Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tea with a story

What do you do when two of your bicycles are stolen? How do you live with it? What do you do in order to solve this problem?

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Our team on the way to Rustaveli

I don’t know about you, but we just tried our luck in tea selling business in Tbilisi, Georgia. So, what do you have to do in order to sell tea and coffee in the centre of Tbilisi? Here is our beginners guide in how to start your own tea selling business.

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Optimus fuel stove – engine of the business

First of all you have to find a way how to introduce the local community with your business and with your story – we gathered pieces of cardboard and wrote about our adventure and the incident in Crimea. After you have done this, the next step would be to find a suitable place where you can approach your customers – we chose a place next to the Rustaveli Metro station. Last, but not least, you need to gather the needed equipment – a portable stove, a kettle, tea and/or coffee, water and some courage. When you have taken care of all of the previously mentioned aspects, all you have to do is to enjoy the show.

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A regular working day in Tbilisi

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A group photo after the last cup of tea has been sold

P.S. This is just a little insight in our project. A more thorough video about our day in tea selling will follow in the near future.

Odessa: the saga continues

Riga-Odessa – 2880km travelled. Distance from home – 1250km.

How Many Roads in Odessa

How Many Roads in Odessa

When telling stories about Odessa, it will always remain as the city where we encountered the Fireman – Pozharnik. He is indeed a fascinating character and it’s no great wonder that he, Pushkin’s Kitchen and the surrounding happenings are the first to cross our minds when recalling Odessa. Nevertheless, there are more things worth telling about our stay in Odessa, which was somewhat longer than those two bohemian days. Pozharnik is only one of the million inhabitants of Odessa – the third largest city in Ukraine. Continue reading