Georgian supra

Georgian supra

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After the Turkish abstinence as soon as we arrived in Georgia and were invited for a beer by two young Georgians, we couldn’t refuse them. Two hours later, we landed on a true feast trying fresh bread, traditional tomatoes and cucumbers salad, mushrooms baked with cheese sulguni, juicy grilled shashlik (barbeque) ending with Georgian dumplings khinkali.
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We didn’t really like Batumi which is pretending to be Las Vegas, full of casinos and kitschy neon signs. Once again, our day was saved by food. Our host comes from Odessa and took us to Ukrainian restaurant for borsch which was almost like at home. Until now we wish we had ordered a big schnitzel, similar to the one we ate in Lviv with horseradish sauce (we can recommend you all the restaurant Gasova Lampa).

Everyday life of Batumi
Everyday life of Batumi

Catching a ride from Batumi took us about 5 minutes and we hoped to get quickly to Tbilisi. Two Azeri guys who were driving straight to the capital stopped for us. So we thought we will reach the goal soon. But during first few kilometers we stopped for a coke then reached bazaar with hammocks, bought other hammocks at the next stall, took a photo with cows on the highway for me and tones of selfies for our driver. After around 100 kilometers it turned out that there are actually five Azerbaijani guys coming back from a male trip to the Black Sea in two cars. Despite the fact that we made another stop to eat corn and use a toilet the crew from the second car was failing to catch up with us until Borjomi. So from time to time we had to wait for them. Suddenly I saw that from the car overtaking us are sticking someone’s hands, waving to us. Our driver, Farid just gave him high five and both cars stopped close to the huge sign “Borjomi”. It took a long time for us to understand what a cult place in Georgia it is and why our new friends are so excited. After taking several selfies we set off to the village center. We filled some bottles of water and went for a dinner. Despite the language barrier, we spent time joking. A few days later we found out that Borjomi is the best place for a date. While hitch-hiking in Georgia there was always a car with at least two guys in the middle smiling to us and asking a question – Are you going to Borjomi?

Crew from Azerbaijan
Crew from Azerbaijan :)

After staying in a hostel in Tbilisi we were supposed to meet our hosts. From when we met Serhat and Cenap, called Jenny, we love Turkish even more. We spent with them only one night, but it changed quite soon… That evening we went to Turtles Lake, but the smoky bar called “Dive“, hidden in the dark gate, full of other foreigners won our hearts. We drank a few beers there and we talked and joked a lot. I do not know why, but the next day we had to stay with another host and we left their flat with a pain at heart. That night we stayed with our first Georgian host Beka. Despite the many enthusiastic messages that I exchanged with him, there was no “couchsurfing chemistry” between us. Or me just missed Turkish guys so much.

Beka took us to a Polish bar in Tbilisi called “Warszawa”, which looks just like Polish “Pijalnia”. We were so sad that they don’t serve there dumplings. But if you feel homesick they have Polish Gzik, jellied legs and tartare. After midnight we arrived at the Gallery Cafe where Beka is a DJ, but unfortunately we were not able to withstand the “underground techno” and quickly went bck home. When we woke up in the morning Beka was still not in the apartment and his mother was bustling around. We decided that we won’t stay another night and just took famous Military Road to Stepancminda.

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We've met each other during classes the least associated with our faculty at the university and it couldn't be an accident. Silly grinning at our English teacher telling about his hitch-hiking adventures, we haven't known yet that we will begin to travel together. The series of unfortunate events made us share a tent, a camera and memories. Now almost nothing can stop us from hitch-hiking.

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