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German objection on visa-free for Georgia shows racism is still alive in Germany

It has been almost three years that I have first visited Saarbruecken, Germany, within the frames of a study visit to Saarland University.  Not sure what my great grandpa that nearly lost his life in 1944 fighting German Nazism (well, he was lucky to survive unlike 300 000  Georgian victims of Nazism) would feel about the fact that I loved Deutschland from the first sight.

Since 2013 I have crossed the EU border for different purposes dozens of times: for Erasmus exchange semester, to attend meetings of Erasmus Student Network or even to meet my beloved one for a date. The last summer Estonian consul granted me a visa just for 27 days instead of 45 that I asked.  So after traveling around Europe for 27 days in August, I had to apply for another week long visa in September to reach Budapest and attend a meeting of Europe-wide student organization I volunteered for. As there was a long queue of visa applicants in a respective consulate, I could not manage to even make an appointment to hand in the visa documents, so could not get a visa and canceled my trip to Budapest.

In two months or so I will move to Hungary, this time for doing a year long Master degree in Budapest and to be honest, I am already getting worried. It is not a fear of not getting a long term study visa. I am rather nervous for facing possible negative stereotypes and judgments towards me because of my nationality. Thanks to some German politicians and  anti-Georgian hysteria of German media I will now have to put a lot more efforts to avoid negative judgments and attitudes towards me because of my Georgianness.

For those not being aware of the events that pushed me writing this note: several days ago famous German magazine ‘Bild’ published the article ‘’Germany rejects visa-free regime for Georgia. Internal expert warns: “Georgian asylum seekers are criminals as no other group of foreigners.’’ As Mr. Armin Schuster (CDU) mentions ‘’there’s a high rate of criminal among Georgians’’ and added that ‘’this number is higher than in any foreigner nationals.’’ He assumed that more Georgians entering to Germany after visa-free would mean higher criminal rates in Germany. However, official data from Germany do not prove Mr. Schuster’s statements. His comments towards Georgian nationals were not just politically incorrect and disrespectful, but it is a lie, whether intentional or not.

Here is why: As German official statistics show Georgian nationals are responsible just for 4.0% of those crimes committed by foreign nationals in Germany. Georgians are far behind in this than not just those countries already enjoying visa-free regime to the EU, such as FYROM, Serbia, Albania or BiH, but also the number of crimes committed by Georgians are less than that of EU members, like Italy, Bulgaria, Greece or Romania. The number of Georgian theft suspects comprise just 7,6% of  non-German offenders in Germany. Georgian smugglers are less than 3% of all smugglers in there.

The anti-Georgian hysteria in German media and politicians are not just incorrect. It is wrong on many levels. A strong exaggeration on Georgians’ criminality while intentionally forgetting the crimes committed by other EUropean nations reveal deep-set orientalism in German media and some of German decision-makers. It is not just orientalism however but racism as well to portray the entire nation as bunch of criminals.

Assuming the person will commit a crime just because of his nationality or ethnicity, gender, sexuality or whatsoever is nothing but racism. The saddest thing here though is that decision makers from Germany as a powerful country are able to exercise their power of naming. Applying these racist labels to Georgians and portraying us as criminals might influence  constructed, emerging reality of situation. These racist notions about Georgia coming from Germany will create full set of negative stereotypes about my country around Europe. And, it will have considerable influence on Georgia’s European integration process.

German unwillingness to grant visa-free regime to Georgia most likely is linked to German decision makers’ loyalty towards Russia and/or possible Russian pressure on Germany to block Georgia’s western aspirations. As Russia still sees Georgia as its backyard and is fearful of the outcomes of Georgia’s irreversible pro-Western course, the German veto on Georgia’s step closer to the EU makes perfect sense.

The Georgian government and the civil society tried hard to fulfill the criteria for obtaining a visa-free regime. The country implemented numerous reforms in all possible spheres to meet the standards set by the EU. And despite the fact that all major actors on the Union’s supranational level and beyond acknowledge Georgia’s progress, couple of national governments led by Germany use racist rhetoric to block the decision. This move significantly damages the credibility of the EU as trustworthy partner not only in Georgia, but in the whole Caucasus region and wider Eastern Europe.

Visa-liberalisation for Georgia is rather a symbolic step. Those Georgians including myself that afford to travel to the EU to attend conferences, visit museums or attend concerts, are already doing so after obtaining visas. The ones that have no reason to visit Schengen area or have not got enough financial resources to make their holidays to the EU will not be able to go there anyway. Therefore, granting a visa-free regime to Georgia is not about refugee crises but about freer movement of students, youngsters, tourism and study trips.

I am fully agreeing with my Georgian fellows who think that anti-Georgian campaign and an attempt to exaggerate Georgian crime rates to Germany could be connected to some parties’ will to increase fear of refugee crises and gain votes in upcoming elections. (But what these crimes tell us is that visas cannot stop the flow of criminals).

Based on my good knowledge of the European history of the last 100 years, It is hardly new from German decision makers to show prejudice or discrimination to persons based on their race, ethnicity or nationality, but it is still sad to realize that the politicians that need to support the Europeanization process have not gone far from fascism.

And, after all, is not it bigotry to offend and deprive entire nation for your political goals? How can the EU promote tolerance, acceptance, human rights and other European values while some of its major decision makers are racists themselves?

Otto Kobakhidze,

Georgian/European citizen,

Psychological Anthropology student from Tbilisi State University

 

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A kind of iron curtain between me and the most of Europe: Here is how Estonian consul spoiled my summer and fall plans.

It has been almost two decades since one of my compatriot stated in the Council of Europe: ‘’I’m Georgian, therefore, I am European.’’ I do fully agree to his words, I am Georgian and yes, I am European. However, there is an iron curtain between me and the most of the Europe, where I do believe I belong to.

It was back in April or May this year when my sociology professor informed me about the possibility to apply for a summer school about semiotics in Tartu, Estonia. I have been interested in semiotics for a quite long time , therefore didn’t hesitate to apply for it.  Fortunately, my application turned out to be successful, Tartu LLL center accepted my application and I won Estonian government’s scholarship to attend the programme in August. Besides, my friends from all over Europe decided to meet up in Barcelona that was supposed to happen right before my summer school in Estonia. Thus, I booked my first flight ticket to Spain, then another flight ticket from Barcelona to Tallinn thus to attend the summer school.

As my last schengen visa was expired in February, I needed to apply for another schengen zone visa from Estonian consulate. After attending the summer school in Estonia I planned to visit Latvia and Lithuania as well after finishing the summer school. Another detail was that after coming back from this August trip, I had to leave to Qatar for work, and soon after, in the middle of September, to Budapest as well, to attend a sort of meeting of my organization- Erasmus Student Network. As long as I was intending to travel before, I wouldn’t have any time to apply for another visa, so I thought to apply for a bit longer visa from Estonian consulate to cover September period as well.

For those who are not my friends and read this post and know much about me- I’m 23 years old MA student in psychological anthropology.  Besides my studies I have two jobs in non-governmental organizations here in Georgia and also, I volunteer for Europe-wide student organization Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

So, as the consulate requires I have gathered all the documents, bank statement, hostel bookings, flight tickets etc. to present it to the consulate. I have even written a letter to the consul in which I have elaborated about my situation and explained her that giving me 45 or 90 days visa would prevent me from another bureaucratic visa obtaining process for which I didn’t have time as I would be outside of Georgia most of my time till September. My letter also informed her that I volunteer for ESN thanks to which I have helped many international students here in Tbilisi, Estonians among them. I have mentioned as well that the organization I was volunteering for benefits international students and supports European integration process. And that, my September trip to Budapest was my attempt to contribute to this process.

The way the consul talked to me and treated me was outrageous. First, she denied the authenticity of my employment letter by my second employer as it was printed with a black and white (well, there was a contact info about my employer and later on, she could easily recheck whether the letter was valid or not) and also, questioned my another employment letter too as the quality of organization’s logo on the paper had a tiny stripe due to the printer’s problem.

  • You have so many documents…
  • That’s what according to the rules I am asked to bring.
  • You don’t have that many visas
  • Well, out of my last three years I had four shengen visas and Slovak residence permit too, half of my time during the last three year I could live there in schengen zone or could do so if I wanted to.
  • But, you will spend less than half of your time in Estonia… Maybe it’s better to apply from Spanish consulate as you enter that country the first
  • Sorry, but according to the laws of the EU which you have written on your online application form as well, one should get a visa where s/he will spend most of his time/ where he goes for a primary reason. ..

Yes, it is fun and yet my pleasure to explain to the EUropean diplomats about the laws that they make.

  • You go to Spain. You need money for Spain… where’s your bank statement?
  • It’s there, under that paper.
  • I do not know, you spend more time on travelling than staying in Estonia for the summer school..
  • Well, it is summer, I have holidays that time and I want to travel, I guess it is not that hard to understand…

And, needless to say, not just words but the way how they are pronounced, in what manner, tone etc. is important to get the meaning behind these words too. The process of proving someone how nice person you are to get a visa, that you are worth to obtain it is totally annoying and disrespectful. Especially, if this is accompanied by the diplomat’s unwelcoming gestures and attitudes.

Seven days after, I headed to the consulate to get my passport with visa or without it. So, here is where another adventure of mine has begun. The consul didn’t take into account my ‘request’ to grant me a visa that would cover September period too. I just got 27 days with a right of single entry that expired on 27th of August.

First, because of this in August I had to book earlier ticket from Vilnius to Georgia and I cancelled my visit to Belarus.

So, in August, while sitting on the classes of the summer school I had to rather concentrate on visa issue than on the semiotics classes. I asked a Georgian friend of mine Kate to somehow manage  my  appointment in Latvian embassy (that issues short term visas on behalf of Hungarian embassy here in Georgia). After numerous unsuccessful unanswered calls my friend finally managed to talk to someone from Latvian consulate. As they’ve said, they do not have any free time left to make an appointment even until October. Therefore, I cannot simply bring my documents there and cannot even apply. (In November the last year I had to wait in a queue in Latvian embassy twice for several hours just to bring my documents there, so I have a bad experience with them).

Then I tried to obtain it from Lithuanian consulate. As I’ve already got two visas from them and they have been quite friendly, I thought it might work at least. For two weeks, a friend of mine was trying to call to their consulate but no one was answering to her calls. Also I have tried to call to Lithuanian embassy in Estonia whether I could get a visa from Tallinn but they’ve said it was impossible and that I had to go to Tbilisi to apply for it. Then I remembered one of my friend’s friend is working in Lithuanian embassy or consulate. Asked a friend of mine if he could help me with getting an alternative number or info from them. My friend gave me an email of one of the employees of LT consulate. So, I e-mailed to that woman. Automatic reply from that e-mail redirected me to another employee’s email. The next day, I got a reply with another/alternative number  where to call for an appointment and apologies, that there is something wrong with their official phone number that they can’t fix. So, now finally, my friend managed to call them after two weeks. I got the same answer, they have got no free time for making an appointment for me until the end of September or so.

So, during my visits to different countries this August, instead of enjoying my holidays, I was rather being nervous, anxious and felt hopeless.

What else should I have done? I feel desperate a bit. Already paid for the tickets. I am the one supposed to represent ESN Georgia and apparently, I cannot do it just because I was refused to be given a bit longer visa by Estonian consul and then, because the embassies and consulates are not working efficiently enough to satisfy all the requests of Georgian citizens. Why shouldn’t I have even a possibility to apply? How fair do you think it is?

I do often hear from high officials of Baltic States how supportive they are towards Georgia’s EUropean aspirations. But then, I see totally opposite politics by their representatives to my country. What else can be bigger obstacle to Georgia’s European integration process than not allowing a Georgian student to meet his peers from other European countries? What else can be more harmful for Georgia’s future than not giving a possibility to Georgian students and youngsters to travel to other parts of Europe? Do these politicians and diplomats really think they help Georgia with providing joint military trainings while they prevent people-to-people contacts between Georgians and other Europeans?

Probably, I shouldn’t complain much as long as I’ve travelled to 24 countries of Europe while the abovementioned bureaucracy is not allowing many of my Georgian peers to visit anything. And, yet after visiting 24 European countries apparently I am still ‘dangerous’ that one day I might stay there somewhere in the EU.

Honestly, I am smart enough not to spend most of my energy to change smth to better to anywhere else but in my country. I do not need or want to stay anywhere else and feel discriminated afterwards. But sometimes, due to some business or youth exchange or love of whatsoever, we do travel and move around. Apparently, some Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or other representatives from different European countries to Georgia are afraid.. of students like me passing by their countries and do fail to understand that why all these travels, events etc. are important for us.

I might be from a third world country. And, yes, my country might be having a low GDP per capita, low standard of living and so on. But does it really grant any rights to some embassies or consulates to treat me without dignity and respect? Is not it mentioned in universal human rights declaration written primarily by Europeans and westerners in general that ‘’All men are created equal?’’

P.S. Once my central European friend told me: probably it’s better to change your citizenship? Never – I replied.

I’d rather try my best to make a passport of my country much powerful rather to change it so that future generations of Georgians will not have to experience the same – arrogance, racism and discriminations by foreigner diplomats.

סיבות מדוע לא לבקר בגאורגיה35

        אין פינות חן באזוריםהכפריים

Alaverdi

                                                    זהו אחד ממרכזי הערים המכוערים ביותר והבלתי ייחודיים בעולם

Tbilisi, Georgia

                                                                                  הרחובות בטביליסי מכוערים כמו הרחוב הזה

Leonidze Street Tbilisi

                                                  בפרט כשמוצאים בכמה מהם דלתות מכוערות בסגנון אר נובו כמו זו

Art Nouveau Tbilisi

                                                                                ריקודי עם גאורגיים משעממים כל כך ולא יפים

georgian dance

                                                                                                              אין אגמים ציוריים בהרים

abudelaurebi

                                                                              המטבח הגאורגי דל כל כך ואינו אנין טעם בכלל

sufra

                                                                                       החצ’אפורי בפרט לא נראה מעורר תיאבון

Hachapuri2N

אין להם לא בתי קפה אמנותיים

amorame

וגם לא מקומות בילוי תת-קרקעיים

arsad

וגם אין ברים בסגנון היפסטרי בטביליסי

dive bar

כל הערים והעיירות בגאורגיה מיושנות ולא-מודרניות

Batumi

כל הכנסיות בגאורגיה נראות אותו הדבר

batumiChurch

ערוצי הנחלים כאן מוריקים וקרירים כל כך בקיץ, אבל למי אכפת, נכון?

kanioni

הנוף של קזבגי כל כך משעמם ומכוער

kazbegilandscape

מערת קרוברה היא המערה העמוקה ביותר בעולם, אבל… שיהיה

krubera

סניף מקדונלדס בבטומי לא נחשב אחד מן היפים בעולם

mcbatumi

יש רכבלים נטושים ומסוכנים, שמדיפים ניחוח סובייטי

mwvane koncxi

במוזיאונים בגאורגיה תמצאו כתרי זהב מכוערים כמו זה, בני למעלה מאלפיים שנה

okrossayure

המערות בגאורגיה משעממות כל כך ואינן צבעוניות

promete

הכרמים אינם מיוחדים, אפילו שגאורגיה היא ערש היין

rachavineyard

לא תוכלו להשתתף בפעילויות כיפיות כשאתם בגאורגיה

RAFTING-03

הכבישים בגאורגיה לא מושכים את העין

roads

בבירה שלהם, טביליסי, אין עיר עתיקה, ואין שום דבר לראות פרט לבניינים סובייטיים

rustaveli

לא תוכלו לעשות שום דבר מעניין בחופי הים של גאורגיה

sanapiro

הסתיו אף פעם אינו מורגש בהריה של גאורגיה

shemodgoma

עיירה גאורגית יפה היא מיתוס שאף אחד לא מאמין שהוא קיים

sighnaghi

לא תמצאו שם מקומות שמתאימים לסקי

svaneti

או נוף יפה של שקיעה בחוף של אצ’ארה

batumisunset

כל הכפרים בגאורגיה חשוכים כל כך בלילה

svanetinight

לפעמים שולחנות בגאורגיה ממש ריקים מאוכל, כמו זה

tina-kandelaki-2

?הכפר אושגולי היא הכפר המיושב הגבוה ביותר באירופה, אבל מדוע שמישהו יטרח להגיע לשם

ushguli

כרי האחו אפורים כל כך, בפרט עם ההרים האלה ברקע

vardzia

המסעדה הגבוהה ביותר שלהם, זורולדי, נמצאת בגובה של 2,340 מ’ בלבד

zuruldi

בגאורגיה תמצאו את האלפבית המכוער הזה, שאיננו ייחודי כלל

alphabet

לבסוף, לגאורגים אין תחושת סולידריות

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35 PRIEŽASTYS KODĖL VISIŠKAI NEVERTA APSILANKYTI GRUZIJOJE

Ten nerasite jokių gražių vaizdų kaimo vietovėseAlaverdi

Tai viena iš bjauriausių ir neunikaliausių sostinių pasaulyje.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisio gatvės yra pilkos ir negražios

Leonidze Street Tbilisi

Tuo įsitikinsite, pastebėję bjaurias “art noveau” stiliaus duris.

Art Nouveau Tbilisi

Gruzinų tradiciniai šokiai yra neįdomus ir niekuo neišsiskiriantys

georgian dance

Kalnuose nerasite jokių vaizdingų ežerų.

abudelaurebi

O Gruzinų virtuvė yra skurdi ir nepasižyminti išskirtiniu skoniu.

sufra

Ypač žymusis Khachapuris, kurio išvaizda visiškai nekelia apetito

Hachapuri2N

Gruzijoje taip pat nerasite gražių ir jaukių Meno Kavinių

amorame

Nei išskirtinių vietų pogrindyje

arsad

Ir tikrai net nesitikėkite rasti hipsterių barų Tbilisyje.

dive bar

Visi Gruzijos miestai ir miesteliai yra senoviški ir nemodernūs. 

Batumi

 Ir nors Gruzijoje rastumėte daugybę bažnyčių, jos visos atrodo taip pat.

batumiChurch

Kanijonai yra žali ir atgaivinantys karštomis vasaros dienomis, tačiau – kam tai rūpi?

kanioni

O žymiojo Kazbegio peizažas- nuobodus ir neypatingas

kazbegilandscape

Krubera Ola yra gyliausia pasaulyje, tačiau kam tai įdomu?

krubera

Batumio Makdonaldas nėra įvardinamas kaip vienas gražiausių pasaulyje

mcbatumi

O apleisti kebeliniai keliai atrodo sovietiškai ir svarbiausia- labai pavojingai

mwvane koncxi

Gruzijos muziejuje rasite tokias pasenusias auksines diademas (keli šimtmečiai prieš Kristų)

okrossayure

O Gruzijos olos nuobodžios ir nespalvingos.

promete

Vynuogynai niekuo neišsiskiria, nors Gruzija ir laikoma vyno gimtine

rachavineyard

Jei visgi išdrįstumėte atvykti į Gruziją, čia jokia aktyvia veikla negalėsite užsiimti, nes ji tiesiog čia neegzistuoja.

RAFTING-03

Sklando gandai, kad Gruzijos keliai ypač nevaizdingi

roads

O sostinėje Tbilisyje nėrasite nuostabaus senamiesčio, tik sovietinius pastatus

rustaveli

Pajūryje nieko smagaus negalėsite nuveikti

sanapiro

Rudens spalvų niekad neišvysite Gruzijos kalnuose

shemodgoma

O jaukūs Gruzijos misteliai yra mitas, kuriuo niekas netiki.

sighnaghi

Jei trokštate slidinėti, Gruzijoje tokios vietos neužtiksite.

svaneti

Tačiau, jei trokštate išvysti nuostabų saulėlydį – Acharos paplūdimys nėra tam tinkama vieta.

batumisunset

Tiesa, kad visi Gruzijos kaimai naktimis paskęsta visiškoje tamsoje

svanetinight

Ir kartais gruziniški stalai yra tušti

tina-kandelaki-2

Svanetijos kaimas Ushguli yra aukčiausioje vietoje Europoje, tačiau kas gi ten norėtų nuvykti?

ushguli

Ypač tuomet kai aplinkui tik pilkos pievos kalnų papėdese.

vardzia

Restoranas Zuruldi yra pakilęs 2340 metrus virš jūros lygio. Nemaloniai aukštai, argi ne?

zuruldi

Taip pat Gruzijoje visur matysite keistą ir neįdomią abėcėlę… bent jau jie teigia, kad tai abėcėlė.

alphabet

Ir galiausiai, Gruzijoje solidarumas neegzistuoja

Freedom Defenders Day commemoration in Tbilisi

Freedom Defenders Day commemoration in Tbilisi

Lithuanian Translation by Justina Vaitiekūnaitė and Dovilė Vaičiulytė

35 Grunner til at du aldri bør besøke Georgia

Det er ingen vakre steder på landsbygdenAlaverdi

Dette er en av de styggeste og ikke unike sentrumene i verden, noensinne.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Gatene i Tbilisi er stygge som på dette bildet.

Leonidze Street Tbilisi

Spesielt når du ser noen stygge dører av stilen art nouveau som denne i noen av dem

Art Nouveau Tbilisi

De georgiske folkedansene er kjedelige og ikke vakre

georgian dance

Der er ingen idylliske innsjøer på fjellet

abudelaurebi

Georgisk kokkekunst er fattigslig og smaker ikke godt i det hele tatt

sufra

Spesielt virker ikke Khachapuri veldig appetittelig.

Hachapuri2N

De har heller ingen fine kunstkafeer

amorame

Heller ingen bra diskoteker

arsad

Heller ikke  hipsterbarer i Tbilisi

dive bar

Alle georgiske tettersteder og byer er så gammeldagse og umoderne

Batumi

Alle kirker i Georgia ser like ut

batumiChurch

Dalene her er grønne og svale om sommeren, men hvem bryr seg, eller hva?
kanioni

Landskapet i Kazbegi er så kjedelig og stygt

kazbegilandscape

Krubera hulen er den dypeste hulen i verden, hva så..

krubera

Batumi McDonalds anses ikke for å være en av de vakreste McDonalds-restauranter i verden

mcbatumi

Det finnes forlatte tauruter som ser så sovietiske og farlige ut

mwvane koncxi

Du finner så stygge gulldiademer i georgiske museer som dateres til flere århundrer f.Kr. 

okrossayure

Grottene er så kjedelige og fargeløse i Georgia

promete

Vinegårdene er ikke så spesielle, selv om Georgia er vinens krybbe

rachavineyard

Du kan ikke delta i noen gledelige aktiviteter på ditt opphold i dette landetRAFTING-03

Georgisk veier blir regnes for å være svært usjarmerende

roads

Hovedstaden Tbilisi har ingen gamle bydeler og det er ingenting å se utenom gamle sovietbygninger.

rustaveli

Det er ingeting interessant å gjøre på strendene der

sanapiro

Høsten er aldri i luften i det georgiske fjellet

shemodgoma

 En fin georgisk by er en myte ingen tror på

sighnaghi

Du vil ikke finne noen steder å stå på ski i Georgia

svaneti

Eller en fin solnedgang på stranden i Achara

batumisunset

Alle georgiske landsbyer er så mørke om natten

svanetinight

Noen ganger er de georgiske bordene tomme for mat

tina-kandelaki-2

Den svanetiske landsbyen Ushguli er den høyeste landsbyen i europa som er befolket, men hvorfor skulle noen dra dit?

ushguli

Engene er så grå, spesielt med disse fjellene i bakgrunnen

vardzia

Deres høyeste restaurant Zuruldi ligger bare på 2340 meter over havet

zuruldi

I Georgia vil du se dette stygge alfabetet som ikke er unikt i det hele tatt

alphabet

Sist, men ikke minst har georgiere ingen solidaritet.

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ნორვეგიული თარგმანი ეკუთვნის ჟანა სირბილაძეს

Translated into Norwegian by Zhana Sirbiladze

35 причин, из-за которых вы НЕ должны посетить Грузию!

Там нет красивых сельских местностейAlaverdi georgian dance Это один из самых уродливых и обыкновенных центр города Tbilisi, Georgia Вот такие уродливые улицы в Тбилиси Leonidze Street Tbilisi Особенно, когда встречаешь уродливые двери в стиле «art nouveau» на некоторых из них Art Nouveau Tbilisi В горах не увидишь живописных озер abudelaurebi В Тбилиси нет уютных арт кафе amorame Нет ни одного андерграунд бара arsad Нет и хипстерских баров в Тбилиси dive bar Все грузинские города такие старомодные и несовременные Batumi Все церкви в Грузии похожи друг на друга batumiChurch Грузинская кухня такая бедная и невкусная sufra Оссобенно хачапури, который выглядит так неаппетитно Hachapuri2N Летом каньоны такие зеленые и прохладные, но кому это интересно? kanioni Ландшафт в Казбеги очень уродливый и скучный kazbegilandscape В Грузии много блеклых и скучных пещер promete Там много заброшенных и опасных канатных дорог советского времени mwvane koncxi Даже Макдональдс в Батуми не считается одним из самым красивых в мире mcbatumi Пещера Крубера самая глубокая в мире, но кому стоит на это обратить внимание krubera Несмотря на то, что Грузия считается колыбелью виноделия, виноградники там не особо отличаются rachavineyard Невозможно участвовать ни в одном развлекательном мероприятии в этой стране RAFTING-03 Грузинские серпантинные дороги такие непривликательные roads В столице Грузии нет старого города и только одни советские здания rustaveli Нечем заняться на побережьях Грузииsanapiro Никогда не почувствуешь запах осени в горах Грузии shemodgoma В Грузии невозможно найти курорт для катания на лыжах svaneti Или там не увидишь прекрасный вид на закат на аджарском побережье batumisunset Никто не верит мифам о красивых грузинских маленьких городках sighnaghi Чаще всего грузинские столы накрыты так бедно tina-kandelaki-2 Деревня Ушгули в Сванетии самый высоко расположенный населенный пункт в Европе, но зачем кто-то должен подняться на такую высоту? ushguli Луга в Грузии оссобенно серые на фоне этих гор vardzia Ресторан “Зурулди“ не находится на высоте 2340 метров от уровня моря zuruldi Все грузинские деревни ужасно мрачные и угрюмые svanetinight А грузинский алфавит совсем неуникален и уродлив alphabet И напоследок: У грузин напрочно отсутствует чувство солидарности! DSC_0025 (2)

35 Gründe warum man Georgien NIE besuchen sollte

 Es gibt keinen schönen Orte auf dem Land

Alaverdi

 Das ist einer der hässlichsten und nicht einzigartigen Innenstädte der Welt.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Die Strassen sehen genau so hässlich aus wie dies da

Leonidze Street Tbilisi

Besonders dann, wenn man alte in der Stil von Art Neavau gebaute Türen sieht

Georgische Volksstänze sing sehr langweilig und überhaupt nicht schön

georgian dance

Es gibt keinen malerischen Seen in den Bergen

abudelaurebi

Georgische Küche ist voll mager und schmeckt gar nicht gut

sufra

Besonders Khachapuri sieht nicht so lecker aus

Hachapuri2N

Weder Haben sie schöne Kunst-Cafes 

amorame

Noch irgendwelche Underground Lokalen  

arsad

Auch keine hipster Bars in Tbilisi

dive bar

Alle georgische Städte und Gemeinden sehen altmodisch und gar nicht so modern aus

Batumi

Jede georgische Kirche sieht ganz ähnlich aus

batumiChurch

Schluchten hier sind so grün und kühl, aber wer kümmert sich darum, oder?

kanioni

Die Landschaft von Kazbegi ist so langweilich und hässlich

kazbegilandscape

Krubera Höhle ist die tiefste Höhle der Welt, aber was denn?…

krubera

Batumi McDonalds ist nicht als eine der schönsten in der Welt angenommen

mcbatumi

Es gibt abgelassene Seilbahne die so sowjetisch und gefährlich aussehen  

mwvane koncxi

Sie werden solche hässliche Gold Diademe in georgischen Museen finden, die aus mehreren Jahrhunderten v. Chr. stammen

okrossayure

Höhlen in Georgien sind so langweilich und gar nicht so bunt

promete

Weinberge sind gar nicht so außergewöhnlich, auch wenn Georgien als Wiege der Weine gennant ist

rachavineyard

In Georgien kann man sich in niergendwelchen Spaß machenden Aktivitäten teilnehmen

RAFTING-03

Georgische Strassen sind als sehr unattraktiv angenommen

roads

Die Hauptstadt Tbilisi hat keine Altstadt und  außer hässlichen sowjietischen Gebäuden gibt es nichts zum Ansehen

rustaveli

Auf den Strände kann man hier nichts interessantes tun

sanapiro

Der Herbst ist nie zu Fühlen in Georgischen Bergen

shemodgoma

Schöne georgische Städte sind Mythen, woran keiner glaubt

sighnaghi

Sie finden keine Orte in Georgien die zum Schifahren geeignet sind

svaneti

Oder eine schöne Aussicht während des Sonnenuntergangs auf dem Strand in Adjaria

batumisunset

Alle georgische Dörfer  sind so dunkel in der Nacht

svanetinight

Manchmal georgische Tische sind so leer vom Essen

tina-kandelaki-2

Swanetisches Dorf Ushguli ist das höchste angesiedeltes Dorf in Europa, aber warum sollte man es besuchen?

ushguli

Die Wiesen sind so grau, besonders mit solchen Bergen auf dem Hintergrund

vardzia

Das hochste Restauran Zuruldi ist nur 2340m über dem Meerespiegel

zuruldi

In Georgien werden Sie dieses hässliche Alphabet sehen, das überhaupt nicht eigenartig ist

alphabet

Schließlich Georgier haben kein Mitgefühl der Solidarität.

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