- Welcome to საქართველო[float=left] [/float] Can anyone guess from the title where I am at the moment? საქართველო, Sakartvelo, Posted by CamillaS in By the Caspian Sea | Aug 2, 2013
- Cultural ShockI’ll admit I’m kind of arrogant about this whole travelling business. But it’s hard not to get that smug feeling about yourself and your travels when you’re away for a significant period of time, travel over land and go off Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Jul 18, 2013
- (S)wine CountryThe piggies met a nice American girl, Billie Jean (ha), who is living and working in Tbilisi to study women's and gender studies. Here's a link to her fundraising page if you want to read more (not trying to pressure Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Jul 23, 2013
- Impressions of Tbilisi IISo the pigs accidentally spent over 2 weeks in Tbilisi....but there were so many cool people!
This is a Georgian guy who gave them a tour their first full day. They climbed to the highest peak in the city which was Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Jul 19, 2013
- Blast from the Past: Piggie style in UshguliThe Piggies met a nice American father-daughter duo from PA and they decided to split a van with them and James to Ushguli. It's only about 40km but it takes 3 hours because of all the mountains. The duo was Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Jul 18, 2013
- Disconnected Piggies Who knew life could exist without internet?
The piggies left Tbilisi on Tuesday, June 9th on an overnight train to Zugdidi. They arrived at 6am and then caught a "marshrutka" to Mestia (bus taxi). We spent a few hours racing Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Jul 14, 2013
- Some impressions of TbilisiPigs haven't been very good at taking photos. Maybe they just feel weird taking selflies in the street while Georgian beggars are staring at them. Or having locals wonder why they are posing in front of buildings. Here are some Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Jul 8, 2013
- The National Sport is Cow DodgingMy impressions of Georgia may cause quite a stir. There is a State in the USA called Georgia. They will almost certainly think that my comments are about their world and will be unimpressed - little realizing that another Georgia Posted by Wheelspin in A Merry Go Around | Jun 24, 2013
- The Final WeekOn Tuesday, the time was nearing for my departure from the village and so I began planning and pre-packing my things. I pulled all the clothes from the drawers of my dresser and stacked them on the bed in neat Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Dec 21, 2012
- The PurchaseKitchens in Georgia, typically, are completely separate buildings from the houses that also often contain the dining rooms. In our house, there is a room that mimics a small Western kitchen but with limited counter space, few cupboards and devoid Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Dec 6, 2012
- Georgian Tidbits Vol.3I sat down at the table with Bebia this evening and saw a wad of money on table. I proceeded to teach the arthritic woman how to 'make it rain' until Tchabuki walked in to see his mother throwing his Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Dec 4, 2012
- The Dearly DepartedI suppose it was only a matter of time before I crashed a Georgian funeral from the way things had been going for me; although, it wasn't technically a funeral at all.
My host-mother had been mourning the loss of Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Dec 1, 2012
- The RunIt was one of those stretches of days in the village that I began feeling claustrophobic and a little homesick without much to keep my mind or body active. I'd just finished reading my seventh book in less than two Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 24, 2012
- Georgian Tidbits Vol. 2Remember, these tidbits aren't meant to be full of hopes and dreams, lollipops and rainbows, puppies and sunshine. They are a collection of noticeable cultural differences I've encountered and share from my perspective that we may find odd, ridiculous or Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 20, 2012
- The Wedding Crasher"Cor, kortsili, k'vira You go." Wedding, Sunday.
"Can I stay home?" Worried about having to work the next day.
"No. You go. Kai bitchi." G'boy.
My host-sister and host-mother have already walked into my room unannounced and are now going through my d Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 13, 2012
- The BROjormi Excursion Pt. 3We got up early, not unlike we had done the previous morning. Derek took less than fifteen seconds before finding something that gravely upset him. We packed a day bag, volunteering Derek to carry it then set off for the Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 13, 2012
- The BROjormi Excursion Pt. 2Kutaisi made for a nice getaway providing us with little slices of home, but we were leaving such comforts (and hopefully the rain) behind early Thursday morning, aided by the persistence of goofy Chris to get up; first with an Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 13, 2012
- The BROjormi Excursion Pt. 1Only after recovering from the ridiculousness of Akhuti was I comfortable with the idea of venturing out again; I was most excited for a decent hot shower. To begin planning the details of our next excursion, a web of phone Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 13, 2012
- The Akhuti Adventure FourA firm open-handed crack across my face had taken me away from my lovely wife, my cuddly dog, the comforts of familiar Canadian soil and dropped me pitifully drunk within the walls of a eerie fortress in a remote Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 8, 2012
- The Akhuti Adventure ThreeWe followed the creek upstream, recognizing it was also part of the road upon which we were walking until we saw it had properly diverged from being a road-creek combination. We kept to it, up and around to the right Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 8, 2012
- The Akhuti Adventure TwoI woke up, sore, on a pile of Chris' dirty laundry to the sound of his voice. At least this time he has recognized who I am. It's morning, I gather, and I can't quite understand yet what he's saying, Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 8, 2012
- The Akhuti AdventureDuring my time here in Georgia, my Candadiana - or anything Western about me - was being stripped from me piece by piece and replaced with the Georgian equivalent. If no Georgian counterpart existed for a particular loss of my Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 8, 2012
- Georgian TidbitsIn my village, I am without any sort of regular access to internet. At most, I am able to find access once per week and so, I don't have the benefit of updating those clever one-liners that we call status Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Nov 8, 2012
- The School SpiritI've mentioned before that the school was in shambles. Even with its recent refurbishment the school's interior looked like an old dirty barn with new paint, applied by a couple of its second grade dropouts. In the biblioteka, the library, Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Oct 16, 2012
- The Force-feedingCoro!
I stand up from the table which is littered with handouts, books, a useless fantasy hockey magazine and the infancy of my first English class preparation; scribbles and subsequent scratches on a hundred pieces of loose paper, Posted by CRBackman in Georgia On My Mind | Oct 16, 2012