Culture and temperature shock
I thought I was ready to leave winter behind in South Africa but the oppressive heat I encountered upon arriving in Tbilisi, Georgia made me wish I was back under my blankets in Joburg. And that's not even mentioning the stopover in Qatar where I thought my organs were going to cook during the short walk from the plane to the nicely air conditioned air...
July 18, 2003 7:19pm
Spitak Boarding School
On Wednesday morning (7/16) three of our Armenia staff, Tom, and I headed about two hours north of Yerevan to the town of Spitak, which was completely leveled in a monumental earthquake that directly struck the city in 1988. Many of the streets are named after the country responsible for their rebuildin...
July 9, 2003 9:32pm
Safely arrived in Tbilisi. Got in around 2:30am Wednesday morning, got to bed around 4:30 and planned a two-day conference with my bosses all day today. Toward the end I was drifting off into space or somewhere. I"m not sure where, but it was a strange place with lots of monkeys. Any place with monkeys is a friendly place. Remembe...