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    What an extraordinary looking cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    I haven't seen a Lada since my days in the Ukraine.

    Excellent trip report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Lada
    How do you double the value of a Lada?

    Leave a Mars bar on the dash.

    Har, har.


    God help any kid who was unfortunate enough to have one in the family when we were growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post


    What an extraordinary looking cat.

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    That cat is a reincarnation of Joe Stalin,another well known Georgian.

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    Day trip to Mtskheta via metro then taxi.



    Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

























    Soup, BBQ Beef & Pork dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog View Post
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    That cat is a reincarnation of Joe Stalin,another well known Georgian.
    Some will claim a reincarnation to another well known Georgian Mikheil Saakashvili...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post


    What an extraordinary looking cat.
    Indeed...it is.

    I have seen so-called Russian Blue cats here in Oz, but that cat really LOOKS quite different....in the same subtle ways that Russian people look different from us. A parallel path of evolution, and exotic genetic input for a few thousand years, I guess.

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    Nice report, SP. Are the Georgians Russian or Greek Orthdox adherents in the main?

    Noted also the photo/s of the mosque, so I guess there is a Muslim component of the population.

    It looks a pretty cold & bleak countryside or is that just due to the time of your visit?

    If you have more information about this trip, let her rip!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Great thread, food looks delish, some place to chill out, thanks.

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    Great pics punty and top travelling destinations as always!

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post


    What an extraordinary looking cat.
    It looks like a CGI cat from a movie that is about to open its mouth and start speaking.

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    Great thread Punter. Looks a top spot to do some sightseeing. The weather decent that time of year? It doesn't look too hot or too cold. No snow anyway from what I saw. Looks good to me.

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    Few pics old town and the cable car view






























    Most cafes have wine and it's the same price as a coffee


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    Enjoying these pictures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Great thread Punter. Looks a top spot to do some sightseeing. The weather decent that time of year? It doesn't look too hot or too cold. No snow anyway from what I saw. Looks good to me.
    Generally warm in the day despite this time of year.

    Still cold in the evening... tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    Strange, the writing looks quite Thai (some are very similar, but in mirror image or upside down)

    One of them in particular is (in some fonts) the numeral 7 but in mirror image. Along with Yor Yak, Ngo Ngu , and Gor Gai.
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    Great thread, again..

    That beer is a nightmare, try pronouncing that pissed....

    Attached Images Attached Images

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    ^^ in an Andy McNab novel that was set in Georgia he referred the writing as "paperclip".

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    Quite a few a very similar to certain Thai letters in certain fonts.

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    NA....nah i give up, just give me one of them there beers.......

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    Georgia Trip is finished.. I deffo want to go back in the summer some year

    here's some bonus pics of my mini stopover trip to Istanbul..

    It's cold and wet can't say I'm too enthusiastic

    Airport



    The Bosporus early morning




    Out n about








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    2000 years of history and 4 plus civilizations, what's there not to be fussed about?
    the serenity of the blue mosque and the building sight of the hagia Sophia?
    Life on Istakal and great food cheaper than Thailand

    each to their own and great thread but...
    like my wife complaining about Rome being old
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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