Saturday, August 23, 2014

Batumi & Tbilisi, Georgia (12.08.2014 - 16.08.2014)

After a lot of waiting on the Georgian side we where finally admitted inside and could continue along the coast.

In Batumi we had planned to get our transit visa for Azerbaijan and maybe relax a bit at the Caspian Sea. Sadly the little consulate wanted to make a quick buck. He refused us a transit visa! Even though there was the option to cross on the form we had to fill out... Also he insisted it would take five days for the paperwork or pay the double to have it immediately. As we had no other option we had to bite the (expensive) bullet and pay 150$ each!
He then took some visa stickers out of a drawer and filled them out in front of us. Five days my ass, little fat and hairy cunt. A foreshadow of corrupt and arbitrary Azerbaijan, more to come...

The rest of the days we tried to relax in our cooled hotel room or went for a quick swim in the sea. The pebble beach with its murky water wasn't to our liking, but the Russians had no objections.
After three nights we continued to Tbilisi. On the way we encountered the hottest weather so far, 41° with hot side winds. Our car felt like one of the boxes they torture people in...
Also worth mentioning are the shittiest roads so far and the lousiests driver. No wonder their cars all have some pieces missing o_OOnce settled in the nice Hostel M42 we decided to try our luck with some party. Knowing it would be one of the last time. So the next day was mostly hang over treatment and relaxing ;)