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Berlin to Georgia – Day 34-39: Kiev

Berlin to Georgia – Day 34-39: Kiev

Kiev has a laid-back vibe which I suppose is a nice for a big busy city - there is lots of parks and benches to chill out, the large churchyards and monasteries also help create some quiet places. We spent a week in Kiev and certainly enjoyed our time! Now, we compiled a list of our favourite places and experiences that may help you plan your stay in Kiev and not to miss the best of it!

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Berlin to Georgia – Day 29-34: The ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk

Berlin to Georgia – Day 29-34: The ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk

A part of our roadrip through the Balkans, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe with an old army LR Defender was actually a seaway from Poti, Georgia, to Chernomorsk, Ukraine.

Arriving on Saturday wasn't the most fortunate time to organize a ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk. Still, research had to be done and it turned out there were two ferries going to Chernomorsk within the next two days.

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Berlin to Georgia – Day 21: Arriving in Georgia

Berlin to Georgia – Day 21: Arriving in Georgia

That day we went to Georgia and explored the Mktrvi River Valley! The border crossing Aktas Sinir Kapisi – doesn't show up on all the maps, but it does truly exist and is open. It could have been completely empty, had not an Iranian bus dropped 30 people at this otherwise deserted border crossing right in front of us. Meeting the Iranians caused the biggest embarrassment in my life. Dear reader, you should know that I am a PhD student in Anthropology and generally have a high opinion of my non-conventional thinking. And now picture the following:

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Berlin to Georgia – Day 20: Ani, the Acient Capital of Armenia

Berlin to Georgia – Day 20: Ani, the Acient Capital of Armenia

After hours of driving through Eastern Anatolia towards the Armenian border, the landscape was still the same: wide plains occupied with agriculture. There was hay everywhere: either being cut, collected by tractors or lying around. People were busy with harvesting and the tractors were driving back and forth in the fields. It looked like Pol Pot’s dream — turning everybody into a peasant.

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