In Tbilisi, along Rustaveli Avenue, which is possibly the most famous avenue of Tbilisi, there is a little coffee shop called – well I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s next to Prospero’s bookstore, so I call it Prospero’s. It’s not cheap. In fact, a latte from Prospero’s costs roughly the same as in most coffee shops in the US. What’s special about this place, however, is that it does indeed serve latte’s! In a country full of tea and instant coffee, it’s refreshing to drink a latte, or a regular cup of coffee, or whatever you want! How could it get better, you ask? Free wi-fi. Squeee! They also speak English – in fact, it’s a bit of an expat gathering place so there are many English speakers. The bookstore sells (expensive) English books. I kinda love it.
Unfortunately the last two times I’ve patronized Prospero’s, the Internet refused to connect to my Mac book. Why?! I could see other people perusing Gmail and Facebook with no problems. Surely it’s nothing that can’t be fixed. Alas, it can’t be fixed. I cried, I screamed (not in Prospero’s…), I trouble-shooted (read: I blindly changed a lot of settings that probably just made it worse). Nothing worked. I went back a second time, tried again. Nothing.
So I went to McDonald’s.
Yea I admit it. I went to McDonald’s. It’s across the street from the movie theater that plays English movies, and I couldn’t help but notice the big sign on the door that said “wi-fi” – what can I say? I’m a wi-fi junkie. An Internet junkie.
I live in San Francisco. SF just banned the Happy Meal. I haven’t eaten McDonald’s in ages. I was nauseous at the movie Super Size Me. Fast food – the horrors! Please give me my hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant in San Francisco any day over a Big Mac! My inner food snob’s soul died a little when I stepped inside.
Best Thing Ever??
Free wi-fi. Steps from the metro. No smoking inside. Heat. French fries. YES I SAID IT the French Fries! A happy meal indeed! (No I did not have a happy meal.) It was just a happy meal because I had wifi… I am a junkie…
I’ll let you decide, reader, in the comments – go ahead, tell me you’re judging me! Hahaha… in the meantime, I’m not ashamed to say it – I love the RoGA McDonald’s!
The author in no way suggests that McDonald’s is the best cuisine that Georgia has to offer… a serious food post coming soon…