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The night and the morning after: an evening at a Georgian Supra

The familiar sensation, dry mouth, body on fire and caked with sweat, my head being pounded from the inside by a sledge hammer. I gingerly raised my head off the pillow. An irresistible force, pushes it back down. The weight … Continue reading

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Georgia

Hitch-hiking in Georgia Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook 6) Road map of Georgia 7) Main border crossings 8) Best areas for hitch-hiking 9) Most beautiful natural spot 10) … Continue reading

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Sighnaghi, Georgia

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This pretty town of Sighnaghi is located in Kaheti region in Georgia, which borders Azerbaijan and Dagestan, and is famous for thousands of vineyards, which produce huge amounts of tasty black fruity Georgian wine every year. Sighnaghi was founded upon … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Border Crossings

´No! I don´t know what you have in your rucksack,´ and off he drove. Leaving us stranded on the Turkish side of the border with a mile of no-man´s land, a company of soldiers and an impossible situation between us … Continue reading

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Tbilisi old town – an architectural gem

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Tbilisi is one of the most architecturally unique places we have visited. Its old town is full of quirky old Eurasian buildings with carved wooden balconies and walls leaning in all possible directions. This photo was also published by BBC … Continue reading

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a Black Sea sunset

a Black Sea sunset

We took this photo in Batumi, our last Georgian destination.
Batumi, a city where Stalin used to live 16 years prior the Russian Revolution, hasn’t lost its old grandeur.
It’s still Georgia’s summer capital, probably partly due to its semitropical coast, and partly because of its charming fin-de-siècle architecture.
In Batumi we were hosted by our Turkish driver who drove us all the way from the mountains in the north of the country and let us stay in his apartment.
Good times, walking on the beach (trying to find bass music :) and admiring gorgeous sunsets…

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the lonely rider

the lonely rider

We love this picture for the lonely rider, the low suspended clouds and the narrow gully dissecting the mountain in the background which, together with the clouds, evokes an image of a lightning.

taken: The Caucasus Mountains, near Mestia in Svaneti region, Georgia, 2011.

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Sulphur Baths, Tbilisi

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While in Tbilisi, Georgia, we had an opportunity to visit the city’s famed sulphur baths. Not that popular in Europe, but as you go further south-east, say towards Bulgaria, Turkey and then to the Caucasus, the idea of hot communal … Continue reading

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