Waiting in Tbilisi

For now I am in Tbilisi waiting for my tent to arrive from Helsinki. A piece of an advice for travelers mailing something to Georgia: Send it somewhere else or use DHL.

But I will have some rest, maybe make a small hike to local mountains, and perhaps continue biking in one week, maybe two, or maybe in three weeks.

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3 Comments

  1. Kevin
    Posted September 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh dear! Enjoy your holiday in Tbilisi!

  2. Turo Vuorenpuro
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Good Evening Georgia! Perhaps you will consider using UPS, DHL or other international courier service next time instead of normal postal service? It may cost you more in the beginning but at the end you pay less when there’s no need to get stuck in some expensive boring city and pay for hostel/hotel and never knowing when your parcel will actually arrive…

    I think the same “Poor man can’t afford to buy cheap stuff!” principle I personally follow applies to buying any gears why I would never do what you did regarding sleeping bag and tent. It just doesn’t make any sense to buy heavy sleeping bag and getting new lighter one a few days later due to poor planning. Or buying cheap tent which breaks down soon and then being forced to buy the tent which will last longer. Especially when you already knew that tent to be weak quality after breaking one in the past. It doesn’t make any good impact from the environmental point of view too.

    Well, I trust you have learned the lesson now and hope you did not take personally what I happened to say here. Anyway good journey for you and please write more of those stories where you actually tell us all what happened as that’s what at least me & Erik want to read from you! 🙂

  3. Posted September 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for your constructive comment Turo!
    A man learns from mistakes, and so do I. But in my defense, halti tent was already two years old (not bought for this trip)and with brand new (golden)poles.
    The sleeping bag was logistically a bad purchase, but the price was 50% off, so I decided to buy it in any case.
    The post service in Georgia surprised me, but again, in my defense, two Swiss bikers used local Armenian post, and got their parcel in four days. Also the itella (Finnish post office) assured, that the parcel will arrive within ten working days. If somebody assures you, you usually trust them. Especially in Finland.

    But these things just makes trip more interesting, which also gives more stories to write about.

    Cheers

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