Gratitude Getting Announced

Greenheart Travel recognized our Chalkboard Project once again on their blog. I had sent the thank you cards the 5th graders to made to a lovely woman named Sara who works at GreenHeart. She was the woman I spent the most time emailing back and forth questions, updates, and anything other tid-bits along the way. ...

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I Miss You Georgia

It's been hard to accept the fact that I've left Georgia! I really didn't want to leave. I had even been accepted to extend my volunteering contract to a full year so I had the option to stay. However, my financial debts need immediate attention...which requires a paying job. So, soon enough I'll be on my ...

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Home. Safe and Sound.

After hours of flying, a multi-hour layover in Warsaw, Poland, and then even more hours of flying....I've made it home. I've got to say it was very hard leaving Georgia. I didn't want to leave, and I had been granted an extension to my contract for another year. But, one of my goals for the coming ...

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Final day in Georgia 2012

I arrived in T'bilisi bright and early off the night train! I had do get a few things done like turn in my TLG phone and get my Certificate of Completion from the head office...but the rest of the day was spent wondering the streets with the few friends who were also in the city ...

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Goodbye my lovely Georgian Family

After my last day at school I walked home and began to pack. I had only brought one bag, so it didn't take long. I joined the family downstairs for the remaining few hours before I left to catch my overnight train with Kanise back to T'bilisi. There was an odd feeling in the room ...

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Ice Cream Parties!!!

I can hardly believe it's my last day in Shroma. It's all gone so quickly...and dragged so slowly at times. I taught all my classes the song "We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," as you can see on that amazing chalkboard in the first picture below. I also followed through ...

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Giorgi the Little Rascal

I'd like to take a moment to share with you in detail a person I rarely mention but with whom I interact with almost on a daily basis. His name is Giorgi and he's in 4th grade. He's one of our neighbor's kids and spends many hours of every day working with his mother for ...

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