Marshrutkas – Public Transport in the ex-Soviet Union

If you've read any of my posts on Central Asia or other ex-Soviet Union countries such as Georgia, you may have heard me talk about the 'Marshrutka'. Today you learn what it's like to travel in these.... vehicles of doom?

Sunday Spotlight – Batumi, Georgia

Yes, another Sunday, another ‘Spotlight’, and today we’re heading to Georgia and its second (or maybe third) city of Batumi. It sits on the eastern edge of the Black Sea, and has a population of 155,000 or so (so not particularly big). However, it is pretty much Georgia’s second city, and it is by far …

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Georgia Through My Lens – Part Two

Continuing from last week's look at my Georgian pictures, I present a selection from November and December of 2011. The weather changed quickly in November, with rain, freezing temperatures and snow seemingly coming from nowhere. I made a few trips into Batumi from the village I was living in, Jikhanjuri, including for a wedding where …

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Re-Blog Saturday – Teaching and Learning in Georgia

Today's reblog sees me enter my final days in Georgia. Hope you enjoy! Today is December the 19th. I sit in my hotel room in Tbilisi typing out another blog entry. Life is strange. Tomorrow I fly out of Georgia, with a couple of hops across China, to find myself once again in my country …

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Re-blog Saturday – Time ticks away in Georgia

Saturday again, more stories from Georgia. This post dates from the 26th of November, 2011.  Hello everyone Things continue here in Georgia, most days being filled with the English teaching and school matters. The weather here is diabolical - There was a day a couple of weeks ago when the weather in Batumi closed over …

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