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Revision as of 09:37, 27 June 2013

Georgia [1] is a US state in the South. The state was named after Great Britain's King George II and was the last of the 13 original U.S. colonies.

Contents

Regions

Cities

  • Atlanta - The capital, largest city, and home of Coca Cola
  • Athens - Home of the University of Georgia
  • Augusta - Home of Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters


  • Dalton - Carpet Capital of the World!
  • Macon - Cherry blossom capital of Georgia

Other destinations

Stone Mountain

Understand

Talk

Get in

Get around

  • MARTA, the public transport system in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia seems to be one of the states having strict requirements for having the international driving license

Read

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How much would you risk to stand up for your beliefs?
  • Little Sacrifices, When Duncan and Sarah Powell move with their daughter, May, to Savannah Georgia in 1947, they hope against hope that they’ll be welcomed. But they’re Yankees and worse, they’re civil rights advocates almost a decade too early. At first May can pretend they’re the same as everyone else. It means keeping quiet when she knows she should speak up, but it’s worth the sacrifice to win friends. Unfortunately her parents are soon putting their beliefs into action. And when they wake to find that they’re the only family on the block with a Ku Klux Klan cross blazing on their front lawn, the time comes for them to finally decide between what’s easy and what’s right.
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.

See

  • Atlanta, has a host of major attractions:
    • CNN Center-Tour the headquarters of the cable news network
    • World of Coca Cola-Tour the Coca Cola Factory (new tour opens on May 24, 2007)
    • Georgia Aquarium The largest aquarium in the world with tens of thousands of animals in 8 million gallons of water.
    • Centennial Olympic Park-Site of 1996 Summer Olympic Games
    • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site-Childhood home of famous civil rights leader
    • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library-Library of 39th president
    • Georgia State Capitol-large legislative building with golden dome
    • Stone Mountain-Outside Atlanta, is a massive dome-shaped mountain with free saturday night laser shows and a cable car to the summit
    • Underground Atlanta-Historic shopping district under Downtown Atlanta

Do

Eat

  • Fat Matt's Rib Shack is one of the best and most popular barbecue restaurants in the city
  • The Vortex serves great hamburgers
  • The Varsity is a classic Southern fast food chain

Drink

  • Coca cola was invented in Georgia so it is very popular
  • Mint Julep is a combination of mint, bourbon, sugar and water popular in the South.
  • Sweet Tea is a popular Southern drink

Respect

Don't make jokes about Jim Crow or Sherman's March to the Sea. Whistling "Marching Through Georgia" will not win you friends (this may seem obvious, but the lyrics and origins are less well known than the tune)

Stay safe

While less and less common, racial problems still exist.

Cope

Dress

Like much of the South, Georgia can be oppressively hot and humid during the summer. Shorts and flip-flops are widely accepted indoors and outdoors during the summer months.

In the same vein, at nice restaurants you can often get away with shorts as long as you wear shoes and a collared shirt. This is easier during the day than in the evening.

Unfortunately, many people and offices run the air conditioning down to 70F in the summer, and crank the heat up to 80F in the winter. As a result, dress that's appropriate for outside may not be suited for indoors. The best way to cope is to dress in layers, so you can adjust as needed.

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