What does it mean to be Austrian? On occasion of today’s Austrian National Day, I would like to take a short (not quite serious) look on the Austrian way of life. Continue reading Austria for Dummies
In fall 2014, I explored the Caucasus for two weeks. During that time, I was not only hiking in the mountains. I also explored lots of churches and monasteries, some of which were truly spectacular.
A church high up amidst the mountains of the Great Caucasus – how could the last destination of my stay in Georgia and Armenia be more appropriate? Continue reading A worthy last day in Georgia
The sights in Armenia are more or less limited to churches and monasteries. This could mean that a visit to this country soon gets boring. However, as I only spent three days in Armenia (one of which in Yerevan), and there are some true gems among the Armenian monasteries, I enjoyed my stay nonetheless. Continue reading All churched out in Armenia
Today, I went on a day trip to Gori in order to visit the cave city of Uplistsikhe. However, Gori is also known for another reason: It is the birthplace of Iosseb Bessarionis dse Dschughaschwili – better known as Stalin. Continue reading Stone and Stalin
Religion is very important in Georgia. So, it is only natural to visit some places of worship. Continue reading Places of Worship in Kutaisi
Before my trip, I was often asked why I go to Georgia. The mountains of the Great Caucasus were one of the main reasons – and they are indeed breathtaking! Continue reading Svaneti and the Great Caucasus
Today I visited the monastery David Gareja close to the Georgian-Azeri border. Continue reading A visit to a monastery without illegal border crossing