As You all know this summer is devoted to the Caucasus Trip, that includes Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Maybe some other countries near by, such as Iran, but lets do not go so far into the future ha ha ha
I’m here and lets focus on Georgian part of my trip. I have spent few days in Borjomi, met some great Girls from Poland ( yes, once again, there is many Polish people traveling here) and actually they are ‘to blame’ for me taking this train to Tbilisi lol
At first I have dismissed the idea straight away after finding out it takes 5h while Tbilisi is actually 2h away by marshrutka! Yes, I know what do you want to say: Maria, you? You love crazy transportation! Isn’t what the ‘From the Road Series’ is all about?!
Indeed I do, but I’m on the road for almost 2,5 months now and I think I was tired, wanted to get to Tbilisi as fast as I could. To the civilized world of fancy cafes, cool bars, sophisticated restaurants, real ice-creams and the city buzz.
But Girls didn’t want to listen, I have been up-voted so I have packed and like a good girl (who would say? lol) showed up on the train station in Borjomi at 15.45, exactly an hour before, to enjoy station’s restaurant with the tables out on the actual platform.
Generally the train interior was a big surprise, seats were very big, soft and comfy. The compartment was very spacious and they had a very cool ticket machine, that required nothing more than putting 2GEL in. No need to press any button, no need to think hard or trying to make something out of complicated Georgian alphabet, just put a coin in and take your ticket! Cool! In Poland which seems to be so much more developed there is almost no automatic machines to buy tickets in the trains and buying from the conductor end up with paying an extra fee usually.
The views were rewarding and I really didn’t regret taking a train after all. Lucky You Girls! :) The countryside in the light of sun going down was mesmerizing. The stations, old railways, broken cars on the side of the stations always catch my eye and camera! So happy Marysia indeed! Lol
But the best of all was a possibility to watch people, at the stations, outside of the houses, kids trying to race the train, passengers waiting, boarding and getting out. Priceless as an advertisement of famous credit card would say :)
When the sun started getting really down and there was nothing more to see outside I have turn my eyes into the compartment to observe and imagine stories of other travelers lives.
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