Georgia. No, the Country.

After crossing from Turkey into Georgia my first city was going to be Batumi. I was told that this city was the Las Vegas of the Black Sea so my expectations where high. It also happened to be the 4th of July so I was ready to celebrate America with some good ol fashion casinos, fireworks(that I purchased in Turkey), and some Budweiser. Words can’t express how let down I was. After getting checked into my hostel and showering I was ready to hit the town. The problem was, it seemed like I was the only one. They had really nice casinos but they were empty, They have ¬†extremely nice clubs on the beach but they were also empty. To top it off, I couldn’t find Budweiser anywhere! From what I was told, Batumi doesn’t turn into “Las Vegas” until August. Chances are I’ll never be back to find out.

Thank goodness Georgia got a heck of a lot better after I left Batumi. The southern route through the country is just beautiful. But the thing I will never forget about this country is a little kids.They would see me coming from a mile away, run into the road and start waving all the way until I passed them. And this was not like a, hey how you doing wave, this was full arm stretched as high as they could in the air, frantically swinging back and forth kind of wave. It put a smile on my face every time.
I had the pleasure of staying at Eric and Judys guest house in Tbilisi while I waited for my Azerbaijan visa. This was great cause they knew a lot of the good local eateries and things to do. I also met Nanuka, a local who is an outdoor enthusiast. She showed me some great parts of Tbilisi And even took off work one day To show me some great places in the mountains!

 

 

 

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