#theotherGeorgia is about the size of South Carolina. I don’t know how long it takes to drive across South Carolina, but driving from the capital of George, Tbilisi, in the eastern central part, to Batumi, on the western border, takes about 7 hours. Crossing two different mountains along the way probably adds to the time. On Thursday, Mario and I drove across the country to the Black Sea city of Batumi. Along the way we did find an interesting rest stop. It has a beautiful boardwalk on which we walked despite the unusually cold weather and wind. We saw different statues and even two dolphins not far from the beach. They were coming up just enough to tell what they were. But, Nino, our host teacher, said they only jump out of the water when it’s warmer. I look forward to teaching in a private school in Batumi called St. Andrews. Click on the pictures below to get a better look.
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Stephen Blan teaches US History at Fort Worth Country Day in Fort Worth, TX and is a 2015 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow.