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... when he crosses contested borders. Fascinating. Also, before dinner, we saw some young people do some traditional dances in Georgian costume to Georgian music. We could see and hear the influences from both the Caucusas and from Russia. The people here look like Northern Iowa farmers and Georgia is a Christian country ... and very devout, based on what we saw on the streets and reports of strong, regular church attendance.
... and gawkers like us, 20 people and the place was
packed. There are just a few icons in
this church, no frescos that we could see, mind you, it was fairly dim
Outside the view over Kazbegi was great despite the drizzle
but we couldn’t see much of the mountains.
Didn’t see much point in hanging around so we made our way back down:
When we crossed the Jvari pass again the weather was just a
... Georgian national meals. We also visited a couple of museums that were a little below our expectations: for example, the MOMA is actually Zurab Tsereteli's museum only, and it was boring. However, the historical museum is not bad - with its collection of ancient gold and silver jewelry found in Georgia, and a new hall of Soviet occupation period (1921 - 1991).
It's interesting that English is becoming more popular here than Russian: information on the streets, young people do not know Russian at ...
... Sameba Church early the next morning, the location of this church is unreal, we took a marshurtka back to Tbilisi. After ten days in Tbilisi we went to Batumi by bus where we stayed with our couch surfing host Erkan. Batumi is a nice beach town on the Black Sea coast. The Boulevard is a 1.5km walk lined by palm trees, parks, exercise equipment and food stalls passing many beach bars with people jogging and roller blading next to the beach, there are enormous empty buildings ...
... named Rasheed
Rasheed, a 40 something Pediatrician from Iraq, moved into the small room next to us for a night. We invited him to share our dinner. He would just have a bite, he said. We ended up in stimulating conversation with him. Rasheed is married to a 21 year old, his second marriage. He was briefly married to "domineering" Doctor who had a meddling family. He pays her $1100 per month child support and has weekly visits ...