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Mastering Marshutkas: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ride

November 25, 2012 by

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As a foreigner in such a different country, I found my greatest challenge was making sure I wasn’t feeling too isolated. A great part of this was familiarizing and integrating myself into my host family and community. Daily calls to my English speaking colleagues also played an important role. But what I found most therapeutic […]

On the Road

March 14, 2012 by

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It was a Sunday. I was the passenger of a Tbilisi-bound marshrutka winding our way out of the mountains near Borjomi. I was shoulder-to-shoulder with a white-bearded priest and a dozing gentleman, jostling with the whims of the road. Bucolic scenery splashed across the windows. It was all quite normal. With nothing to do for […]