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TLW posters?

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When I went back to the tailor to pick up my pants, sure they had fixed them. But I figured I probably needed to buy a new pair sometime soon anyway. The problem was simply that my pants (along with the rest of my things) were getting old. And so I decided to make some […]


turtle lake

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Went back to the building that had been closed a few days earlier. And today it was open: It took me a while, but I got done what I had come there to do. Then I waltzed out and into an underpass that was – like many underpasses in Tbilisi – full of art: Y’all […]


to love is to suffer

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Went to the old town of Tbilisi today. Entered it through a little underpass with some graffiti: Then I was in the alleys that felt narrow and grey: I know I keep saying this, but they often reminded me of certain East European capital cities: Maybe Budapest or Prague: Before the restorations: Only some of […]


clouds on fire

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Remember the hole in my pants that I had just gotten fixed a few weeks earlier? Well, now I had a new one in a different part of my pants: I took them to another tailor, and I sighed. Sometimes it felt as though everything was slowly coming apart. When I got back to my […]


messages

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Went to this building today: It was closed. Apparently I had not gotten the memo. Then I walked around aimlessly for a while. There was a graffito on a wall that I found interesting without fully grasping its meaning: Someone had done terrible things during specific years in history? Some of the dates seemed to […]


Adventure Time

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It rained all day today. So I stayed in, and I didn’t go outside to all the butterflies and bees. Instead I sat on the couch and watched Adventure Time, which turned out to be a weird show that was weirdly entertaining. It reminded me of Futurama in that the writers seemed to be completely […]


the couch that overlooks Tbilisi

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Sometimes being up close is good. Sometimes it’s not. Today I decided to scoot back a little bit and get an overview of the city. So I went to this old neighborhood at the foot of a hill: A set of stairs led up to a vantage point above the buildings: And I found the […]


my tree

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There was a tree next to the house I was living in. It stood in a parking lot, overlooking a part of the city, and it had a branch from which I could hang in order to stretch my back. I tried to visit the tree every day: After a while I noticed that I […]


the communist way

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Down in the south of Tbilisi, in Kaspi Street No. 7, there is a building that looks like a bunker or a German university canteen: It is the Joseph Stalin Underground Printing House Museum, and when I went in and asked about the admission fee, I was told to donate 10 Lari: Okay. There was […]


new cathedrals for brand new believers

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Tbilisi has several churches, but on top of that it also has one big fat towering cathedral. It’s this one: The Holy Trinity Cathedral was constructed only a few years ago, and when I went inside to take a look it had a shiny new atmosphere as if it had just come out of a […]


when the lights come on

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The doc had told me to rest, but he had said that regular walking was still going to be okay. I could go to the grocery store and back, to a donut shop, or even sightseeing – that kind of thing. So today I decided to go back to the Mother Of Georgia and take […]


Korean band-aid

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Remember how I have been having problems with my foot over the course of the last year? Well, it’s not actually that bad, but I don’t want to mess it up and cause any serious damage, which is why I’m always a bit cautious about it. So when I noticed an unfamiliar sensation that didn’t […]


hail the mushroom building

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It was strange that still, after all this time, I was feeling weak and sickly. This had been going on for a while now – ever since maybe the time when I had made it to Sheki. I wanted to know what was going on, and since I was at the hospital every few days […]


Blanky

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I felt a bit better. However, the thing with antibiotics was that once you had started taking them, you were supposed to go through with the treatment and take them for a few days. Otherwise some of the bacteria (the ones with the highest resistance to the treatment) would live on and procreate. So I […]


pug life

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I was on day two of my antibiotics. So I basically stayed in the warmth of my bed all day and edited my footage and wrote my blog. The guesthouse was very small – three rentable rooms in total – but it was cozy, and the people were nice. They had a pug named Moli: […]


Sir Pee-A-Lot

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I was staying in a nice guesthouse in a nice village in a nice part of a nice country. Here’s a picture of the courtyard to give you an idea: But I wasn’t feeling all that nice. I had been under the weather for a few days now, wondering what was wrong with me, and […]


last shot

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Of course I was still scared of the injection. But there was an upside – today was going to be the last time I got one, and then it was going to be over. I asked the nurse to take a comemmorative photo: Then I went to an oceanarium and looked at corals… …at strange […]


last class

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Today was my last class at the yoga studio. I went, I stretched, I listened to my sweat drip down onto the mat, and then I said goodbye, and I left. There was a certain anonymity to the whole thing – I had exchanged smiles with some of the other members, but I had never […]


last snow

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I got a new first aid kit, but when I took a closer look I found myself wondering: “Made in Germ any?” If there was one word you didn’t want to see on your medical equipment it was probably germ, right? Anyway, the contents looked okay. I went outside at some point and saw what […]


eagles

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Today, on my way back from yoga class, I looked up and noticed this statue at the station: It was a hundred years old, born in a time when Germany was still an “empire”, and it reminded me of another eagle statue I had seen one and a half years earlier, somewhere in the steppe […]