Right now, I am sitting in the garden of my girlfriend’s house in France. I’ve just realised that one mosquito has bitten me on my neck, elbow and leg.
I travelled back to England from Georgia by public transport, to visit my family and get a visa in London. It took 5 days and was a great experience.
I’ve just received a new Extrawheel trailer which I look forward to using when hit the road again. However, I’m not holding my breath about getting back to my bike in Tbilisi.
The main highway West to East is still being patrolled by Russian tanks and it is still a fragile situation.
Nevertheless, I think there is hope. Monitoring the diplomatic situation through the media it seems that most countries would rather not resort to a ‘cold war’ situation, including Russia.
Diplomats are meeting to talk. I believe they are hoping to avoid further warfare. Working differences out through talking is difficult because it takes wisdom, intelligence, patience and a real desire for a peaceful and progressive outcome.
Have the leaders involved got what it takes to achieve this?