Georgia (Europe) / Places We Go

Photo Of The Day: The Botanical Gardens Of Tbilisi, Georgia

These gardens were established as a royal pleasure ground in 1636 on the right bank of the Tsavkistiskhevi (Fig Ravine). The Tbilisi Botanical Gardens with their natural waterfall became a municipal garden in 1801. In its 128 hilly hectares there are 4,900 species with over 900 species of tropical and subtropical plants in greenhouses. The … Continue reading

Georgia (Europe) / Places We Go

Gypsy Begging Techniques At Work In Tbilisi, Georgia

I’ve observed gypsies engaged in some pretty ignoble behaviors, such as stealing donations in Berlin from a memorial dedicated to those killed attempting to cross the Berlin Wall. However, despite these prior observations, some of the extortion begging techniques of the gypsies in Tbilisi, Georgia still raised my eyebrows. The picture below demonstrates one popular … Continue reading