I’m from Roger Federer

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In a few hours flight I found myself catapulted in another time. Tbilisi has been a pleasant surprise. Its contrasts have served me as gasoline to walk on its most hidden roads.

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Abanotubani, Tbilisi

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Georgians are reserved people (maybe shy?), but pleasantly nice. For example at the supermarket I was looking for sugar, so I asked to a young woman. She didn’t understand me well but she was determined to help me … I found myself with some oregano in the hands: “this also good” she told me.

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Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi

Tbilisi-6 At the restaurants the wait can be infinite, but once you are served the palate rejoices and the wallet too. It’s all cheap and delicious. When I can communicate with some of them they ask me where I come from: “I’m from Switzerland”… no, they don’t know about Switzerland, let’s try with “Roger Federer!”… Their faces relax and a smile illuminates them: “aaah beautiful place!”

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The Titanic just after the collision

The Georgians have a very devoted faith attached to the traditions. The Orthodox processions are quite suggestive and I admit that I was almost feeling uncomfortable when I was entering the churches during the Mass … although I was copying every movement of my neighbor I didn’t go unnoticed with my jeans and sneakers.

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I still have a couple of days and then I will mount on my bicycle. Destination? I’m still not sure …  first I have to figure out how to get out of this city.

Kargi ghame!

A presto Stefi

 

 

4 comments

  1. Grandissima Stefi!!
    Vedendo il tragitto previsto, mi vengono in mente dei libri bellissimi che ho letto (La via per Isfahan di Sinoué o Samarcanda di Amin Maalouf), non ti nascondo una certa invidia….
    Goditi il bellissimo viaggio, le atmosfere, i sapori, i profumi….
    Un abbraccio, Fabri

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