Dry Bridge Market

I’ve visited the Dry Bridge flea market a few times since arriving in Tbilisi, but this past Sunday Sean and I went with a mission: art shopping. I’m dying to get my hands on a local painting, and although we haven’t really been looking in earnest quite yet, it’s been almost nine months and I’m […]

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Château Mukhrani Winery

I love wineries. In part, obviously, because I love drinking wine, but also because I find it fascinating to hear about the different vintages directly from the winemakers themselves. I’m no sommelier, but over the years I’ve managed to pick up a teeny bit of wine vocabulary and knowledge. I know I like a dry, […]

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Tbilisi AutoMuseum

I’m not much of a car person. To me, they are tools to get from point A to point B. I don’t by any means hate driving – I do enjoy cruising down the highway belting out Taylor Swift lyrics (badly) at the top of my lungs – but I definitely don’t love it either. […]

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Restaurant Roundup: March 2019

Here we go again! My favorite restaurants I’ve tried the past few months. Enjoy! Top Five Restaurants: SushiRoom: It’s no secret at this point that I’m obsessed with Asian food in general, sushi in particular. While I still would argue that the best sushi you can find in Tbilisi is at Umami at the Radisson, […]

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Stalin’s Underground Printing Press

In the early 1900s, the ironclad Russian Empire was beginning to crack. Tsar Nicholas II was in power and was an unpopular and ineffective ruler, who was eventually overthrown during the Russian Revolution in 1917. Meanwhile, the Industrial Revolution began to show significant influence in Russia, but the country remained rural and poor, and those […]

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Narikala Fortress

We’ve reached the time of year where the weather and I really don’t get along. One day it will be freezing cold and dreary, the next it will be balmy, sunny, and a teaser for spring. I’m at the point where I’ve had it with winter and I’m eager for spring to show up and […]

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Donating Blood in a Foreign Country

I’m a blood donor. I have been since I turned 18 and was legally allowed to donate in the state of Wisconsin. I went as often as I could. It was something my mom taught me wasn’t scary, took hardly any time, and was a small way I could contribute to society. On a personal, […]

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Gudauri Ski Weekend

I’ve said it before a few times on this blog, I’m not a very strong skier. I learned late, I’m uncoordinated, and I simply don’t get enough time on the slopes to ever get comfortable. My last skiing experience was Shymbulak in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and I absolutely hated every minute of it. I spent more […]

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Tbilisi’s Sulfur Baths

The longer I’ve lived in Tbilisi, the more I’ve come to realize this is a city full of surprises. For instance, did you know an area of downtown is actually geothermal? I do now. There are actually several sulfur bathhouses clustered together in the Abanotubani neighborhood in Old Tbilisi that make for an excellent way […]

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Let’s Talk Grocery Shopping

Today marked only the second day in the seven months we’ve been in Georgia that I actually drove myself to the nearest grocery store. Sean didn’t take the main car to work, we needed food, and I just wasn’t feeling walking today. It’s odd how my perspective shifts when I’m overseas when it comes to […]

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