Sunday, June 13, 2010

Excursion to Georgia

It's June.

If you were a PCV in Az, you'd get what that meant: BREAK! Since you'all are probably not, I will explain:

Last bell (the last day of school) in Az is a pretty big deal. It's like graduation, but for everybody. Parties happen. Kids on the street happen. It's a happening time.

And then comes dead air.

I am not sure where everyone goes, but they go somewhere. For the average PCV, this means you end up twiddling your thumbs for about 2 weeks.

That's all fine and dandy, but it gets kind of boring. So most of us, take a few weeks vacation. Of course, most of us are legally impoverished, so an intense vacation isn't really a possibility - especially at month 21.

So, what to do with less than $200 USD and a couple weeks of time...go to Georgia! For me, Tbilisi is less than 4 hours and $8 USD away. 8 days in a gorgeous tourist friendly, inexpensive, beautiful accommodating, pork-eating country is worth every day of scrimping at home.

Now, I just want more friends and family to visit so I have an excuse to return!