November 8, 2012
My Dear Family and Friends,
Six weeks ago, on my first day in the Caucasus, I wandered up Kozeveny Street in Tbilisi, Georgia. I spotted an attractive rug hanging in front of a shop window. On close inspection, it was a kelim – flat tapestry-hand-woven-multi-colored. I liked the rug.
I kept on walking.
Tbilisi is a great city for walking. My hotel was on the east side of the Mtkvari River near the Tsminda Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral that towers over the city.