Christmas Special II – My Georgian Gift

So if you ever go home after a couple of months in any country or even region in the world, you will run into the situation where you start thinking of presents. Especially when you are going home for Christmas.

I started playing Sherlock and started combining and considering my options. Not much money. A significant amount of spare time. Techie. Lot’s of photos from Georgia. The will to create something personal, that not essentially comes from a shop and cost like 95 tetri.

So I started collecting 13 photos for a calender. 13? Yeah. One for the front page and twelve for the months. I ended up with around 25 pictures, so I started to do a two week cycle calender.

I created a calender draft with the excellent open source and free Scribus software. To make the whole thing more interesting and good looking, I did not only add captions in German, but also in Georgian.

There were certainly a few spelling mistakes for which I sincerely apologize, but no insider will notice them anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here would be the last of captions in German and English:

Front page: Gelati near Kutaisi, Imereti. – แƒ’แƒ”แƒšแƒแƒขแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒฅแƒฃแƒ—แƒแƒ˜แƒกแƒ˜, แƒ˜แƒ›แƒ”แƒ แƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.

Jan 1: Mestia, Svaneti. – แƒ›แƒ”แƒกแƒ—แƒ˜แƒ, แƒกแƒ•แƒแƒœแƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.
Jan 2: Cemetery in Batumi, Adjara. – แƒกแƒแƒกแƒแƒคแƒšแƒแƒ แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Feb 1: Mtikhala, Adjara. – แƒ›แƒ—แƒ˜แƒฎแƒแƒšแƒ, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Feb 2: Kutaisi at night, Imereti. – แƒฅแƒฃแƒ—แƒแƒ˜แƒกแƒ˜ แƒฆแƒแƒ›แƒ˜แƒก, แƒ˜แƒ›แƒ”แƒ แƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.
Mar 1: Botanical Garden near Batumi, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒยญแƒขแƒยญแƒœแƒ˜ยญแƒ™แƒฃยญแƒ แƒ˜ แƒ‘แƒแƒฆแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Mar 2: Sameba, Adjara. – แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒ”แƒ‘แƒ, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Apr 1: Mestia, Svaneti. – แƒ›แƒ”แƒกแƒ—แƒ˜แƒ, แƒกแƒ•แƒแƒœแƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.
Apr 2: Botanical Garden near Batumi, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒยญแƒขแƒยญแƒœแƒ˜ยญแƒ™แƒฃยญแƒ แƒ˜ แƒ‘แƒแƒฆแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
May 1: Port in Batumi, Adjara. – แƒžแƒแƒ แƒขแƒ˜, แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
May 2: Botanical Garden near Batumi, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒยญแƒขแƒยญแƒœแƒ˜ยญแƒ™แƒฃยญแƒ แƒ˜ แƒ‘แƒแƒฆแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Jun 1: Chkaduashi, Samegrelo. – แƒฉแƒ™แƒแƒ“แƒฃแƒแƒจแƒ˜, แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒ”แƒ’แƒ แƒ”แƒšแƒ.
Jun 2: Port in Batumi, Adjara. – แƒžแƒแƒ แƒขแƒ˜, แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Jul 1: Batumi Centre, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜ แƒฌแƒ”แƒœแƒ—แƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Jul 2: Sameba, Adjara. – แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒ”แƒ‘แƒ, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Aug 1: Batumi at night, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜ แƒฆแƒแƒ›แƒ˜แƒก, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Aug 2: Beach in Batumi, Adjara. – แƒกแƒแƒœแƒแƒžแƒ˜แƒ แƒ แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Sep 1: Mandarins in Sameba, Adjara. – แƒ›แƒแƒœแƒ“แƒแƒ แƒ˜แƒœแƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜ แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒ”แƒ‘แƒแƒจแƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Sep 2: Mountains in Svaneti. – แƒ›แƒ—แƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜ แƒกแƒ•แƒแƒœแƒ”แƒ—แƒจแƒ˜.
Oct 1: Autumn in Zugdidi, Samegrelo. – แƒจแƒ”แƒ›แƒแƒ“แƒ’แƒแƒ›แƒ แƒ–แƒฃแƒ’แƒ“แƒ˜แƒ“แƒจแƒ˜, แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒ”แƒ’แƒ แƒ”แƒšแƒ.
Oct 2: Botanical Garden near Batumi, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒยญแƒขแƒยญแƒœแƒ˜ยญแƒ™แƒฃยญแƒ แƒ˜ แƒ‘แƒแƒฆแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Nov 1: Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti. – แƒ‘แƒแƒ แƒฏแƒแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒฌแƒฎแƒ”-แƒฏแƒแƒ•แƒแƒฎแƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.
Nov 2: Vardzia, Samtskhe-Javakheti. – แƒ•แƒแƒ แƒซแƒ˜แƒ, แƒกแƒแƒ›แƒฌแƒฎแƒ”-แƒฏแƒแƒ•แƒแƒฎแƒ”แƒ—แƒ˜.
Dec 1: Botanical Garden near Batumi, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒยญแƒขแƒยญแƒœแƒ˜ยญแƒ™แƒฃยญแƒ แƒ˜ แƒ‘แƒแƒฆแƒ˜ แƒแƒฎแƒšแƒแƒก แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.
Dec 2: Batumi at night, Adjara. – แƒ‘แƒแƒ—แƒฃแƒ›แƒ˜ แƒฆแƒแƒ›แƒ˜แƒก, แƒแƒ“แƒฏแƒแƒ แƒ.

Here is the link to the calender PDF:
Kal_draft

So I went to print the PDF at a copy shop and the photos at a photo printing machine (13*18 cm), glued them into the calender and that was it. I made around 5 calenders and two are still in the making. I will have to give them to people later, but they are not limited to 2011, so it’s not a big deal.

Also, if anyone is seriously interested in getting the PDF file in another language or getting the pictures for an own calender, let me know and we will figure out how to transfer the pictures to you (all in all, at full resolution, they are pretty big in file size).

And now enjoy the slide show with the calender pictures!

PS: I made one calender for my Georgian family, but apparently they either didn’t like it or I have to reexplain the concept of calenders. They browsed through it, rewrapped it and it’s idling in the wrapping paper ever since. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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About Paul

Hey, my name is Paul and I will be going to Georgia for one year to assist English language teachers in public schools through the "Teach and Learn with Georgia" program.
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One Response to Christmas Special II – My Georgian Gift

  1. George says:

    Your pictures are awesome!

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