Letters From The Black Sea

July 22, 2007

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We are here in Batumi, on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. Ive never seen the Black Sea before, it has always tantalized me, all the way over here and you have to go through some strange country to get there.

I will say one thing, its HOT here, very farking hot. Hot like it is in Asia… hot like it was in Spain last year. I didnt expect this and it sends me a bit mad, I come from a country of such heat but i can never think straight when its so hot. In many ways this place reminds me of a soviet version of Schnookville in Cambodia without the foreigners, this town seems to be touristic but have scarce few foreigners. Swimming in the Black Sea isnt bad but its all pebbles like it was in Nice but we tend to go in the afternoon as its far too hot, we are both sunstroked and Ive copped a great wife beater mark.

Today we are leaving however, at 17 we have a train back to Tbilisi then at 2am we have a flight back to Riga. Im not sure yet if I am ready to go, some days have been trying but thats mainly been because of the heat I think. Im not sure I could function in this country on my own either, I need Iiris expert Russian to help translate. I think Id like to come back and head into the mountains, where its cooler and away from the crazy dance clubs on the beach here to sit and take in the surroundings. I like the peace of being in the mountains, although I do miss my friends.

Atleast this one gucci cafe in town has wireless, time for another turkish coffee, thats all they drink around here, super strong, super sweet. They eat alot of fried dough products too, breakfast is something pastry with a local salty cheese inside. Dinners are quite nice, salad, bread, meat, some potatos, I really like it although I havnt been eating too much, I was a bit sick earlier in the week and while im good now, Im just taking it slow. The wine is great as you can expect, the local beer is good but not exactly to my taste, its quite unique I think, very crisp, kinda cool. They dont have many "restaurants" here as such, Gori for example had exactly 2, the "nice" place in town and a simple cafe… and thats it. no cafes, no eating houses, nothing. Batumi has more because its touristic but its still quite small.

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an Australian Stand Up comedian and comedy promoter based in Tallinn, Estonia.

He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland
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