I left NC on Tuesday afternoon and my first flight was to NY. In the NC airport I bought The Hunger Games! So so good! So that kept me occupied on the way up. I ended up meeting 5 other people in the terminal in the NYC airport so that was fun meeting, talking and waiting with them, unfortunately we were all separated on the plane. Sadly, the plane had no personal tvs!!
|Leaving for Tbilisi, Georgia!
We were greeted in Georgia by our 2 coordinators, along with a photographer and a news person with a video camera. Someone from our group actually ended up being on the news. They had said to be prepared from media attentions when we arrived.
|So the pizza-looking food is called katchupuri which is cheese bread and extremely good and one of the main foods! WIN!
So, Tbilisi is known as "the city that loves you". How nice!!
It was absolutely beautiful!! So many places are all lit up and there's the river and bridges and the giant Narikala Fortress(below) and many churches around and over-looking the city.
The next night a group of us went out to a pub that played old American music and looked really sweet on the inside!! With lanterns, canvas tapestries, and interesting pictures covering the walls. It was fun to get out and socialize outside of the hotel!
The following night a couple friends and I met up with a guy who has been here teaching for 18 months. He gave us a walking tour around the city showing us different places! It was neat to get inside information of places along with some fun facts! Then he left and the 3 of us walked all the way up to this magical gorgeous church! It was quite and interesting aka extremely sketchy trip up but well worth it as you can see!!!
|Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral
We hiked up the the top of the hill/mountain and then proceeded to pretty much ice hike once we got to the actual fortress. The pathway was solid ice so thank goodness there was a railing and we made it to the top!!
|a photo cant do justice
Ok that's all for now!