After our wonderful few days in Armenia, we were raring to go for Part 2 of our Caucasus adventure. There were various random thoughts swirling around in my head as we crossed the border into Georgia – was it going to be very different from Armenia, would our guide be as good as the lovely Katar, would the portions sizes be as humongous… Continue reading Georgia (I) – A Piece of Paradise (Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kazbegi)
A day of walking today, around Tbilisi. Absolutely no driving, so Gogita gets to spend Red Friday with his family, while Nino unfortunately has to spend it with us… Continue reading Georgia (IV) – Tbilisi on Red Friday
To the desert today, and the story of David (Gareja) continues. Continue reading Georgia (V) – A Georgian Desert (Tbilisi – David Gareja – Tbilisi)
Armenia wasn’t on my bucket list. However, it turned out to be well worthy of being high on anyone’s to-go list.
It was a history lesson in 3D…the first Christian country in the world (since 301AD), a victim of one of the largest pogroms in history, its borders redrawn countless times, its people and culture a peaceful east-west blend. Continue reading Armenia (I) – History in 3D (Yerevan)
Day 2 in Armenia – today we’ll be out of the city, travelling in an anticlockwise loop from Yerevan to Khor Virap, Geghard, Garni and back. Continue reading Armenia (II) – History in 3D (Khor Virap – Geghard – Garni)
Easter Sunday in Armenia – a journey back in time…throwback Sunday? Continue reading Armenia (III) – History in 3D (Etchmiadzin – Zvartnots)
We leave Yerevan today – north bound, then to the Georgian border tomorrow. Continue reading Armenia (IV) – History in 3D (Lake Sevan – Haghpat – Sanahin – Dzoraget – Bagratashen)