Things move quickly in Tbilisi, when they move at all. The haggling takes ten minutes—the rent holds steady, but Dato will replace the washing machine and install wireless internet throughout the ezo—and when it is over, we drink.
Tara Isabella Burton's work has appeared at The Spectator, The New Statesman, Guernica Daily, and more. In 2012 she received the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing. She is represented by the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency; her first novel is currently on submission. Her website is http://www.taraisabellaburton.com.