Unfortunately, the title expresses my last weeks in Georgia very well. The pandemic has stubbornly pursued our flat-sharing community so that we were either sitting in isolation because of contact with a person or were sick in bed ourselves. Personally, I tried to counteract the loneliness with some useful activities, such as reading or looking for universities.
But beyond that, there are also really exciting stories to tell. First of all, I, who also works as a guitar teacher, am so happy that my students are having more and more fun playing the instrument and making real progress in technique and repertoire. This observation makes every teacher’s heart blossom.
Two innovations made February even more special: I finally started my German course, an opportunity for interested Georgians or foreigners to learn the German language in a natural and more oral than theoretical way. Next, Amy and I developed a workshop on sustainability that we will hold every Wednesday from now on at the Youth Centre Ponichala.
My parents came to visit for a week and we went on many tours in and around Tbilisi. I showed them the sights of the city and introduced them to the culinary diversity of Georgia. During three days of their stay, we even rented a car and explored the surroundings, visiting an artist friend in his studio in the countryside and the bishop of Nikozi. And when you talk about guests in Georgia, you have to mention the warmth and love with which you are hosted in this country – great!
For the next month, I plan to get out of the city more and explore rural Georgia. Hopefully, the weather will be better and nature will be green again