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No really Batumi: the pleasure is all mine.

April 10, 2013 by


Last night I was barrelling and swerving deeper and deeper into a foreign country’s road in the dark, through pouring rain, without a seatbelt, at 130km/h, and praying for the mercy of some obscenity-calling-and-wildly-gesticulating marshutka driver and his companion who continuously assured me I would be in Batumi soon. I’m crazy, and I love myself. […]

The Names of Georgia

Every TLG volunteer has had the horrible experience of hearing someone say, upon being told about teaching English in Georiga, “What, you mean like Atlanta or something?” Subsequently we’ve probably all had the thought, “Seriously, why do Georgia the country and Georgia the American state have the same name?” Well, to answer that question, we […]

Leaving Georgia

February 1, 2013 by


I’ve been putting off writing this post for a while.  I also need to write something for my personal blog, but I thought I’d tackle this one first, since I’ve officially left TLG and, by extension, this blog.  I’ve been in Georgia since January, so minus two months I spent home in the summer, almost […]

The holidays in Georgia

December 24, 2012 by


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 […]