Category Archives: Awesome

The Hanmer Guest House

Let me take a post to shamelessly plug the Hanmer Guest House. It was certainly the highlight of our trip and made everything we endured worthwhile. The house is owned and operated by Tony Hanmer and his wife, Lali. They … Continue reading

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Lunch in Zugdidi

There are two main routes to Mestia/Upper Svaneti. One goes through Lower Svaneti – if you were coming from Tbilisi, you’d hang a right at Kutaisi and head straight north, through Lentekhi. This was our initial plan because it looks … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

“Au, ra kaiaaaaaaa,” I said, marveling at the delivery room’s beautiful interior. For some reason, my image of these places has been mostly defined by that one video we saw in health education, and Hollywood. I expected ugly hospital beds, … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean Election

Friends, Georgians, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Misha, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Misha. The noble … Continue reading

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Married!

Did you know that getting a marriage certificate is actually free in Georgia? Now you know. As it turns out, there are various different services available, at various locations, at various costs – you can have a ceremony on Mtatsminda, … Continue reading

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The Wind Cries Mari

Something they don’t tell you about Tbilisi is how windy it is. In the winter, the wind blows the cold air right through the poorly-insulated windows. When I lived in Gldani I could hear my windows rattling in the wind … Continue reading

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TEDx in Georgia

I have a confession to make. I’ve been keeping this TED thing under my hat for months now. As Raughley details over at the TLG Blog, I’m scheduled to give a talk at TEDxTbilisi this Saturday. The topic of my … Continue reading

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