February 21, 2008

New York Times Article on Beautiful Batumi, Georgia

Check out the article here. Highlighted on the map are the breakaway regions of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. With Kosovo's recent independence in Europe, these regions are talking like they will try to become an independent country, and Georgia is having none of it. Hopefully the situation does not heat up during my visit.

And that 5 Star hotel mentioned in the article serving the caviar right on the Black Sea, the Intourist Palace, I will be staying there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see that a once communist country can (hopefully) successfully adopt a capitalist outlook to economics. Too often, formal communist countries end up being worse off on their own than when they were under communist rule - usually tearing themselves apart from within with separatist movements, usually among the different tribes/ethnic groups. Hopefully, the nations of Eastern Europe will take the cue from Georgia and open their doors wider to Western influences.

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