Food Frenzy!

Eating is one of my favorite past times. Bro says it runs in our blood and I’d say that’s a blessing and a curse. Either way, I’m typically not one to shy away from new and exotic foods. I remember, … Continue reading

Final Days in Georgia! (31.5.14)

As our time winds down here in Georgia, we continue to crunch in as many activities as possible.

Yesterday, the 30th of May, we drove a little ways out of the city to take part in a white water rafting expedition. Although the water level was a little low, the rapids were nicely paced and our tour guide was awesome.

Of course, as I always do, I forgot an important piece of my GoPro. This time it being the screw that attached my camera to the head band. Not willing to lose my GoPro, I wasn’t able to bring it while rafting so there’s no footage to share 😦 sorry!

After, the incredibly hospitable family fed us an indescribable amount of food.

Today we ventured off to Gori where we took a tour of Joseph Stalins house as well as Uplistskhe, the cave city. Every direction you looked was a new breathtaking view. We had a little fun taking pictures.

It’ll be tough to say goodbye and head home but I’m sure this wont be the last time I’ll be here. Tomorrow, we plan on packing and cleaning and then head to the Tbilisi Airport around 2:30 am for a 4:01 am departure.

For Now, Cheers!

Alex

Tbilisi! (20.5.14)

Michael warned me… Georgia is a wild land, and I could tell the second I landed. After arriving at 3:00 am in Tbilisi, we made our way to the Hotel Europa where we were staying for the next 2.5 weeks. The only issue was, that hotel did not exist anymore, and we found this out at 4:00 am… Luckily we had Michaels close friends with us to take us back to their loft to hang out until we figured out our next steps. Nino, Mike’s “2nd mother” was a huge help and found us our own fantastic loft for only $23 a night!

Yea… fantastic. 5 beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, wifi, tv, and a laundry room!

I would have posted about this yesterday but all three of us passed out around 6:30 pm, and ended up sleeping for 13.5 hours. That’s what happens when you don’t sleep for 30 hours.

Once we got here, only one place was on Michaels mind, these beauts:

Klinkali… 30 of them. They were so good that after I didn’t want anymore, I forced myself to eat one more. Don’t be deceived, these little devils are difficult to eat and if you don’t do it correctly, any Georgian will judge you.

Step 1: Stab the stem with the fork and flip it upside down

Step 2: Take a small bite out of the dough and suck the juice out that is inside it

Step 3: Eat the rest of the Klinkali, but not the stem! This is how others know how many you’ve ate. It’s almost like a competition.

Apparently these are a daily meal, and no complaints here. The equivalent price of these in the USA is about ¢30/klinkali.

Today our plans have been a little skewed because of the wet weather. We haven’t decided what we want to do yet but I’ll keep y’all up to date!

For now, cheers!

Alex