Monthly Archives: November 2013

Goodbye, Georgia!

The electricity bill for the small flat I had rented in Tbilisi had just doubled because of falling temperatures. I was reaching the end of the needed research for my hiking guide about Georgia. And a good friend of mine was planning a vacation in Thailand and Myanmar.

I decided that I could as well finish my hiking guide while enjoying the warmer climate of Southeast Asia – and I am writing this post while enjoying the sea view on Phuket island, Thailand! (Okay, it’s grey and rainy today, but hey, it’s still the sea and there’s a palm tree right next to my balcony, so what.)

Just before I left Georgia somebody asked me what I liked and didn’t like about the country, and it got me thinking about what I will miss and what I won’t miss. Here we go: Continue reading