Gori: Take One

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I thought I would go see some friends in Gori this past weekend. I had never been in my years here. There was never a convenient time, or there was a higher priority. Now it’s only an hour away. A marsh there is 3 lari, and a shared taxi is 5. A shared taxi is the way to go!

Gori is a small city. Larger than Ozurgeti, smaller than Batumi. It is the home of the Stalin Museum. And not far from the city center is another cave city.

We didn’t do either of those things. I just wanted to hang out.

We walked around a bit, and took a look at the fortress in the center of the city. But shortly after that, it started raining.

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We walked through a renovated area of the city. It was really nice, but totally empty of store owners. Zura said that the former government had been doing that to several towns/cities to encourage tourism and growth. The other places I knew about were Mtskheta and a town in the East called Sighnaghi. And I guess its partially working because I REALLY wanted to live in Mtskheta.

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We had lunch in a café while waiting for our other friend to meet us. We finally settled in a small coffee shop and played Settlers of Catan. I loved the vibe of the coffee shop as well as the proprietor. The great thing about cities in Georgia as opposed to the towns are its options. (I guess that can be said about any city over any town anywhere.)

It was a great easy day trip!

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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