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)
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
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
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….
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?
In this world of “Guinness World Records” it seems that everyone, everyplace and everything must be a historical milestone. History measured in firsts, biggest, highest, oldest….etc. Well, Georgia has it’s fair share of amazing historical “Firsts, highest, oldest and foremosts” to joint the ranks of important “facts” of our world. Let me name a few … More Georgian Milestones…..Did you know?