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We landed quite late with the two hour time difference and got our rental car. The Thrifty rental desk at the international airport was totally manual and it took a while. There were no phone sim card stores open at the airport that late so we had to guess at how to get to our apartment...and once there we could not open the email to get the code. Luckily this 68 year old brain remembered it from four days back. I can't believe after all this time traveling that I forgot to open those damn confirmations before we left the last hotel and copy everything down...LOL.
Our home for the next week is this lovely find on Airbnb...everying we need for $18 a day...OMG. Thankfully I booked it over a year ago. We crashed and slept well into the next morning.
For our first day out we drove to the central district and parked the car. From there we took the rope-way |(cable car) up to the fortress that overlooks the city. The fortress walls date back to 500AD, there's an old church on the grounds from 800 AD and the statue of Mother of Russia in gleaming aluminum overlooks the city below.
Our last day in Tbilisi was spent at home reading and catching up on some projects. I edited ten pages from the Great Nepal Treks and Expedition website and submitted them for uploading. Bobbie did a lot of reading an napping. It was a good rest day for us both. Tomorrow we head to Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin.