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So, I’m back in Tbilsi. And my Fulbright is over, so things are changing. One of those things is that I’ll be posting more here hopefully – keeping a record of this time of my life for myself and others.
I was just in America for a short stretch, where I got to visit my family a few friends, and help out with the Orientation for outbound Fulbright grantees.
Returning to America after about a year, I felt culture shock for the first time in my life. It wasn’t that much, and a lot of it could be explained by jetlag and flu like symptoms which hit as soon I got in (either food poisioning or something that was going around Tbilsi right before I left). The two things that struck me were the amount of cars in every driveway, and the grocery stores with all the produce – you had no idea where it was from, often it was shrink wrapped – I’m too used to people sharing rides or taking public transit and buying fresh vegetables off the street. In any case, it is nice to be back here, even though I still miss friends and family at home.
Anyways, I’m off again, I’ve had a bit of a trip here – some time in Turkey with my sister, then a bit of work here, then a weekend on the seaside – I’ll cover that later. Now I’m off for the mountains for a few days, will go to my friend’s granny’s place and then try out my tent for a night or two.
But I’ll be back soon enough.