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Homo erectus archaeological site in Dmanisi, Georgia, 9 August 2019


  • 5 lari by marshrutka (mini-bus/taxicab) from Samgori, Tbilisi. We got off the Samgori metro stop and asked around and people directed us to the bus station.
  • 2 hours from Tbilisi to Dmanisi.
  • 15-20 lari from Dmanisi to the archaeological site by taxi. It's 25km away.
  • Archaeological site closes at 5.30pm.
  • It might look closed when you arrive but go in anyway and talk to the police officers. They let us roam freely.
  • Last bus from Dmanisi back to Tbilisi is at 5pm. It's usually packed so maybe take the second-last bus just in case.
  • Best to go with a local because goodness knows how I'd have found the place without my local friend.

Open Labs Hackerspace in Tirana


I arrived in Zagreb on 31 Dec 2017. Josip had messaged me much earlier on Couchsurfing while I was still in Vienna, but could only show me his place at the end of the week. So I spent the first week house-hunting, some days in the frigid rain, drenched to the bone. Picked his in the end anyway since it was the best for two people. Krzysztof would join me soon.

Vienna FAQ for travellers

I originally wrote this FAQ for my couchsurfers. I think it's useful for people who live in Vienna long term too. Things like the big Turkish market at Yppengasse are super useful for everyone.

What Does a Noob See?

One of the biggest myths in learning is that people read and understand documentation. Here's an example.