It’s fairly certain that everyone…in some way or another loves food. I must admit that my palate is not broad or accepting of the more ethnic varieties or the more exotic choices. I grew up in Texas and my three food groups when nurturing my young taste buds were steak, potatoes and beer(not that I had any … More Georgian Delights
Our final day in Tbilisi unveils some surprising jewels – one in particular was the Sun. I figure tomorrow will be a beautiful day as I strike out for home. Doesn’t it always work that way??? If you can remember back to our arrival day, we saw a few of the city sites and then traveled … More Georgia’s Golden Treasures
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)
Wow…this was quite a day and at the moment it is quite a blur. Just how many churches and wineries can you do in one day? Well if you leave out lunch and start both the church visit and winery in the first stop…that really helps with the total coverage. But I must not slight … More Too much of a good thing!
It’s our first full day of touring and we are off to the ancient capital city of Mtskheta. Enroute we drive to the top of a hill overlooking the ancient sacred capital and climb up to the church of Jvari perched on a cliff. Below us is the old capital town at the confluence of … More Georgia’s Capitals…old and new
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….