On Saturday after work Lika and I went to see “Swan Lake” at the Tbilisi Opera House. I had not been in the Opera House for almost a decade. It’s been closed for 8 years for renovation. It was stunning, … Continue reading Tbilisi’s Restored Opera House.
Thursday, after I finished my work at Radio Nor, we drove back to Tbilisi. Ararat told us that the more roundabout road, over a higher mountain pass above the trees, was better maintained than the road we came in on. … Continue reading Saghomo and Paravani Lakes and Phoka’s Churches.
IREX has taken on a new partner, Radio Nor, a community radio station, in Ninotsminda. Ninotsminda is located near the spot where Georgia, Armenia and Turkey meet. The Lonely Planet guide mostly ignores this part of Georgia. There isn’t much … Continue reading Ninotsminda, Georgia
I love going someplace I know well, discovering something new and rediscovering something old. I had both experiences on this trip to Georgia. I arrived on Saturday morning and met my colleague and friend Lika for dinner Saturday night. We … Continue reading Tbilisi 2016
I’ve been home in Sitka two weeks now, writing reports, enjoying the Sitka Summer Music Festival and thinking of my recent trip to Tbilisi, Georgia. It was a shorter trip than usual, which was a good thing because if I … Continue reading Iron Butterfly, June in the Republic of Georgia
The fountain in Freedom Square is no longer covered with boards and the water is running, but when I arrived it didn’t feel like spring. A cold, wet rain greeted me in Tbilisi. But as the week progressed, first we … Continue reading Tbilisi Spring, 2014
Tbilisi is trying to erase traces of the Soviet Union, but when the snow comes and you squint you can imagine this as a Soviet City. Women of a certain age (and some of their daughters) bring out their (or … Continue reading Tbilisi in the Snow
I have been traveling to Georgia for more than a dozen years. I first visited in the wake of the Rose Revolution. Take the time to scroll down to some of my posts. You will see pics from my first … Continue reading Georgia