Best Eastern Intourist- Batumi
Travel Blogs from Batumi
Gori - Stalin's birth place and Museum, Uplistsikhe Kutaisi - Bagrati Temple, Gelati Batumi - Museum of History and Architecture, Gonio Fortress, Botanical garden, a walk in the seaside park Borjomi - Romanoff's Residence Palace, Borjomi mineral spring water, Borjomi-Kharagauli national reserve, Vardzia
... onion and red peppers in a red pepper stew.
-----"As we ate, we took four shots of vodka. Each time, Avto made a toast. He toasted to: our health; peace in the world; our nations; and this lunch.
-----"And so ... here's to Avto Xalvashi! He'd come over from his neighboring village to put in the Kobaladzes' new bathroom. What a guy! Kamarjoba!
-----"Let's go again to my thrid night in Georgia.
-----"Sitting across the table from ...
... a mountainside at dusk, I befriended a friendly guy named Murat. This forty-five-year-old bachelor had been a seaman for twenty-two years. He spoke English. And he let me camp in his yard.
-----He lived with his eighty-five-year-old mother: Fatma. She wore a shawl and had a good sense of humor and liked to laugh. This strong woman maintained a garden on her mountainside, but it was tough for her to walk the one hundred and two steps down to ...
... co, jak, gdzie, i najwazniejsze, co zrobic, aby byc ugoszczonym. Tyle slyszelismy o goscinnosci, wiec to jest nasz cel...tylko jak to zrobic. Na razie plan jest jeden...Idziesz do gospodarza, pytasz, czy mozna sie rozbic w ogrodku z namiotem (wiem, nie mamy namiotu, ale nikt tego nie wie) - a potem gospodarz mowi, ze zaprasza do siebie na kolacje...we will keep you updated.
A wiec jestesmy w Batumi...mialo byc low budget, mialo byc backpackersko...ale ...
... and Dennis van der Geest and had actually become world champion in the young category twice. Off course, when I tried to find anything about this later, I found nothing, so it is very well possible that the entire thing was wildly exaggerated, but it made for an interesting story nonetheless.
As for Batumi, it is exactly what you would expect of a Black Sea resort town with a little Russian sauce poured over it. It is colorful, has lots of hotels, even ...