National Botanical Garden of Georgia

Something I took for granted as a kid was living within walking distance to a large, expansive park. I fondly remember going to the playground, the nature center, and the botanical gardens as a kid. Sean and I even got married in those very gardens. It’s my happy place. When we moved to Annapolis the […]

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Baku

Baku is only a short and smooth 55-minute plane ride from Tbilisi. I did only the tiniest bit of research before this trip since we were going to be at the track for most of our time, and I figured since Azerbaijan is Georgia’s neighbor, they would be at least relatively similar. I was so […]

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix

This was a trip that’s been in the works for about seven years. Ever since we saw the Monaco practice back in 2012, I knew it was only a matter of time before we finally made it to a full race weekend. It just so happens that 1) we live in a country next door to […]

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Restaurant Roundup: May 2019

Um. Excuse me. How has it already been two months since I posted the last Roundup? Where is the time going? Also, how have we been here almost a full year already? That’s crazy. Anyway. Here’s my top five (give or take) for this month. Top Five Restaurants: Azarpheshia: This is one of the famous […]

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Throwback Thursday: Venice

Well, here we are. The final installment of the Europe 2012 trip. After our tumultuous time in Tuscany, we were quite ready to ditch any form of vehicular transportation for a relaxing last few days in Venice. I was excited, albeit a bit terrified, about staying in a floating city, but I was looking forward […]

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Being a Tourist in Your Own City

I’ve talked a few times on this blog about the similarities and differences between this tour and the last, but one thing I haven’t touched on is how I’m trying to shape this experience in a different way than I did in Dushanbe. One thing I’m trying to do differently is take time out to […]

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Throwback Thursday: Tuscany

Alright, friends. It’s time. It’s time to finally share the infamous “Vespa Incident” with the world. But first, let’s explore how we got to me crashing a Vespa (twice) on a busy street in a teeny-tiny town in Tuscany in front of an Italian nun, a police officer, and a biker gang. After two-and-a-half weeks […]

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Fabrika: Tbilisi’s Hipster Playground

One of our favorite places in Tbilisi is Fabrika. We first visited this hipster paradise in July shortly after arriving, and have been back several times since. On the day of that first visit, it was very hot and I was going through my “we just moved to a foreign country and I hate everything […]

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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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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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