Moving from Turkey into Georgia means getting away from Islamic influence and into former Sovjet territory. The change in culture and people is quite striking; welcome back to sovjet appartment blocks, shorts, skirts and alcohol.

Batumi is largely under reconstruction, with quite some streets away from the center still consisting of temporary pebbles. The parts that are finished look beautiful though.
The new fountain in front of the opera; check out where the water is coming from...
Georgia has it's own special alphabet, making it a bit difficult to find your way around.