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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2019, 03:33:38 AM »
Now, SC wants to see Batumi - where Maxx2 lives ))


We've had SC weather lately. Lots of sunshine.

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2019, 04:04:09 AM »
Good day, Maxx!

I had to cut SC loose this am, as she is sunbathing on the beach and called to ask if work was 'boring' ;)   She is swimming in the Black Sea



I'm about to post some great memories of Tbilisi - but this one's for you .!

( Maxx can explain )

Seen at 00:30 on our last night together ..



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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2019, 04:19:46 AM »
Some Tbilisi moments :

"Mr Happy"'s taxi

Full of bright lights and balloons - plus a quest book ;))



SC cracks up when an elderly guy -  off-shot - asks if we are American tourists and do we know what this car is)) ( Moscowvich)



SC 'protesting' :



Walking along Rustavelli Street



River scene


Posing:



Secret gardens of Tbilisi




Fantastic blend of old and new



Having walked 8km ( 5miles) in her ( I call them clown)  shoes - SC needs a tree for support ! 


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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2019, 04:58:13 AM »
Good day, Maxx!

I had to cut SC loose this am, as she is sunbathing on the beach and called to ask if work was 'boring' ;)

I'm about to post some great memories of Tbilisi - but this one's for you .!

( Maxx can explain )

Seen at 00:30 on our last night together ..




The Challenger! The car of my youth! My first car was a 70 Challenger. I made poor Moby watch Vanishing Point with me! He wasn't first person I did this too. Probably 2 dozen people since 1971.


There is a black Challenger in the car lot down the street. Motivation for me to get a successful business going.

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 05:02:06 AM »
Hi Maxx

it wasn't a chore.. I first saw it at a 'high school' Cine club just south of Manchester - in 76

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« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2019, 05:02:26 AM »



Georgian men are very forward in asking women for their phone numbers... One offered to buy the lady that was visiting me a new pair of shoes.
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« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2019, 05:04:03 AM »
Hi Maxx

it wasn't a chore.. I first saw it at a 'high school' Cine club just south of Manchester - in 76


In the States it played in the drive-in theaters for years and years. Finally you could get it in betamax or VHS in the 80s.

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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 05:06:06 AM »


Georgian men are very forward in asking women for their phone numbers... I had one volunteer to buy the lady that was visiting me a new pair of shoes.


SC is used to such behaviour as there are plenty of guys from the Caucuses  in Sochi .. May be one of them will buy her a stylish pair of shoes ? ;)

NB - I did not buy these ..they are from Thailand and USELESS walking downhill on cobbled streets ;) 
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2019, 08:54:00 AM »

SC is used to such behaviour as there are plenty of guys from the Caucuses  in Sochi .. May be one of them will buy her a stylish pair of shoes ? ;)

NB - I did not buy these ..they are from Thailand and USELESS walking downhill on cobbled streets ;)


There is or was a government program that encouraged Western English speakers to come to Georgia and teach Georgian children English. The tutors would be put up with a Georgian family. It was called TLG 'Teach and Learn with Georgia'.


http://www.tlg.gov.ge


 I found a website for these tutors who were mostly women. At the TLG initiation the women were told to wear wedding rings otherwise there would be constant pressure from Georgian men. One woman wrote the men would get hurt feelings if they were told "No".


Here is an article told from a TLG teacher's perspective of TLG


http://www.postpravdamagazine.com/georgia-english-teachers/ It probably came out about the time of the film '5 Days of War'
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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2019, 09:00:40 AM »

One woman wrote the men would get hurt feelings if they were told "No".

That never worked for me.  i.e. When I told women a 'no' would cause me to be hurt.

Their reply was:  Why the fock should I care ?
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2019, 09:12:41 AM »

There is or was a government program that encouraged Western English speakers to come to Georgia and teach Georgian children English. The tutors would be put up with a Georgian family. It was called TLG 'Teach and Learn with Georgia'.

http://www.tlg.gov.ge

 I found a website for these tutors who were mostly women.

Sounds like a good idea.  Probably Ukraine and other FSU countries should try the same.

Was surprised that mostly women were involved.
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2019, 09:15:04 AM »
This is an amusing excerpt from the article I posted above:


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Naturally, with this being Eastern Europe, cheap and homemade booze was ubiquitous. Whether it was in the staff room at the school, at home, or out at the bars, then chances were that most teachers were drunk. More pressing was that some people just couldn’t handle themselves with the streams of homemade Georgian wine constantly flowing. One participant in my group named something absurd like Hallum Dickens the 3rd decided that he’d just take a shit in the middle of a busy street in the quaint town of Poti. Perhaps the similarities to the word ‘potty’ was too hard to resist? Another teacher ended up getting so inebriated that he fell out of a hostel bunk-bed. When TLG informed him that they would not be covering his medical insurance, he decided to threaten the program with legal action. As a consequence, everyone in the program was informed that TLG would no longer cover their insurance if they were drunk, which of course was the majority of claims. Eventually, TLG teachers started to build a pretty strong and worthy reputation of being pissheads among Georgians.

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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2019, 09:15:50 AM »

There is or was a government program that encouraged Western English speakers to come to Georgia and teach Georgian children English. The tutors would be put up with a Georgian family. It was called TLG 'Teach and Learn with Georgia'.


At the TLG initiation the women were told to wear wedding rings otherwise there would be constant pressure from Georgian men. One woman wrote the men would get hurt feelings if they were told "No".


Here is an article told from the Russian perspective of TLG


http://www.postpravdamagazine.com/georgia-english-teachers/ It probably came out about the time of the film '5 Days of War'

SC WAS intimidated on day one - if she walked ahead or behind - or waited in another place - while I sought the Yandex / Uber / Bolt driver who stopped on the wrong side of a busy street ))

I don't normally get angry - just smile - when I see a guy try to hit on her and enjoy - speaking to  her in English and  observing my erstwhile 'opposition' discussing who I am to her in Russian - just as the taxi comes .

By day two - we were making a game of letting her go ahead and she enjoyed the cars hooting and  taxi drivers stopping to offer free rides and driving off when she asked if I can come - happened twice in one day..


Beel, has been to Georgia and will testify that - contrarily  - some men are protective of their sisters / daughters ..

On SCs last day she was on her won in the centre and 'survived' the experience .. She got 'ripped off ' - paying 4 times the cost of a sim card and the smallest credit - by a 'kind' taxi driver who took her to her brother's shop ..

She had my Georgian MasterCard - so I got the amount they cheated her refunded ;)   I have to say this was the only experience we had of 'cheating' ...  $8 !

Overall, the Georgians were friendly and - like any city - there are tourist traps and a few  losers on the make

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2019, 09:24:48 AM »
Having walked 8km ( 5miles) in her ( I call them clown)  shoes - SC needs a tree for support ! 


They are called espadrilles.


This post was composed without the aid of google.
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2019, 09:32:11 AM »
These are 'extreme' ones !

Now, I know a more classy term - it may help me come to terms with them -  thank you, Boethius
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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2019, 01:56:39 PM »
Nice weather.  So do you recommend Georgia as a retirement destination.   I mearly ask as I'm starting to think of my retirement future.  At present I'm toying with carteghena region of Spain or Tenerife .  Just can't face being cooped up for UK 6 month winters.  Just wondered what your thoughts were as you've been about a bit.  French med seems expensive and mainland France can be cold in winter.

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« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2019, 04:57:25 PM »
James,

            Take a look at the island of Madeira as a retirement destination.
Just saying it like it is.

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On my recent holiday I saw several late model mustangs.

I’m a Chrysler / Mopar fan also. I’ve owned several Australian models..... A 318 charger, 245 Pacer and a 265 VJ Ute in my youth. My second race car was an open wheeler running a E49 spec 265 clone engine. I regret selling the street cars now as locally produced  Chrysler prices have for through the roof in Australia.
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« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2019, 10:37:12 PM »
Nice weather.  So do you recommend Georgia as a retirement destination.   I mearly ask as I'm starting to think of my retirement future.  At present I'm toying with carteghena region of Spain or Tenerife .  Just can't face being cooped up for UK 6 month winters.  Just wondered what your thoughts were as you've been about a bit.  French med seems expensive and mainland France can be cold in winter.

Hi James

You'd best ask Maxx2


I've only been in March, April and May :)



SC hasn't seen Batumi, yet


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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2019, 01:01:06 AM »
Hi James

You'd best ask Maxx2


I've only been in March, April and May :)



SC hasn't seen Batumi, yet


Batumi or Tbilisi Georgia has its limitations for those who do mind inconveniences.


This morning I woke up and the electricity was off. That happens from time to time. So I get the empty coffee pot and go out to the outdoor well to get some water. 





With a match I light the stove





A little while later Joggo and Nana my landlord and lady and their dog Bruno come by with an empty pot to fill. They tell me the power will come back on at "Dave-it chis-soff"  9 AM. It came on at "Dave-it sore-ik pat chis-soff". If you find things like this charming and amusing you'll love living as a retiree in The Republic of Georgia. I like modernity of Batumi, but I also like the touches of the olden days. I could see myself living up in the mountains looking out over the Black Sea in the distance with a milk cow in the backyard with the chickens. 
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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2019, 01:38:53 AM »
Brilliant, Maxx...

I think at some time you should show us your upstair's 'neighbours' daughters ;)

You'll be inundated with visitors ;)

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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2019, 01:59:48 AM »
Brilliant, Maxx...

I think at some time you should show us your upstair's 'neighbours' daughters ;)

You'll be inundated with visitors ;)




Ages 22 and 24  Respectful and traditional Georgian sisters.


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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2019, 02:05:53 AM »
Only met the younger daughter - who speaks EXCELLENT English

She is better looking in reality

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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 03:34:38 AM »
Only met the younger daughter - who speaks EXCELLENT English

She is better looking in reality


Yes, true. But it is not right for me to post their photo so I took it down.
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