Georgia Photos

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Georgia is a very romantic place – at least for me. It was the place where I met my wife and we returned several times back when it was still a part of the Soviet Union.

Now it is an independent country and things are different. I wasn’t able to find most of the places I remembered in Tbilisi… But I still love this place as much as I did before.

The people have changed too. In the past, they could reject your money because it was a little torn or dirty. Not any more. The Georgians are still proud highlanders, but there is almost no arrogance left. I loved them then, and even more so now.

A taxi driver might take you home for lunch in the middle of your journey. People might invite you to their table in a cafe or restaurant and would be seriously upset if you even offered to pay. Men you’ve just met on the street might borrow a friend’s car and take you for a ride to show you the local sights, buy you food, get you drunk and become your best friends…

These Georgia photos were taken in 2010, a couple of years after the brief war with Russia, and the wounds had already started to heal (both on the building walls and in people’s minds), but importantly, there was no aggression towards Russia or Russians…

Georgia is a truly amazing place.