Street chaos in Georgia is obvious from the very first day you arrive.
Pedestrians walk as if they were wondering by the seaside. Groups of people move together in an aimless way and occupy the entire walkway. Each person has a different pace and track. The worst part begins when they decide to cross the road. The logic is simple – you need to cross the road? You cross the Road! No matter where, and no matter when. You just go. Drivers are no exception. You can see cars changing lanes and routes not minding the signs at all. Don’t risk driving a car in Georgia. Better walk in the bohemian style, so typical for Georgians, or catch a taxi, which is so cheap over here. Taxi drivers will make sure your ride isn’t silent. If you manage to communicate with them, soon you will learn all the secrets of Georgian Government, all the details of the world history, and maybe even find out who killed John F. Kennedy. Don’t be surprised if driver asks your age or tells you it’s time to get married and have children. If you are heading for a long trip, best solution is to have your local friend to translate the driver’s speech. You might learn more about Georgia, than from any other source.
Traffic in Tbilisi
Photo Source: Béla György Vincze