Category Archives: Georgia

Visa run to Kazbegi

In April of this year (2014) Turkey passed a new law, changing how foreigners get and extend visas.  The extension process is more complicated and more expensive than before, and at the beginning no one seemed to know what they … Continue reading

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Fall colors, the military again, and rain: a return to Borçka

I left Tbilisi on election day.  The build-up had been somewhat exciting with marches assembling almost daily in the streets below Kris and Kristen’s 11th floor apartment.  It was a polarized campaign, and happily the Georgians pulled it off fairly … Continue reading

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Auto-touring eastern Georgia with my parents

On my parents’ first day in Georgia we went to the tourist information office in the National Museum in Tbilisi to pick up some maps.  As we were getting ready to leave, a woman walked across the foyer smiling at … Continue reading

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Friends in Georgia

Georgia.  My first new country since entering Greece last December.  Finally getting somewhere, I guess.  Thankfully that’s not the goal.  Several people — Snežana, Kris and Kristen, fellow cycle tourists — had all warned me that Georgians were the worst … Continue reading

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