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Georgian holidays, supras, and fate

December 18, 2013 by

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When I first arrived in my village in Kvemo-Kartli two years ago I’d already decided to stay in Georgia over the winter. I’d come to Georgia in mid-October and it’d have been premature to go back home after only two months—and besides, I thought I’d be a great opportunity for traveling around the country, experiencing […]

Giorgoba nostalgia

November 26, 2013 by

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When I first arrived in Georgia more than two years ago I was immediately thrust into a holiday celebration which at the time I knew nothing about. It was Giorgoba. First, a little history. Saint George’s Day (known in Georgia as Giorgoba, literally “day of George”) is one of Georgia’s most popular holidays, celebrated twice […]

Georgia’s fiery water

September 25, 2013 by

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Almost every country has a signature drink that can be divided into one of two categories. First, it can be smooth and pleasing to the palate, appealing to the senses and tasting delicious. Second, it can take your breath away, leaving you gasping for air and your esophagus feeling like it’s been burned by a […]

The holidays in Georgia

December 24, 2012 by

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Like most TLGers, I’m leaving Georgia during the school holiday. My host-family and Georgian friends tried to convince me to stay for the holiday season. They kind of succeeded, since I do feel sad about not experiencing the holidays in Georgia. From what they described, it seems that I, along with the rest of you […]

A Brief Guide to the Georgian Supra

November 14, 2012 by

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Even a cursory reading on Georgian culture reveals information about the mythical Georgian supra, a party to end all parties that Georgians reputedly throw as a frequent social event. Although my initial expectation was to be attending a supra every weekend, in reality, Georgians treat the supra as a special occasion, reserved for birthdays, funerals, […]

Fresh Apricot Wedding Cake

June 21, 2012 by

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I think I picked the perfect time to get married. When my wife and I arrived at the home of my brand new extended family – a two-story house in Upper Vake with an expansive garden and orchard – one of the first things I noticed were the apricots falling off the apricot tree. They […]

Aghdgoma or Bust

April 28, 2012 by

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What do late night cemetery rendesvous, toy guns, inter-village judo tournaments and drunk driving all have in common? If I told you that it was Georgian Easter would you be surprised? I would have been, until I experienced it myself. If I had to summarize my Georgian Easter experience in one word, it would be […]