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I found out that the hostel will be completely full tonight. The Peace Corps had a conference in another town but nearly all of them need to reconnect via public transportation to their rural towns via Tibilisi so they are spending the night in various hostels around town. So my room to myself last night will now have 4 girls tonight.
I just had a lazy morning and hung around the hostel and went out for a walk. I was planning to go to the Georgian ...
... I told Laura. "Living the Soviet dream!" she said and smiled.
She liked Russian cars, too.
And I felt relieved that I'd come to Armenia.
The Modern Oddyseus.
Thanks to Soso; Zura & George; Valiko; Valera & Roban; Suren; Arman; Mahel; Ondranik & Harut; and Samvel for rides!
Much thanks to Karlen, Lev, & Mushroom Pub; Shtepan; and Laura, Khashayar, & Esfandyar for places to stay!
... voices down the hall. It was the hotel ladies and they tried to help but it didn't work in English or Russian. I came to the lobby and started this blog and then finally I heard some people speaking English - 2 couples and another man.
So that's it for today. What seemed like a low-key day in the middle of the afternoon has turned into a high activity day and now I am ready to get off the internet and plug in the computer before the battery goes dead.
... probably will not be fireworks next Saturday and probably no concert as well. Oh, well. I still have to try to see Republic Square at night because Naira told me that there are singing fountains and it is really beautiful.
Tomorrow I get up early - need to set my phone - and pack up for my 8 am departure. I took an extra yogurt and some brown bread for breakfast. It will be nice to get out of the city on a real road trip. I am looking forward to it.
... In fact, I could have gotten directly to Yerevan, but Gyumri looked interesting, so I decided to stay for the night.
I loved hitchhiking, the feeling it gives when you're waiting for a ride, simply great. Outside of Mtskheta, I immediately got lucky, catching a ride halfway across Georgia, to Akhaltsikhe. From there however, there was less and less traffic the closer I got to the Armenian border. Eventually I ended up walking the last part. That is, ...