Batumi

Clouds at Sunset, Batumi, Georgia

May 30 – June 28, 2018 (Summer) Georgia’s party capital is nestled between the Black Sea and the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, providing a convenient holiday escape for Georgians, Turks, and especially Russians. Our stay coincided with the start of the summer season. The waterfront came alive as number of visitors…

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Borjomi

Forest Trail, Borjomi, Georgia

May 2 – 30, 2018 (Spring) Borjomi is a small city to be sure, but is hardly an obscure stop on Georgia’s tourist circuit. This mountain town between Tbilisi and Batumi is well known for its mineral waters and as a gateway to the eponymous Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. But unlike…

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Hiking Jvari Monastery

Merging Rivers, Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta is a fantastic and easy day-trip from Tbilisi, and Jvari Monastery is one of its premier attractions. Hiking up to the hilltop church is an especially fun and rewarding way to experience it. Unfortunately, the route isn’t terribly well-marked. But it is easy, once you know where to look! First,…

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Tbilisi

Rezo Gabriadze Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

March 2 – April 3, 2018 (Start of spring) Moving to Tbilisi after snowy Skopje fast-forwarded us into spring. The chilly March wind started to soften, trees budded and then bloomed, and everywhere the city creaked back to life. We balanced soul-warming carbs and cheese with the first fresh fruits…

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