Caucasian Carpets Gallery

In the two years we’ve been in Tbilisi we’ve probably walked past Caucasian and Oriental Carpets Gallery down by Sioni Cathedral in Old Tbilisi no less than a hundred times. The inviting storefront always caught my attention. A rotating cast of carpets draped over the fence and laid out on the street to tempt any […]

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Tales from Packout 2020

Yesterday and today we (well, our excellent team of movers) packed up our little life in Tbilisi for our move home. This is now our fourth PCS/overseas move, and while some aspects get much easier – we have our air shipment down – other things stay the same level of weird and difficult. It’s always […]

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Top 10 Georgian Souvenirs

One of the joys of living in a foreign country is the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and collect little keepsakes from your time away from home. We are closing out our tour in Tbilisi, so I thought now was the perfect time to post my Top 10 Georgian Souvinier Guide. However, […]

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Lagodekhi: Hiking and Glamping in Kakheti

Our time in Georgia is running so thin! I know I keep saying that but considering I need to be on a plane headed home no later than September 16 we only have about 6-8 weeks left to explore this country. It’s time to take one more trip, go on one more hike, and tick […]

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Five Days in Svaneti

Svaneti is one of those far-away places that is a bit difficult to get to, but an absolute must-see if you have the time. As expats who have lived here two years, I feel like we had no excuse to miss this little corner of Georgia. We took a few days off work, grabbed a […]

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Four-Day Western Georgia Road Trip

As Georgia is slowly reopening, I wanted to finally write about the trip Sean and I took with my parents in early March. They managed to sneak in and out of Georiga before the craziness with COVID-19 really kicked off for the entire world. While they were here, we embarked on a four-day driving trip […]

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Supposed To

I’m supposed to be in Chicago right now. I’m supposed to be halfway through our Annual Meeting. I’m supposed to be going home to Wisconsin in a few days to spend time with my friends and family and kick off summer. Sean and I were supposed to have the spring and summer here in Georiga […]

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Quarantine Thoughts

Today it has been 30 days since Georgia declared a State of Emergency. Since then I have left my house three times, made four loaves of bread, watched 15 Marvel movies (shoot me), and had at least 20 mental breakdowns. Today was the day the State of Emergency was supposed to end, but as the […]

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Blogging 101

It’s a poorly-kept secret that I have my little passion project in the form of this blog. I started in about five years ago when Sean and I left for our first post in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and I’ve kept it running (fairly) consistently ever since. Occasionally, I get asked the very difficult to answer question: […]

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State of Emergency

This past weekend, Georgia declared a state of national emergency until April 21. Honestly, this didn’t come as much of a surprise to any of us. Georgia has been very proactive to stop the spread of COVID-19, and while declaring a state of emergency might seem a bit drastic, I can’t say it bothers me. […]

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