French women on the street
Tbilisi Travel Blog› entry 5 of 52 › view all entries
November 29th, 2009 – by: herman_munster
Another day in Tbilisi another cold Caucasus region. I strolled down Rustaveli Avenue, the main street parallel to the river dividing Tbilisi.
Georgian is pretty stylish and religious too. There were a lot of people in Kashueti Church, Georgian Orthodox Church. On the street I saw them doing the Christian sign of the cross.
Later on the way for dinner I overheard 2 women speaking in French on the street and I interrupt them for a chat. I haven’t seen any tourist so far only a group of Armenian staying overnight at the hostel and left in the morning. So I mingled with the woman, one of them is French and Georgian the other one. I was asking them what sort of Georgian food that worth to try and ended up they brought me to their place for more explanation( not for dinner haha). They didn’t have pen and paper to write it on the street. The French woman lives in Tbilisi for 3 month some sort of course I believe and the Georgian lady is the tour operator. There was another old man at the house who were English, I think he’s the husband of either one of the lady. I had a chat for half an hour and they list down typical Georgian food at the restaurants not far from the place.
So I went to the restaurant and had a plate of Georgian Khinkali with Tarkhana (Georgian lemonade). It is dumplings filled with spiced meat with a shape of onion. I didn’t have any clue what sort of food and how much was it. When the waiter came for order, I asked to have 2 but minimum serving is 10 Khinkali. I ate 5 and took another half back.
I’m leaving Tbilisi to Yerevan tomorrow morning. Have to take a cab to bus station. It will be 5 hours journey and visa granted at the border for 30 USD.
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