Blue sky in Batumi, 快晴の中パドゥミ
It had been cloudy or raining for long so nice to see a blue sky here. Along the black sea, the temperature is much warmer than inland. I was surprised that there were banana-trees in a yards.

久々に見る雲一つない青空。気持ちいぃ~ 黒海沿岸はすごく暖かくて、庭先にバナナの木なんかが植わっててビックリ。あぁ~暖かいって何て良いんだろ。


From here, ferris go to Ukraine, Russia and Turkey.
ここからウクライナやロシア、トルコへ船が出てる。



There were a nice bike pass along the coast.
バイク用の道が整備されてて、黒海沿岸を走れる。かなり気持ちいい


I found that the mountains I passed through got snow. I was lucky that I could go though that area just right before snow dumped.
通って来た山々が昨日までの雨で見事に雪化粧。あと2日くらい峠越えが遅れてたら、雪の中を自転車押すか、クタイシ方向に遠回りしなければならなかったかもしれない。今考えたら、ギリギリで峠越えできたっぽい


From tomorrow, I will be in Turkey!!
さぁ 明日からトルコだーー
[2012/11/16 19:25 ] | Georgia | Comments:(0) | Trackbacks:(0) | page top↑
Nice Georgian グルジア人いいね~
Southern Georgia was unexpectedly very nice place to cycle. Mountains were not high but the contrast of mountains, old temples and villages were very nice.

グルジアの南部って思ってた以上に楽しいですね。山はそんなに高くないけど、遺跡と山と集落のコントラストがなかなか良い雰囲気ですね。








The best thing was that people were very nice and welcoming. I had been invited for 2 nights in 4 nights.
それ以上に人が良かったな。たった4日のうちに2日間もホームステイさせて頂きました。



I couldn't find a spot to camp until just right before sun-set. Then this family rescued me. Their village, Bodzauri was pretty relaxing.
野宿スポットが見付からず、真っ暗になる寸前に招いて頂いた家族。このBodzauri っていう山の中にある集落、すごくのどかで癒されます。



A boy of this house, Nicor, he suddenly asked me "do you have anybody you like". Then we talked about why he asked me about it. He said he had a girl he really like in his class with 6 people. I hope he told her what he think.
家の子、ニコール。寝る前「好きな人はいるか?」と唐突に言われびっくりして、話を聞いてみると、何々クラスメイトが6人で、その中に大好きな女の子がいるんだと。何か話を聞いていて、すごく癒されました。頑張って告白してほしいな。頑張れーー


At a temple, Zarzma, monks invited me to have a lunch. I could have a lot of meal even wine. What a nice temple!!
Zarzmaという寺院にて。見学中に僧侶に飯を食ってけと誘われ、たらふく飲み食いさせて頂きました。しかもワインまで。最高っす。




The last pass in Asia.
アジア最後の峠越え。なんだか感慨深かったです。


A castle wall.
道中あった城跡


Vardzia, this has been built during 12th century. There were 5 million people living here before, but I doubted.
Vardzia 遺跡。12世紀の修道院跡。かつては5万人も人が住んでいたらしいが、そんなでかいか?






A train crossing a river.
川に架かる電車。



In Batumi, I stayed at a family I met the passed for a night. In some reason, I moved to a guest house now. Turkey is coming soon, only 14km from here.
バトゥミでは峠越えした時に会ったグルジア人の家に1日だけ世話になって、訳あって2日目からゲストハウスに移動。ここ出たら14kmでアジア最後のトルコです。
[2012/11/16 04:11 ] | Georgia | Comments:(2) | Trackbacks:(0) | page top↑
My birthday and Shitty Georgia's shitty hotel, 誕生日とグルジアのクソ宿
It was my 31st birthday. I was expecting something fun, but nothing happened. However, I crossed a border of Georgia.

31回目の誕生日。今年はどんな事が起こるかと思ってたけど、特に何もなく、あえて言うならグルジアに入国致しました。


Last year, I stayed at a police office in Sumatra, and next day, 30th birthday, I got invited to stay at a local family. It was pretty nice experience.
去年はスマトラの警察署で夜を明かして、翌日は親切な人の家でホームステイしたっけ~ あぁ懐かしい。スマトラ暑かったなぁ~


Since I left Yerevan, it's been raining and cold. Seems here already winter.. I hate to get my tent wet and bike muddy...
一転、グルジアはもう冬ですね。イェレバンを出発した3日前から雨ですね。寒い~ テント濡れるの嫌だ~ 自転車ドロドロ~

Picking up quite frustration, so I decided to stay at a hotel in Akhalkalaki. I asked couple of people and found a cheapest economy hotel which cost me $10. However, a woman working here was not nice, and she asked me $3 for cold shower. There was no inside toilet only outhouse... This was unforgettable shitty birthday...
何か最低(ーー;) ふてくされて見付けたAkhalkalakiにある安宿は $10も払ったのに、従業員のオバさんは親切じゃないし、シャワー$3 とかふざけた事言われるし、トイレ外のボットンだし。。。なんか散々。ある意味記憶に残る誕生日になったかな(ーー;)


The border I crossed. This border was really small, but processing was quite smooth so took only 20min to get all done.
グルジア国境。かなりこじんまりしてる国境でした。出入国もかなりスムーズで20分くらいで一連の作業終了。




To be honest, I wanted to go up north west of Georgia, a mountains area. However, it's too late to go because it would be very very cold there. This time, I need to give up. Instead , I am going to by the black sea as soon as possible...
本当なら北部の大カフカス方面を楽しみに行きたいのだけど、もう寒くて北西部は無理だと判断し、さっさと黒海に抜ける事にしました。
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