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Help Georgia by Donating 5$ for Sugar Aid Relief Fund

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There is currently an economic turmoil in Georgia. While the local currency Lari (GEL) is nose-diving, food prices are skyrocketing and people are having hard time to buy even the most essential, basic food ingredients such as sugar, pasta, and cooking oil.

Invest in Real Estate, Buy or Rent a Flat in Batumi, Georgia

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We have been living 3 years in Georgia, first in Tbilisi and after that in Batumi on the Black Sea coast. Georgia has one of the best immigration policies in the world allowing stays up to 12 months without visa-runs. However, finding an apartment is not that easy.

Finn-Savotta Challenge: The Conclusion

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We have been travelling more than five years with our new Finn-Savotta backpacks, Savotta LJK12 and Savotta 906, in dozens of countries all over the world. The backpacks are still in one piece and in usable condition. There are some scratches and bumps in the aluminium structure and the fabric has worn out a bit here and there but nothing major. On the other hand, there were some minor usability challenges.

San Marino and Malta, Visiting Microstates

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We were missing three microstates in Europe on our travel bucketlist and decided to fix the situation by visiting two of them: San Marino and Malta.

15 years on the road and our 100th country: Azerbaidjan

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It's been 15 years since we left Finland to wander the world. Azerbaidjan became our 100th country as we visited Baku, which is within a short train trip from Georgia.

15th Wedding Anniversary: broccoli, boobs and dolphins

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Photos of Päivi & Santeri's 15th wedding anniversary with broccoli, boobs and dolphins in Batumi, Georgia on their never-ending honeymoon trip.

Around The Black Sea: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria

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Travelling around the Black Sea in Minsk, Belarus; Odessa, Ukraine; Chisinau, Moldova; Constanta, Romania, and Varna, Bulgaria.

14th Wedding Anniversary in Batumi, Georgia

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Photos of our 14th Wedding Anniversary in Batumi, Georgia.

Divided Cyprus - A Rather Schizophrenic Experience

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Cyprus is divided in many ways. In 1974, the Turks took the North Cyprus. The difference between the two sides is huge. In the Northern part, life is modest while in the South consumerism has taken over.