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Tbilisi’s three modes of transportation

November 22, 2013 by

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If you’re new to Georgia, having arrived in the most recent orientation group before being quickly transferred to your villages across the country, you may not have had ample time just yet to explore Tbilisi and grow accustomed to ex-Soviet public transportation. I thought I’d explain the basics of Tbilisi’s three primary modes of public […]

Georgia’s three most legendary mountains

October 30, 2013 by

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For many tourists coming to Georgia the primary activities consist of a cultural tour of Tbilisi, centered around the Old City and Rustaveli Avenue, and then a trip to the Black Sea. Fewer are interested in the magnificent peaks of the Greater Caucasus, which is a shame, considering that the peaks of Georgia and Russia […]

Get Out of Kazbegi

May 23, 2013 by

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With the numerous vacation days in early May and the fast approach of summer many volunteers will be traveling throughout Georgia. Batumi, Svaneti, and Kazbegi are top locations for everyone’s itineraries. I’ll provide a description of the last one, and why you should get out of Kazbegi to explore the lesser known routes around the […]

Introducing Guy Fawkes: Advice for Putting on a Performance

February 4, 2013 by

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British TLG Volunteer Oliver Rogers spent last semester in Village Zumi, where he wrote and directed a school play that caught the attention of his village and local media. Oliver, or Olly as he prefers to be called, created a play dedicated to the English holiday, ‘Guy Fawkes’ or ‘Bonfire’ night, which is celebrated on […]

Reasons I left home

December 11, 2012 by

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I have heard this question countless times since I first arrived: What brought you here? What’s here that’s not in America? Why Sid, why??? Of course, I left home with a general idea of what I was doing and what I planned on achieving once I arrived, but I never formulated my reasons into concrete […]

“Why, Pedro, why?!” – Host Family Lesson Ideas

December 3, 2012 by

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Many a TLG volunteer spends a few evenings a week teaching their host siblings (and sometimes host parents!) English lessons. The lesson contents and styles vary depending on the interests and needs of the students – some lessons focus on homework help and reviewing school lessons, others expand into unknown nether regions of slang or […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

December 2, 2012 by

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It’s a rainy, foggy day today, the kind where even the thought of going outside is unappealing, and I’m home sick with a sore throat. Winter’s coming quickly, which means there will be a lot more days like this. Unfortunately, at least for me, the novelty of staying home on a rainy day with nothing […]