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Our First Week in Downtown Tbilisi

Since my last post, we have changed our minds about getting residency in Georgia. We were caught up in the notion of having a place to call home. I had thought how nice it would be to have a place to furnish and decorate, with my own taste. In the States,...

Transitioning to The Republic of Georgia

As I sit down to write this post, I can't believe that almost a month has passed since we arrived in Tbilisi, on the train from Batumi. We rented the apartment we're in now, on Airbnb, at the rate of $380.00, a month, for four months. Our hosts are two...

A Different View Of Batumi

If you saw my last post about our first week, here in Batumi, Georgia, you probably assumed that I didn't really like it here. I knew it wasn't going to be a city that I wanted to stay in long-term, but we wanted to have some beach time in what was left of...

Our First Week in Batumi

Our first few days in Batumi were spent walking around just getting our bearings. As we learned when we first arrived in Batumi, it's not all that easy to get around on foot. There's an excessive amount of tourists here during the summer, and traffic is...

Our Journey to Georgia

Our journey from The Netherlands to The Republic of Georgia wasn't without a few mishaps. On August 14th, we left Dordrecht, South Holland, on a train bound for Eindhoven. From there, getting to Dortmund, Germany, where we were to fly out of, would prove...

Georgia Europe, Our Next Destination!

Why We Chose Georgia (Europe) As Our Next Destination One reason we chose Georgia is that traveling Europe as a U.S. citizen comes with restrictions as far as how long we can stay in certain countries. We are permitted to stay in Schengen countries that...

Rotterdam Zoo

On July 9th, we took a train into Rotterdam, to spend the day at the zoo. The trip with our OV-chipkaarts cost us about 12.00 Euro each, round trip. Entrance to the zoo is about 22.50, a piece. The first animals we got to see, as we came in the front gate,...

Our Experiences in and Around Dordrecht

      Join me, as I show you some of the sites in Dordrecht, South Holland A typical street in Dordrecht ANTIQUE MARKET       OLALA CHOCOLA chocolate shop Here they sell delicious chocolate       and they offer classes in chocolate-making City Park I'm going to leave...

Our First Week in Dordrecht

When we first arrived in Dordrecht, it was very warm, and we realized that we needed to get some lighter weight clothing for the summer. The city has a very nice shopping area in the center and Tim was able to find some short sleeve shirts in one of the...

Day Trip to Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the largest port city on the North Sea, and in the Province of South Holland. Its rivers, Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt, form a delta at the sea, giving waterway access into the heart of Western Europe. Rotterdam has earned the nicknames, "Gateway...

Last Day in Ohrid

We spent our last day in Ohrid, at the beach, then we went into the old town for some traditional Macedonian food at Pizza Via Sacra. I enjoyed the pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef and rice. It's been a wonderful stay here, and we will...

Diva Celebrates Her 35th Wedding Anniversary

Monday, May 21st, was our wedding anniversary, and we decided to take a boat over to Saint Naum to celebrate. We brought with us the Macedonian ruby ring that Tim bought for me and the silver band that we had made for him. When we got to Saint Naum, we headed right...

Saint Naum & Saint Naum Springs

On May 13th, we decided to visit Saint Naum which is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, about 29 km south of Ohrid. While waiting for a bus, a Mercedes pulled up and the driver offered to take us to Saint Naum for the price of the bus fare. We often get where...

A Day in Old Town Ohrid

One day, in late April, after a walk on the boardwalk, and breakfast at The Dublin restaurant, we went exploring the old town in Ohrid. Our first stop was the National Workshop for Handmade Paper, where we watched a demonstration of how paper is made. A...

April in Ohrid

On April 10th, after working out at the gym, we went to Mece's restaurant for dinner, and to celebrate the grand opening at their new location, next door. It was our first time seeing the new space and we were very impressed. There is the main dining room, a bar, and...

A visit to Saint Panteleimon Church in Ohrid

When we went back outside we went to look at the stone Baptismal Font, used to Baptise the disciples of  Saint Clement, who was believed to have designed and constructed the original church. As we were leaving, we noticed a large building that was still being worked...

A Day at Samuel’s Fortress with the Traveling Diva

It was a beautiful, sunny day, in late March, and we decided to go into Ohrid to visit Samuel's Fortress. At the turn of the century, the fortress was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire, during the rule of Tsar Samuel of Bulgaria. The walk up the...

Arrival in Ohrid

On March 15, we took a bus from Tirana, Albania to Struga, Macedonia. When our bus trip that was supposed to be three and a half hours, ended up being five an a half hours, we were grateful that the hosts, from our hotel, were still waiting for us, in...

Our First Week in Downtown Tbilisi

Since my last post, we have changed our minds about getting residency in Georgia. We were caught up in the notion of having a place to call home. I had thought how nice it would be to have a place to furnish and decorate, with my own taste. In the States,...

Transitioning to The Republic of Georgia

As I sit down to write this post, I can't believe that almost a month has passed since we arrived in Tbilisi, on the train from Batumi. We rented the apartment we're in now, on Airbnb, at the rate of $380.00, a month, for four months. Our hosts are two...

A Different View Of Batumi

If you saw my last post about our first week, here in Batumi, Georgia, you probably assumed that I didn't really like it here. I knew it wasn't going to be a city that I wanted to stay in long-term, but we wanted to have some beach time in what was left of...

Our First Week in Batumi

Our first few days in Batumi were spent walking around just getting our bearings. As we learned when we first arrived in Batumi, it's not all that easy to get around on foot. There's an excessive amount of tourists here during the summer, and traffic is...

Our Journey to Georgia

Our journey from The Netherlands to The Republic of Georgia wasn't without a few mishaps. On August 14th, we left Dordrecht, South Holland, on a train bound for Eindhoven. From there, getting to Dortmund, Germany, where we were to fly out of, would prove...