If I were to say….Georgia(country not state) invented wine…what would you think? In our “here and now” thoughts you’d probably jump to France…or possibly Italy. If you really thought about it…didn’t the Romans have wine? Oh, and don’t forget about Jesus changing the water into wine at that wedding. With that in mind, it might … More Fruits of a “Not so Different” Vine
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
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!
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….
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?
Experiencing new destinations involves a little homework when it comes to rules of the road. Oft times we inadvertently find ourselves trying to remove the proverbial foot from the mouth by saying the wrong thing….or backing quietly out of a room or church realizing we are inappropriately dressed. “Geez, if I had only read the … More New Country New Rules