Monthly Archives: March 2011

You can’t miss it…

“You can’t miss it” and “You won’t get lost” are two of my all-time favorite expressions to hear while traveling. No matter what country or what language, they always invariably mean “You can” and “You will.” This weekend, I decided … Continue reading

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Old Town Tbilisi

The problem with traveling for work is that you actually have to work–instead of exploring at leisure. I’ve peered at maps, trying to figure out nearby places I could get to, and even considered hopping a quick flight to Batumi, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Tbilisi

All of the expats here seem to be a little bit in love with Georgia. The people, the food, the wine, the odd and charming decay. I’m starting to see why. Despite the air quality and crumbling sidewalks, there is … Continue reading

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I can see Russia from my hotel!

Well, just about. Mainly I just wanted to say that (thank you, Tina Fey). Russia is about 100 miles from here, and the view is blocked by a rather imposing mountain range. Here’s what I actually can see: I’ve now … Continue reading

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Well, how did I get here?

I’m on a conference call with people I have never met, never worked with. I’m supposed to be just helping out on a project, but the call takes an unexpected turn. The person who is supposed to lead the project … Continue reading

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Fetters

“That’s a load of rubbish!” said Wayne, the Australian boat captain. Since the comment was directed at me, I was somewhat offended, as you might imagine.  I need to back up and explain.  It was the early 1990s. We’d met … Continue reading

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