Košice Family Time

Here's me with a random bar dog friend I made. Today's trip is to Hollóháza, a Hungarian town on the border with Slovakia where Papa Rovská has a summer house. It's a good thirty-minute drive from Košice, and we stop for ice cream along the way. The hills are rolling and covered in trees, and… Continue reading Košice Family Time

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Mountaintops of Mestia

Here's a little map of the journey so far. J is where we're headed now. First, we had to spend a night in Kutaisi before going directly to Mestia. Nothing really absurd happened on this day, other than us cooking for the FIRST time this whole trip. Usually, when traveling, hostels have a kitchen so… Continue reading Mountaintops of Mestia

Sneaky Cows in Kazbegi

It's about 6 in the evening in Tbilisi, fresh off the train and we have to get to the Russian border by nightfall. Of course, had we arrived at 9 am we would have had an easy journey, but now everything is rather last minute. We look around the hectic marshrutka station for someone going… Continue reading Sneaky Cows in Kazbegi

Fifty Shades of Sweat

It’s eight o’clock at night, and we’re boarding a train to Baku. The train is a literal sauna, having been left in the sun all day long. We wait outside and add another addition to the slav squat catalog. People are already taking their shirts off and getting drunk all over the train, as it must… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Sweat