Tuesday, September 13, 2005

This never gets old

Tbilisi Price Index, September 2005, approximate conversion

Small bag of sunflower seeds from lady on the corner: 10 cents

Blowout at the salon (don't get excited gents): $2.50

Monthly gym membership at the Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel: $120

Monthly gym membership at your hidden little dive: $20

Scrumptious Georgian meal from the family around the corner who would like for you to marry someone, anyone in their family, and which lasts for two days: $3

City bus, on the days when the streets seem to be open: 10 cents

A vegetable haul consisting of: onions, cilantro, tomatoes, grapes, carrots, peppers, and lettuce: $3

The expression on your face when you point out your little vegetable market to your Georgian friend and she says "God, it's so expensive there, what are you thinking?": Priceless

Mastercard: only useful for picking your teeth in Tbilisi


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