It's wonderful to be back in Tbilisi, after 3 weeks in Germany over Christmas and New Year. My kids learned lots of new German words and phrases and used the Indoor-playgrounds for Kids in Berlin extensively. I had many nice moments and ideas with my German friends, one opened a bar, the others divorced or are in new relationships. We had Goose and Duck and Hungarian Salami, Christmas trees and Santa Claus and the over-regulations of public driving, like 30 km/hour on roads you could safe go by 120.
10 km from the airport I saw the first car crash (on an empty wide street at night [Sanapiro]) and today in 1 hour two other medium heavy crashes. Where in Berlin are 150 traffic signs on 100 meters here you have (if necessary) 1 or 2 on one kilometer in Tbilisi.
It's the clean cold air, the fresh tasty water from our facet in Avchala (better than Evian actually), the bright views to the monster-clouds above the mountains and the strong fat pig-meat roasted with onions enjoyed with huge glasses of black wine, the friendship and welcome of your closest Georgians, who makes a perfect start in a new 2007 in Sakartvelo.
When I jump in the car and hear the deep sound of the bright Diesel engine, switch the lights on and speed up to Jvari monastery for a short ride, I feel the power for the adventures ahead.