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Jízda maršrutkou je velmi společenskou záležitostí. Je to prakticky jako kdybychom spolu byli na večeři - kdyby tedy u stolu bylo méně židlí než lidí. #sowietunion #marshrutka #armenia

God takes care of drunk, children and the USA. Otto von Bismarck
All of the above is on the photo. #berdyansk #ladakalina #marshrutka #eschost2017

What better way to commemorate your service in @peacecorpsukraine than a #marshrutka and a #beet ?

Good night folks! The 3-hour #marshrutka trip from Almaty to #Bishkek, the hot weather and all the walking made me very tired. I hope tonight I can sleep tight like this fellow. #Kyrgyzstan #kgz

Новий кондуктор на маршруті #509 либонь з 6-ї ранку курсує - вигляд стомлений #kyiv #instakyiv #marshrutka #sadpanda

Maršrutkas smukiņas un ar mazu nobraukumu #georgia #marshrutka

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A 4h de route du bidonville de Didube #marshrutka #kazbegi

Watching hazelnut transactions while waiting for the minibus to depart. 🚌🌰💰💵⚖️#bus #hazelnuts #forsale #peacecorps #marshrutka #თხილი #სამეგრელო #წალენჯიხა #грузия #самегрело

💙💛 #україна#ukraine#mural#ukrainianculture#easterneurope#rozipodrozniczka#marshrutka#traveler#ukrainiangirl#blueyellow#vsco Fragment długiego muru pokrytego muralami obrazującymi historię Ukrainy.

19 August 2013 /

Mtskheta, Georgia /

Truth be told, I got some culture shock when I first arrived in Georgia. It was one of the most "foreign" places I had been to at the time, and didn't know quite what to expect. The combination of post-Soviet upheaval, mysterious Georgian alphabet, little English spoken (and I'm not usually one to complain about that), genuinely not knowing much about the country, and the weird modernity and traditionalism in Tbilisi affected me more than I was expecting, and I was content in my first five days in Tbilisi just hanging out at my hostel and only spending a few hours each day exploring the city.

Then on the sixth day, I was feeling confident enough to explore further and took a day trip to Mtskheta, under an hour away by #marshrutka. Outside the town was ancient Jvari monastery situated atop a hill from where I took this photo.

Nowadays, I rarely get this apprehensive about travelling to new places, but it's nice to recall certain feelings when you travel. Whether it's joy or nervousness, simple contentment or perhaps even fear, these feelings form powerful associations with the places we've been. I'd go on to spend two more weeks in Georgia, and would have an amazing journey exploring a truly beautiful country with beautiful people (so stay tuned as I look back)! #mtskheta #georgia #caucasus #patrickandgeorgia #wandern #wanderer #travelphotography #wanderlust #vagabond #unesco #unescoworldheritage #saqartvelo #aragvi #mtkvari #orthodoxchurch #jvari #offthebeatenpath #memories #backpacking #potd #photooftheday #picoftheday #followme #traveltheworld #travelblog #whereintheworld #undiscovered #sakartvelo #грузия

Enjoying this beautiful ukrainian city 🇺🇦
#lvivcity #summer #holidays #ukraine #marshrutka #thankstoourukrainianfriends

Maršrutkas smukiņas un ar mazu nobraukumu #georgia #marshrutka

Marshrutka, a torture sort of transportation.
For everyone who doesn't know:
Marshrutka - modified minivan used for public transport. In Europe van fits 8+1 people and has bunch of space for the luggage. In Caucasus (and central Asia) the same van is modified to fit 15+1 or even 18+1 people in some editions, of course with all the luggage included. It doesn't mean that you can't fit 22+ people, because to addition to seats there might be a wooden chair or two, and you can put 3 people on 2 seats too!
How? Play tetris and you might figure it out. In special occasions your luggage might go on the roof, but that actually rarely happens. And some relics, crosses and saints pictures are a necessary part in Georgia and Armenia! Because God will protect you when you are driving 100+ km/h (with cigarette in hand) on a shitty shitty road
#marshrutka #relics #cross #crowd #armenia #transport #travel #torture #caucasus #definition #religion #hayastan

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