beautiful apartment in the old part of Tbilisi, a place I can really recommend anyone visiting the town. Next to that, a long-time wish came true: to see Svaneti, a mountainous region in the north-west and the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus.

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Georgië voor gevorderden

Georgia on Googlemaps
Kaart van de Kaukasus

Lezende in Jelle Brandt Corstius’ zeer vermakelijke boek ‘Rusland voor Gevorderden’ herinnerde ik mij dat ik ooit, toen ik zelf aan het overleven was in Georgië, een Hyves blog had bijgehouden. Die Hyves account bestaat al een poosje niet meer omdat Hyves plus Facebook bijhouden me wat teveel gedoe werd. Maar voor de Georgië fans heb ik het weer even opgezocht. Lees verder “Georgië voor gevorderden”

(Black) Plastic Beach

gergeti trinity church
Gergeti Trinity Church at mountain Kazbegi

About 3 weeks ago an email went around among friends: let’s go to Georgia for one week to have fun and see each other again. A reunion of people from Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland who were living in Georgia in 2007. Great idea, and a great way to spend some last summer days in a bit warmer climate. September is the best month to be in Georgia, because the temperature is perfect then.
My Swiss friend and I arrived both on the evening of the birthday party of our British friend currently living there. A good welcome with a fair amount of vodka to start the holiday with :-). The first 2 days we were hanging around in Tbilisi, looking at the changes in the city and eating and drinking at our old-time favorite places.

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