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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #925 on: June 22, 2019, 10:46:34 AM »



Armenia also claims to be the first make wine.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #926 on: June 22, 2019, 10:48:29 AM »
Armenians claim that their alphabet is the basis of Georgian - but it's not ! ;)
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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #927 on: June 22, 2019, 11:08:32 AM »
Carl Benz patented the concept of what we know as a car..strictly speaking Arpanet became the internet -  Tim Berners-Lee's invented the web protocol

I thought Georgia was one of the first nations claiming to have produced wine

The idea of what we know as a car was 100 years before Benz. Benz invented the gasoline combustible engine. The father of the internet is Robert Kahn with the first demonstration of Arpanet and later introduced TCP and IP which was the first internet.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #928 on: June 23, 2019, 02:49:17 AM »

That is my landlord with a bottle of 'cha cha' for me. Behind him is a Georgian Army barracks. If this problem with Russia goes 2008 and I suddenly disappear off the board, it has been good to know you!

Hi Maxx

a third night of protests outside the Georgian Parliament and Euronews showing Georgians telling Russians they are welcome .which you won't see on RU news

A third night of protests on the streets of Tbilisi ..

Putin tries his usual 'trick' of stopping Russians of going to places for tourism - 'for their safety' when the truth is economic punishment - because Russians  choose to spend their money outside
Russia in nations that dare to consider joining the EU or NATO

First it was Turkey, now Georgia - there's the common denominator ..

As someone with Russians in Georgia and a Russian who wants to come to our next Georgian meet-up  - they see/ saw no anti-Russia tourist sentiment  -despite the occasional wall poster . Russia Occupiers ' and will carry on coming by boat or train / bus  - feeling in no way unsafe - or needing to obey a request to come home ..


http://www.euronews.com/2019/06/22/georgia-s-president-calls-for-de-escalation-after-unrest
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 04:10:20 AM by msmob »

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #929 on: June 23, 2019, 03:48:05 AM »
"On Friday President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russian passenger flights from Russia to Georgia from July 8 to protect people from what the Kremlin called "criminal actions". [/size]Putin also recommended Russian travel agencies suspend tours to Georgia and ordered the government to bring Russian tourists already there home. On Saturday he also banned flights coming from Georgia to Russia. Over one million Russian tourists holiday in Georgia each year and the bans are likely to significantly hit the tourist sector."Hi Moby. I guess the best thing to do is watch how Russians come and go out of Georgia. See how this plays out.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #930 on: June 23, 2019, 04:36:56 AM »
"On Friday President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russian passenger flights from Russia to Georgia from July 8
That sucks. I was thinking of having a Georgian stopover next time I was in Ukraine instead of the usual Belarus route.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #931 on: June 23, 2019, 04:40:50 AM »
Huh?

No issue with Ukraine- Georgia ... they have a common 'thorn in the side' ;)


You can either miss out Russia - or travel to/ from Russia via train / then mini van transfer from Vladikavkas to Tbilisi or take the Hydrofoil ( 7k Rub) from Sochi to Batumi

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #932 on: June 23, 2019, 04:59:34 AM »
That sucks. I was thinking of having a Georgian stopover next time I was in Ukraine instead of the usual Belarus route.


If you get over this way let me know and I'll meet you.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #933 on: June 23, 2019, 05:00:34 AM »
Huh?

No issue with Ukraine- Georgia ... they have a common 'thorn in the side' ;)


You can either miss out Russia - or travel to/ from Russia via train / then mini van transfer from Vladikavkas to Tbilisi or take the Hydrofoil ( 7k Rub) from Sochi to Batumi


Did you tell me it was a 6 hour ride?

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #934 on: June 23, 2019, 05:39:04 AM »
Huh?

No issue with Ukraine- Georgia ... they have a common 'thorn in the side' ;)
I meant next Ukraine-Russia trip, with a hop in between.

Maxx, that would be great, but not sure I'll stop by now as this change makes it less likely. If there is a silver lining it will mean Georgian airlines will be providing lots of discounted tickets in the second half of the year to offset lost business.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #935 on: June 23, 2019, 10:43:58 PM »

Did you tell me it was a 6 hour ride?

5 to six ..depending on conditions

Not tried the trip...YET

SC might..

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #936 on: June 23, 2019, 11:53:04 PM »
5 to six ..depending on conditions

Not tried the trip...YET

SC might..


Might be a fun trip.


Heading for the gym.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #937 on: June 24, 2019, 01:10:48 PM »

The quality of Georgian alcoholic beverages has deteriorated says Russia and Russia is tightening control over the imports. The move by Russia translates to more drink for Maxx.

http://news.yahoo.com/russia-accuses-u-stoking-anti-100826839.html
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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #938 on: June 24, 2019, 10:56:36 PM »
The quality of Georgian alcoholic beverages has deteriorated says Russia and Russia is tightening control over the imports. The move by Russia translates to more drink for Maxx.

http://news.yahoo.com/russia-accuses-u-stoking-anti-100826839.html


 :ROFL: You're a funny guy BillyB! You think you will ever get over this way?


Such a coincidence of finding fault of Georgian adult beverages at the time of Putin's travel ban.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #939 on: June 25, 2019, 09:01:03 PM »

 :ROFL: You're a funny guy BillyB! You think you will ever get over this way?


I thought about going to Georgia for the food, the wine, and the girls. I never thought about going to Georgia for you but I'll consider it. You still buff from working out at the gym? ;)
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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #940 on: June 25, 2019, 09:59:42 PM »
I thought about going to Georgia for the food, the wine, and the girls. I never thought about going to Georgia for you but I'll consider it. You still buff from working out at the gym? ;)


I haven't gotten there yet. I go to the gym today to work rokey e nogee (arms and legs) and then on to a 4 day water only fast. I did a 4 day water fast before. No fun but it does get me back into ketosis and is good for getting rid of visceral (belly) fat. It should also trigger autophagy. This time I know what I need to do to prepare for this.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #941 on: July 01, 2019, 10:53:30 PM »
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/07/01/defense-department-to-ban-beer-and-pizza-mandatory-keto-diet-may-enhance-military-performance/


While a nutritionally enhanced future could eventually be put into effect for all branches, the SEALS and other underwater dive-mission specialists might be the first groups targeted for the change in nutritional guidelines.
Lisa Sanders, the director of science and technology at U.S. Special Operations Command, presented an Ohio State University study that recommends the nutritional change based on the keto diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The diet works to deprive the body of glucose needed for energy and forces it to burn stored fats instead. The study was conducted on the university’s Army ROTC cadet population.
“One of the effects of truly being in ketosis is that it changes the way your body handles oxygen deprivation, so you can actually stay underwater at depths for longer periods of time and not go into oxygen seizures,” Sanders said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference last month.
Discussion of new dietary guidelines for service members comes at a time of growing concern about obesity in the military and its potential threat to readiness.


It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ― the prime age to join the Army ― aren’t eligible to join.
But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified.
Why? Because of their weight.
“Out of all the reasons that we have future soldiers disqualify, the largest – 31 percent ― is obesity,” Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, head of Army Recruiting Command, said Wednesday at AUSA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #942 on: July 04, 2019, 12:49:58 AM »
SC arrived in Tbilisi this morning

Maxx and my friend and work collegue met her at the airport ... they THOUGHT they were taking her to the apartment I booked for her and myself - I arrive late tonight ..


NO..

She was shown said apartment, dumped the bags and announced she wished to be taken to the farmers market - where she is buying up Tbilisi's stocks off Honey, eggs and masses of fruit and veg ..



Maxx, you DID want to meet SC .. ;)

I'll be there, soon !

« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 12:52:22 AM by msmob »

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #943 on: July 04, 2019, 08:40:25 AM »

Moby, SC, is a dream woman! Not only beautiful but with a sparkling personality! And funny! It is going to be quite fun seeing the sights with her.   

" where she is buying up Tbilisi's stocks off Honey, eggs and masses of fruit and veg .."

At least three jars of honey and enough "stuff" to weigh down the back of my car. Poor Misha had to carry it. Did you know Moby SC knows the word "stuff?" Misha and I were talking about SC's "stuff" when she says "STUFF!" like "just be careful about what you say about my stuff."
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« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 08:42:32 AM by Maxx2 »

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #944 on: July 04, 2019, 03:55:22 PM »
She says she is careful about the stuff she puts in her mouth........)


Food related

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #945 on: July 12, 2019, 12:54:07 AM »
http://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/11/russia-and-georgia-tensions-are-rising-heres-why-and-why-it-matters.html

SC is sleeping and we are 24 floors up in. a huge Thunderstorm and driving rain..
We have no electric

Luckily this tablet is charged up and has a local data SIM)..

The link above talks about the recent Georgia Russia relationship and protests.


Batumi ..the coastal resort seems teeming with Russians and cars from Russia...the ferry to Sochi is booked for nearly 3 weeks ahead ...RU Tourists cannot fly  to Georgia, but arrive via Armenia Belarus and Turkey.

Tbilisi ..the capital, seems more effected ...

Maxx has friends seriously effected by the cancellations by RU tour firms

SC does not feel unsafe as a Russian...

Maxx has been the perfect host...coming to Tbilisi and meting SC and a friend from the airport and taking them to an apartment from the airport..

Then we drove to Batumi in sveltering heat ...

SC wants to live on the beach and protests when  others want to actually see life in Georgia and we probably make Maxx wonder if he'd want an FSU woman)))

SC likes Batumi and aI love it and the people...



If relations with Russia continue to be stony .I expect there'll be bargains on the property front..as long as they sort out dodgy lifts )


You should come and check out Maxx..,.








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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #946 on: July 15, 2019, 02:56:05 AM »
I thought 7 would be for Sochi Russia and not 8?

I met a woman from Sochi that I think is the one. We spent quite a bit of time together. She is amazing!  I got her phone number starting with 8, but nothing rings. I thought 7 was the number for Russia. Is Sochi the exception?

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #947 on: July 15, 2019, 03:57:04 AM »
I tried 7 and I got through. She told me she has no internet connection and she has no laptop. I have my own problems as my Apple Macbook has a motherboard issue and I am using a PC. Does PC stand for Piece of Crap? It certainly is. Suddenly some of this text disappears and I got to retype it. Nothing goes smooth. Everything has been chaos these last few days. Oh well everything will pass...

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #948 on: July 15, 2019, 04:33:35 AM »
She didn't seem too happy to hear from me.

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Re: My new life in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #949 on: July 15, 2019, 04:40:17 AM »
All is OK. I just talked with her. I just have the jitters from past disappointments.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 04:55:12 AM by Maxx2 »

 

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