Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Georgia on my mind

Given that I'm about to have a few months off work (woohoo), I'm thinking (again) about visiting the Caucausus. The one thing I learned from my (extremely short) trip to Georgia in 2001 was this: the people are incredibly friendly, the landscapes are breathtaking, the food is mind-blowingly good, and I want to go back. (I also learned to never travel to developing countries on my own or to stay in Soviet style hotels without travelling with friends - it's easier to deal with decay when there's someone else there who can laugh about it with you).

So, I've been looking around again at tours of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. I came across this wonderful quote:

Everything you give away remains yours and everything you keep is lost forever.

- Shota Rustaveli, 12th century Georgian epic poem, The Knight in the Tiger's Skin.

It's funny how much that resonates with me...

Anyhow, looks like it's time to consider burning some Alaska Airlines miles on free tickets to Baku, Yerevan, or Tbilisi and engaging a local company to show us around the place.

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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

  • Steve

    I'm not surprised by Jobs' death, and of course my inner cynic wants to blame homeopathy or whatever the hell it was he was into; an anecdote that…

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