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Haggling and ChaCha in the Republic of Georgia

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.

Read more about Crystle-Day’s shopping experience on her blog…


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CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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