Topic: Georgia

Visiting Georgia’s Gergeti Trinity Church

Or…Cows on the highway

One of the most exciting things about visiting Georgia, other than the history, the people, the wine and the food…. are the mountains.

Coming from a country (Australia) that does not have a true mountain I was full of anticipation for the day trip to the North Caucuses to visit the famous Gergeti Trinity Church and the waterfall at Gveteti, not far from Georgia’s northern border with Russia.

The tour was arranged through and my driver and guide for the day was Ashot, who was also the transport manager for the company. Together we set off in a large, comfortable black Landcruiser.

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Sampling wine and its history in the Republic of Georgia


It is not every day you walk into the grounds of an ancient castle to sample wines at a winery set up on the order of a king, but today I was doing just that as part of a one day winery tour of Kakheti region in western Georgia.

The Republic of Georgia that is, the country that sits on the eastern shore of the Black Sea and has Russia looming over it both geographically and geopolitically. Not the USA state where people talk funny.

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Tbilisi, Rep Georgia – Hotel Tbilisi Apart review

Ideally situated opposite the metro station and with a bus stop at the front door, the Hotel Tbilisi Apart is just 2km from Tbilisi’s vibrant old town.

Located on the top floor of a new, quiet residential building, the hotel features 6 apartments ranging from a spacious studio apartment where I stayed, to even more spacious one bedroom apartments.

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