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GOOOOOOOAL in Brazil

GOOOOOOOAL in Brazil

As I have repeatedly mentioned in previous posts, I love soccer and enjoy visiting soccer stadiums and games every chance I get on my trips.  So, naturally, when we visited Brazil in December of 2015, I was all psyched out about exploring everything soccer-related in…

Georgian Food on My Mind

Georgian Food on My Mind

“You must be happy when making dough,” said Levon. “That’s the most important part of Georgian cooking.  Your happiness will seep into the dough and make it delicious.  An unhappy person cannot make authentic hachapuri or khinkali.” We were in a small restaurant in Kakheti,…

Georgia the Country, Not the State

Georgia the Country, Not the State

There are a lot of things in this world I do no understand and probably never will.  One of the most confusing concepts for me is why, how, and what is going on with Georgia not being on every “You Need to Get Your Butt…

I Fell in Love With a Dog in Tbilisi

I Fell in Love With a Dog in Tbilisi

Someone once asked me what was the most romantic, poignant, heartbreaking thing that happened in all my travels.  I told them the truth – once upon a time, I fell in love with a dog in Tbilisi. I was sitting on a bench and she…