I am in love.
In love with a country that I didn’t even know of for the bigger part of my life.
I am starting to experience patriotism for a place I barely know and I am experiencing a foreign culture so much deeper than my own.
Have you ever been so fascinated by a country that you started to learn the language, study the history and even got excited about traditional dances?
Have you ever felt a sense of belonging thousands of kilometres away from your hometown?
If so, you might have a clue of how I feel about Georgia.
Located in the wonderful area between the Caucasus and the Black Sea, Georgia lies strangely unrecognized by Europe. When entering “Georgia” in Google Maps, the first result is the American state, not the country. And when my friend Mary told twelve year-old me where she lived, she needed several maps to make me understand where it is situated.
I have only known about this country for six years of my life, have only spent a total of 54 days here, yet I could not imagine how my life would have turned out without the amazing people I’ve met here, without the stories I’ve experienced and the joy they have shared with me.
Georgia is home to the love of my life, my second family and all the wonderful friends I’ve found here. And the Alazani Valley in Kakheti (which you can see on the picture) has become a second home to me.
This is why I would like to introduce the many facettes of this wonderful but underappreciated country to a greater number of people and I would love to share my thoughts with you.
On this blog you will find practical tips, general info, travel stories and fun facts about the culture and language.
And hopefully you will find the one reason why a trip to Georgia will be worthwhile to you.