by Crystle-Day Villanueva, Greenheart Travel Teacher in the Republic of Georgia
Today we had a field trip to do some shopping in town. This meant putting our Kartuli to the test. First we were taken to Goodwill ( No, not the thrift store) which reminded me of a huge Walmart with a deli and bakery attached to it. I couldn’t even enter the store without automatically failing. Apparently no cameras or food allowed, they had to be checked in. Shopping is REALLY interesting when you can’t read the language. Everything still looked like fancy squiggles to me. Plus it didn’t help that most products aren’t made in Georgia, so some stuff is written in Russian and German. Yay language overload. Gwen and I found that this made shopping for specific products a bit tricky ( Shampoo, body wash, conditioner etc.) On the upside, I was pretty damn proud to hold a mini conversation with the girl at the check out counter. Score one big point towards my skills in yielding my sword of socialization.