Robinson quarantined: survival story of a Russian exilePictolic
A trip around the world of our compatriot Konstantin Kolotov started two years ago. Toured by Bicycle the whole of Africa, he was heading to Asia via Turkey. The traveller arrived in Georgia, when countries around the world have closed the borders due to the infamous pandemic of coronavirus. The Russians told how the local population coped with the isolation, why Georgia before other countries opened the border where he waited for a pandemic.
In the country it was March 8, and the 10th, the border was closed. A desperate situation turned into a blessing, because there was time to enjoy the stunning, start Dating.
The Georgian authorities have engaged the police to track down violators of the quarantine. From the very beginning was the adoption of "draconian measures" including a curfew and fabulous fines. But at the same time, the population received support in the form of cancellation of utility bills, "vacation credit", the ban on increase in prices. In the end, the spread of the coronavirus took control of the local tourist season opened June 15, and foreign guests are expected from 1 July.
Quarantine found Constantine II in Batumi, and the traveler was faced with a choice: to carry out any isolation within the four walls or to look for other options. From the social networks he learned about ecovillage in Kakheti, which is on the other side of the country. The Russians have agreed that they will wait out the isolation in the village, where they will volunteer to build houses, work on the farm.
Fortunately, in Batumi found a kindred spirit with whom they together drove a motorcycle 571 miles along the scenic Georgia. Comrades were the last who guide eco-village Lagodekhi took during the quarantine. Withdrawal took place in a beautiful national Park with glacial lakes, roaring waterfalls, expansive meadows and mountain peaks on the horizon.
In the first week of it, enjoying the physical labor and fresh air, he built a small house, furnished it with homemade furniture.
Quarantine without Internet helped to recover after an arduous journey, back to work and come to the conclusion that Georgia is an ideal country for tourism.