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Final Georgia Impressions

Yesterday, as we were driving back to Tbilisi, Claire posed a question from her position near the rear of the bus:  What would be our most memorable impression of Georgia?  Only one person replied and I don’t remember his answer … Continue reading

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A Day in Batumi

I can’t believe that I am writing a post on the very day about which I am posting.  I like having free time! We didn’t rendezvous until 10 a.m. and, so, it was a very leisurely and pleasant morning. I … Continue reading

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Borjomi to Batumi

June 10th, another long day of driving.  Georgia is not a large country but the state of its highways means that a drive of even a few hundred kms. takes quite a long time. We were headed to Batumi, which … Continue reading

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Tbilisi to Borjomi via Vardzia

    Saturday, June 9th, was moving day.  We packed up our scattered belongings at the Shota boutique hotel and headed off to Borjomi.  This was the most spectacular day so far as far as scenery goes:  Green, green rocky … Continue reading

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Into the Center (?)

The day before yesterday, June 8th, was one long day.  But loaded with extraordinary experiences. As you can tell from the title of this post, I’m not certain where in the heck we are in this country.  I don’t have … Continue reading

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Final Macedonia Impressions

Final impressions of Macedonia: First, of course, has to be the people: both the local people who welcomed us so warmly to their country and went to such enormous effort to make our time here memorable; and, the people we … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Wonders

  Day three dawned warm, developed into hot and ended with massive thunder and lightening storms.  A day with everything but, once again, mostly wine. Queen Maria Royal Winery was our first stop of the morning; yes, I did say … Continue reading

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Mid Morning Wine, Anyone?

Why, yes, thank you. After a short drive from our morning pizza and wine, we pulled up at Lepovo vineyards, which is an arm of the Tikves winery.  Several more wines, cheeses and meats to round out our morning.  The … Continue reading

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Breakfast Wine!?

Wine for breakfast?  Not really but it might as well have been. Agenda for full day number two began with an 8 a.m. departure in buses.  Our first break was at 9 a.m. at Chateau Sopot winery, east of Skopje. … Continue reading

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Pancho’s Takos

We had planned to go to one of our favorite restaurants, Café de Olla, on our last night here in Puerto Vallarta.  However, we made a tactical blunder and ate way too much food at a late lunch at Café … Continue reading

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