Georgia: Vardzia and Borjomi

We are back in Georgia, visiting two amazing sites. First Vardzia – famous cave-city. Historically connected to Queen Tamar, Georgia’s beloved queen, this unusual city is very important for many Georgians. Queen Tamar turned the cave-city into a monastery housing up to 2,000 monks until it was ruined by an …

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Georgian traditions

We began our 7th day in Georgia in the village of Bodbe, the place where the most important Georgian saint, St Nino, died. Georgian people call her St. Nino Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia. Her final resting place is in this small chapel. The first chapel was …

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Tbilisi

Hello from Georgia’s capital: Tbilisi. This lady is selling Churchkhela, typical Georgian candle-shaped fruit candy with walnuts and other nuts inside. Our guide Leszek thinks that Tbilisi is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Let’s judge this city on our own! Tbilisi is built on several hills …

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Mtskheta

Saturday in the most religious, historic and spiritual place in Georgia – Mtskheta. I have many amazing pictures for this post, especially from local weddings. But first – Ananuri. It is a fortress, located 66km north of Tbilisi by the Zhinvali Reservoir. Within the fortress there are two churches. The …

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Mount Kazbek and the Caucasus Mountains

Hello from the Caucasus Mountains! We are now standing in front of the Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument, quite interesting….. but it offers amazing views: Our dream was to see the top of the highest mountain in Georgia – Mt Kazbek, 5047m and it was possible!!!! Gergeti Trinity Church (Tsminda Sameba) is …

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Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe is a fascinating and an enormous cave city, 10km east of Gori. on the north side of the Mtkvari River. Between the 6th century BC and the 1st century AD, Uplistsikhe became a very important political and religious centre. Archaeologists have unearthed numerous temples and findings relating to a …

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Sataplia Nature Reserve, Gelati and Bagrati

Our second day in Georgia was filled with many attractions. First, we visited the Sataplia Cave in the Sataplia Nature Reserve. The Sataplia Nature Reserve was established in 1935 to protect the Cave, dinosaur footprints found in the area and the Colchic Forest with its beech trees: Dinosaur footprints: Next …

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Batumi

Hello from Georgia! We are in Batumi, Georgia’s popular summer holiday destination. I am traveling now to Georgia and Armenia with a Polish tour operator, Rainbow Tours, and a group of Polish people. We begin our two week tour of the two countries in Batumi. Batumi is becoming more and …

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