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My new sister in Tbilisi

The Armenian text is on Vocational High School subsite

During our autumn school holidays on October 20-26 our Georgian speaking club left for Tbilisi by train. It was my first visit to Georgia. I am impressed and delighted. When we arrived there, although we were tired, we were looking forward to go sightseeing in Tbilisi.   

We were met by Mr.Ketevani. We visited their school, had our lunch there and then we were taken to Jvari Church in Mtskheta town whre two rivers, the Kur and Aragvi join their waters. The scenery was very beautiful. We also visited Church Svetitsghoveli and saw Mama Gabriel's grave. Mtskheta is an old and very beautiful town. The houses are made of wood. All of them are well taken care of and the gardens were full of pomegranate and fig trees. On the next day we went to Kakheti and saw the town Telavi. There we could see the monument to King Heracle 2 and his castle.     

We arranged a meeting with the contemporary Georgian writer Tariel Kharkhelauri. In the exhibition we saw Givi Toidze's paintings. I was impressed by his pictures and the most surprising thing was that he spoke to us in Armenian. He told us about his Yerevan adventures and Armenian friends.  

Sofi's family hosted me in their house. They were very friendly and hospitable people. The atmosphere was so warm that I felt as if I was at home. Thanks to Sofi's mother I tasted Georgian national dishes. The use different spices in their dishes. When Sofi's mother was making dinner I usually sat beside her and wrote down the recipe. 

I didn't want to part with them when it was time to return to Armenia. I wish our Georgian friends visited us.

 

Translated into English by Susanna Avetisyan