With only four full pages left available in my passport, I went to the embassy yesterday and for $82 had another 24 added. Now it’s a fat little Bible of stamps, alphabets, and opportunity.
While waiting for the surgery to be completed, I reviewed the other services available. The most expensive listed is the form to renounce your citizenship, which costs $450. Who knew it cost so much to quit being an American?
At least a friend tipped me off that I could avoid the hefty taxi fare by hopping the metro most of the way there, departing from Rustaveli station, pictured above. Soviet metro stations are built deep to act as bomb shelters. Tbilisi’s was the USSR’s fourth system, after Moscow, Leningrad, and Kiev. So there you go.