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super, man!

And another from the archives - I can’t believe I forgot to put this up. So, yeah. Basically just some guy. Who, for no reason (that I can tell anyway) is dressed up like superman.

My favorite thing is that the tracks on the sidewalk makes it look like the car has just skidded right through […]

Back in Kiev

So I’m back, and it’s COLD. I mean, I’m coming from Chicago, which isn’t exactly tropical, but wow, it’s amazingly cold here. I walked to the office yesterday, about a 20 minute walk, and when I got home last night (had to take a cab back to the airport to retrieve a lost bag I […]

chick in…Chicago?

Hi there…I was to fly back to Kiev on the 17th, but I got this extremely nasty sinus infection that had me at the doctor several times, and even the emergency room once (bad reaction to the antibiotics - my face swelled up and other nasty things) so I was told I couldn’t fly until […]

Quick trip back home

Ok, that’s it, I’m out of here for two weeks. My computer still isn’t fixed, and I’ll likely just have to get a new one (sad smiley face) but that doesn’t really matter, since I’ll soon be hanging out with my family and friends.

I’ll be back in good ol’ Kiev before Christmas - so come […]

fall in kiev

So my visitors are gone, things at work are about to calm down (ok, in like two weeks, but I can still see light at the end of the tunnel) and I’m not planning on leaving town until the 23rd of November. Time to kick back, and be lazy…kind of like this little guy I […]

outside tbilisi…

So I got to go outside the city a little and got to see some of the beautiful countryside around the city.

We pulled up to this ancient, beautiful church on top of this hill. I can’t remember what it was called, or how old it was (I want to say it’s from 1100?) […]


More about this awesome city later today or tomorrow….

about that language…

I really think Georgian writing is amazing. It looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before - it makes me think this is what Arabic and English would look like if they had a kid.  My friend was making fun of me for taking photos of signs like this:

…because it’s a sign for yoga and kung-fu […]


It took me a day or so to understand what it was about Tbilisi that was different from the other former soviet cities I’ve been to, and then it hit me:

Tbilisi has a sense of humor. I don’t mean to dis Kiev or Moscow (well, maybe Moscow a little bit) but Tbilisi has this soul […]

Georgian food..

The Georgians are the best hosts I’ve ever encountered. I was seriously humbled by how kind and sincere just about every single person I met in this country is. One of the ways that we were shown kindness was through the amazing meals that we were served. Here are a few of the highlights.

This […]

going to Georgia…

Ok, I’ve been back a few days and have been going through my over 450 photos from Georgia, and I think I’m finally ready to share.  So let’s go.
First off, Georgian Airlines rocked.  As a typical westerner (and general flybaby) I was a little reluctant to embrace the national airline of Georgia - oh, and […]

Georgia Rules

Wow, I really wasn’t expecting to be so taken with Tbilisi, but I can’t say enough good things about it. Well, except for this:

but it’s a small street at least. I’ll post a bunch of amazing photos really soon

screw ronald mcdonald

This is true iconic advertising brilliance. I have no idea what he’s selling, but I’m buying. Mostly because I think he may be drunk, and have magical powers .

wild dog of the day - odessa edition!

Poor little airport puppy.  He walked around every time people got off a plane and stumbled outside the airport near where he lay, either because they freaked him out or because he was trying to get someone to take him home.  I busted him walking right next to people a few times like they weren’t […]

I love these guys

In Odessa, we were having breakfast outside, and across the street on a balcony was, very possibly, the cutest couple ever. They didn’t say a word to each other, just sat there for about half an hour, then it looked like one of them asked the time and they slowly went inside. Matlock […]