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)
Prometheus Cave/Mestia Did I mention it was STILL raining?? Enough already! This morning it’s a trip into the middle kingdom…or down into a very wet cave. Encased in our lovely silver conehead ponchos we climb down today….into a marvelous, huge and relatively dry(compared to outside) cave system. The Georgians have outdone themselves in making this cave … More Caverns to Mountain Tops
Uplistsikhe/Gori/Kutaisi There are many notable cliff dwellings around the world, however I dare say none are more amazing than the “the lord’s fortress” . – Uplistsikhe – here in central Georgia. The country can boast several, but the two most stunning examples are Uplistsikhe and Vardzia(in south central Georgia). This morning we find ourselves driving … More From Saints to Sinners – a long road
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….
I must confess…it’s been awhile since I have traveled internationally. Frequent travelers can relate to the almost packed bags standing ready at the call…with a separate set of toiletries and travel clothes that with only a few minor adjustments would suffice for just about anywhere in the world. Something that I used to do almost … More Ready….Set….I don’t think so….GO!
Gentlemen need not worry…Ladies..this is all too familiar for you. How many times do you ask yourself… “What shall I pack for this trip?” Probably that little sentence jumps to mind every time you get ready to take a trip, right? Even the smallest little junket requires some wardrobe thoughts. Some could be more difficult like combining … More Do we EVER get it right?