It’s dawn in Tbilisi, where we arrived yesterday morning at 3:35 am. We napped a bit on arrival and I’ve been awake ever since, awake in fact for the most of the past three days.
I was awake at midnight when the other residents of our guest house snuffed out their candles on the balcony outside our door and went to bed.
I was awake when the water inside the guest house stopped working at 1:30 am, and was relieved when I could once again flush the toilet at 4:30 am.
I was awake when the neighborhood dogs bayed, lonely, yet in unison at 4 am.
I was awake when a two new guests climbed the wooden stairs to check in, like we had, in the predawn hours.
I was awake when a pale blue light silhouetted the lacey wood of our balcony.
Now the sun is coming up to the sound of howling feral cats. I can’t help but identify.
How we got to Tbilisi: flight from Chicago via Munich.
Where we slept: SKAdaVELI Guesthouse. Price: €35 for a double. Recommended: yes.