Batumi/Gonio Fortress/Batumi Botanical Gardens It’s a quick run down to the Georgian/Turkish border. And…is it a bad omen that the road sign says “Good Luck” (in English no less!) as you are leaving the country? It does give pause for thought. The drive through the Batumi neighborhoods on the way down was a bit unsettling … More Batumi on the Black Sea
Mestia / Batumi We arrived into Mestia before dark and were treated to blue skies and a rising “almost” full moon. Such a nice change of atmosphere as opposed to “wearing” the rain. The air is crisp and fresh and clear. Night is coming on and the temperature is dropping. It’s a most spectacular … More From Mountains Sublime to the Ridiculous (well, sort of)
Sighnagi and the Alazany Valley Possibly the most exciting thing this morning was to look out the window to see the clouds and rain had lifted out and there were the snow capped Caucasus Mountains towering over the valley. It was a glorious sight. I had imagined that the mountains would be stunning…but the for real sight … More Georgian Saints and Royalty
There is no substitute for a few hours of horizontal snoozing. Although I must admit the delayed reaction factor is quite pronounced. I’m trying to rev up the body and it is slow to respond. The hotel provides an outstanding selection of local dishes as well as a mixture of Euro/Western favorites. From the looks … More What day is it really….
Why do these flights arrive at 3:00 AM?? This is the middle of the night for heaven’s sake! We departed at 9:30pm from Munich for a 3.5 hrs flight to Tbilisi. It’s pitch black out there except for a glorious display of stars! 3:15am touchdown and its raining. The Lufthansa flight was jam packed and … More Georgian Touchdown