Ushguli Glacier

Posted August 1, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Svaneti is known for being one of the most beautiful areas in Georgia and also one of the hardest to reach.  After leaving Kazbegi, my goal was to get there, even though it was on the complete opposite side of the country…in one day.    Arch, the father in the guesthouse in which I was …

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Cow Near Kazbegi

Posted July 30, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  2 Comments

In the far north of Georgia near the Russian border, at the end of the Georgian Military Highway, lies the town of Kazbegi.  It is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kazbek, one of the biggest mountains in the Caucuses and all of Europe.  I arrived via Marshruka (old Soviet minibus) early in the morning …

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Omalo in Tusheti

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High up in the Caucus mountains, near the Georgian border with Chechnya lies an impossibly beautiful collection of villages which are collectively known as Tusheti.  In order to get there, Beka and I met up with young Tushetian man named Irakli who took us on the four hour drive in his 4×4 van.  We crossed glacial …

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Watermelons for Sale

Posted July 28, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

The Georgian wine country was high on my list, so after visiting Davit Gareja, we went into the Kakheti region to a town called Sighnaghi.  The town is situated on a hilltop overlooking a huge green valley and it almost looks like ancient Italian town, with cobblestone streets, castle walls, and old church towers rising …

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Davit Gareja

Davit Gareja

Posted July 27, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Davit Gareja is one of the most famous sites in Georgia and all of the Caucuses.  It is a series of ancient monasteries that are carved into and on top of a huge rock formation on the border of Azerbaijan.  Davit Gareja or David the Builder was one of the thirteen ‘Syrian Fathers’ who spread Christianity around …

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