Georgia…not Peachtree or the Bulldogs…but the country that used to be part of Russia – that is until 1991 when shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union it declared itself an independent country. There has been much positioning back and forth with Russia and with internal factions over the last two decades. With the most recent Rose Revolution in 2003 the country of Georgia is maintaining its independence.
With the pending 2014 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Sochi, Russia….curious travelers are glancing further east to the small relatively unknown country of Georgia. With its location only a stone’s throw from Sochi it is natural for adventurous wanderers to consider expanding their travel plans to include this unique and fairly unknown country in their itinerary.
After all, if you can make it all the way to Sochi why wouldn’t you go ahead and include a visit to Georgia right next door?