As I really enjoyed my Caucasus trip the year before, but did not manage to see "everything", I returned to this region once more. This time, I focused mainly on Eastern Georgia: Kacheti and Tusheti.
I really enjoyed the Borjomi region with its forested hills. I would have liked to spent more time there, but unfortunately, one day was all I had. So I went hiking in the hills around the town. Continue reading Borjomi and the Lesser Caucasus
I have finally arrived at the last destination of this year’s stay in Georgia: Borjomi. From there, I went on an excursion to the impressive cave city of Vardzia. I also stopped at some other sights on the route, like the newly rebuilt (and insanely kitschy) Akhaltsikhe Castle. Continue reading Old caves, new castle
The centre of Sighnaghi with its brick buildings from the 18th and 19th century is very charming indeed – and very beautifully renovated. At the same time, however, it appears rather dead to me. Continue reading Renovation successful, town dead
Take a spoonful of Austria, add a pince of Iceland, and finish with a drop of New Zealand – and you get Lagodekhi National Park. Continue reading AUT + ISL + NZL = Lagodekhi
Around Telavi, there are numerous churches and monasteries to be visited. You could easily spend a whole day driving from one religious site to the other. However, I decided to limit myself to just a single site: Alaverdi Cathedral. Continue reading More impressive on the outside
After my visits to Svaneti and Kazbegi last year, it was time for the third Georgian mountain region: Tusheti. Continue reading Tusheti and the untouched Caucasus
Telavi is a former king’s city, but very different from its Nepalese counterparts: less people, but no temples either. Continue reading King’s City of another kind