-But as we arrived in Batumi, it was a big disappointement because they didn't play poker at the casinos-
We spent a few days in Batumi and were very impressed about those huge modern buildings which were just standing next to old common skyscrapers.
For us it was such a strange view on this city, where monuments seem to drop out from a fairytale and just accidentally have fallen into Georgian reality.
In the hostel of Batumi we have met a "longtimetraveller" woman from America and spent the evening in good company, while eating a tasty vegetable dinner at Uncle Feng's Cafe.
In the same hostel Cécile found surprisingly a german book in the bookshelf of georgian literature. How funny! The book "Vrenelis Gärtli" is a story that played in the suisse Alpes by a time the people still believed in whichcraft.
Once Percy was joking to his parents, that they might come to visit us and bring some good cloaks with protection -we have got used to this luxury, rarely having flat tires and don't want to miss it-
We had hardly said that, they had already booked a flight! How amazing! How lucky we are, having so great parents!
They (A.&U.) even went to search for the missing part of our benzin stove, that Cécile has forgotten in the caravan, and they found it!
So we're happily looking forward to the 23th of February, when we will meet them (H.&E.) in Tbilisi.
Second flat tire
In Kutaisi Percy's front wheel lost air again. He haid a flat tire because of the wire that broke out of the cloak.
We fixed it again with an alluminium part from our stove. It's unbelievable, but it works!
But we need defenetly a better solution if we want to drive in more rural regions. So we were looking for good strong cloaks in every city, but couldn't find sustainable gear.
After we enjoyed cycling through a wide level with the view on the surrounding mountains and driving over bridges above shiny rivers, we drove up to the Rikoti-Pass and suddenly the winter hit
The snowy landscape was so beautyful, that's why we still enjoyed cycling even in freezing temperatures. But in the evening under the hot shower, we suffered from big pain on the feets because theire toes were so frozen.
Ready to go hiking
So now, while we're waiting for them in Tiblisi, we are organizing the next stages and preparing us to discover the georgian mountains and rural areas. And of course we are giving our muscles some rest while bathing in the hot springs of Tbilisi.