Tag Archives: Racha

Time Travel in Nikortsminda

Georgia is nothing if not a strange pastiche of eras. The modern overlays the ancient. Remnants of the USSR fade slowly into a backdrop of pre- and early-Christian structures. Stepping onto the Metro is a journey back into the 1960s. … Continue reading

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The Dacha in Racha

So, my new friend, Kara, and I make plans to head up to the mountains of Racha with some of her friends from Georgia and Kazakhstan. Common language: Russian. American in backseat: Catching 1/8 of conversation. But actually, the Georgians are funny … Continue reading

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Back in the (former) U.S.S.R

It’s a 30-hour trip from California to Georgia. The time difference is 12 hours. Needless to say, things are a bit rough the first few days after arrival. Unless you manage to sleep the entire way. I didn’t even take … Continue reading

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