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My arrival in Georgia: Journal entries from two years ago

October 31, 2013 by


Last week marked the two year anniversary of my arrival in Georgia. After a week of orientation I went to Javaxi, a village in Kvemo-Kartli that showed me why it was worth staying longer than I planned. I kept a journal from that day forward and I’d like to share a couple entries. 21 October, […]

My Family in Georgia…

December 12, 2012 by


I was lucky enough to spend two weeks of November with my family. My parents had come to visit me in Georgia, I think they came because of all the stories I had told them and out of sheer disbelief that they were true. So they had to see it for themselves and at least […]

my first excursion with my 7th grade best friends!

December 6, 2012 by


On Friday, November 23, I went out on an extracurricular “promenade” with some of my students, around Poti. The occasion was a national holiday. The morning sky was deep blue and a soft breeze was carrying a bitter chill, along with bright yellow and red autumn leaves, scurrying frivolously in the air before graciously landing […]

A Normal Day

December 5, 2012 by


“The raw afternoon is the rawest, and the dense fog is densest, and the muddy streets are muddiest…” –Charles Dickens, Bleak House I write this while sitting next to the pechi, seeking warmth, for it is the only source of heat on this dreary day. Zhuzhuna–my host grandmother, with whom I maintain a love-hate relationship–sits […]

The Best of: Georgia

October 23, 2012 by


The following is a list of native Georgians who have crossed my path during my residence here in the Republic. They have both aided me in my endeavors, and have, I can confidently claim, made my life better. Below, you will find my idea of the “Best of: Georgia”. (Note: Within this list you will […]

Random Act of Kindness

May 9, 2012 by


Working with the police has its perks; I have Wednesdays off. This isn’t the case for all teachers of the police, but in many cases, we teach 3 days a week. After two days of sitting home without much to do, I decided to take an independent excursion to Senaki. A friend of mine was […]

A Friendship Courtesy of a Lobiani

April 27, 2012 by


Repeatedly in Georgia, I’ve learned that saying “დიახ” (yes) can bring great rewards. Often when saying “დიახ” isn’t what I want to do, I remember the lobiani that started a friendship and what I’ve experienced because of that. Consequently, I usually say yes. One of the most interesting friendships I’ve formed during almost 2 years […]

Unexpected Friendships

April 3, 2012 by


After living in Kuwait where it was very difficult to get to know Kuwaitis, I came to Georgia with few expectations of meeting and becoming friends with many if any Georgians. I didn’t give Georgia enough credit; the people here are, overall, amazingly friendly. I have found Georgian friends in the most unexpected places – […]