Monthly Archives: December 2013


I woke up early to visit a nearby monastery, and looking out my window as the sun rose I saw this: Finding out way to the Nekresi monastery complex proved far easier than we expected. Perhaps because we’re becoming accustomed to asking around at bus stations for information (rather than relying on the internet, which […]


Meet Maximus: He’s a family dog in Akhmeta, who I met during our somewhat surreal Thanksgiving celebration there. His back left leg is fairly limp, the result of an incident with a car a few months back. But that giant hole in his side? That’s new. We’re not sure exactly how it got there, but […]