When I woke up, I noticed two things.
Firstly, there was a mysterious new hole in my pants:
And secondly, the bath salts that I was carrying around in a zip bag looked like something out of Breaking Bad:
And then there was supposed to be Tbilisi. At first it was just a road sign:
And the road was just as shitty and just as busy as ever:
So this is not quite Tbilisi yet, I thought to myself. I came to a shopping center that was called China Town (中国城):
There wasn’t much to look at, though. It was just a few import stores:
And a dude playing games on his phone:
Being in Georgia meant that I was still looking for the Coke Museum. So I was happy when I noticed this place, but it was closed, so I was unable to further investigate:
I quickly forgot about it, though, when I found a place that sold donuts:
On top of that there were advertisements for bacon-topped hamburgers everywhere:
When I reached a monument I sat in its shadow for a while:
Then I followed the highway further into town:
Still, I was not sure if I had actually reached Tbilisi yet.
There were pet shops:
And the street dogs had tags in their ears:
But that big city feel was missing.
And then it was there:
Tbilisi, with its river and its cliffs and it lights:
And it was really quite beautiful.