Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia (thecountrynotthestate), is a city where Europe meets the Middle East. With it’s unique character it is a great place to stay for a while! The last days in Georgia I spent in Tbilisi. Jenny went back to Turkey, so I was by myself again. In the meantime I went to… Continue reading Travel || Enjoying Tbilisi, Georgia
Around Tbilisi there are a lot of things to see and explore. Wineries, century old churches and paganistic temples for example. But also the museum about one of the most well-known dictators the world has ever known. Gori A good day trip from the capital of Georgia is Gori. The city itself is not that… Continue reading Travel || The questionable shrine and a pagan cave dwelling, Georgia
Driving up north from Tbilisi, where the mountains are not yet very high, you can find a more friendly landscape. There are a couple of beautiful lakes laying between the hills. At one of those lakes lies the fortress of Ananuri. It makes a good stop over when you go to Kazbegi National Park. Ananuri… Continue reading Travel || A quick stop at the fortress of Ananuri, Georgia
“Though roads make skillful drivers”, people say. That would definitely be the case on the Georgian Military Highway in Georgia. The road is harsh. The landscape consists mainly of ice and rocks. The marshrutka, as the mini buses are called in Georgia, takes you through the most breathtaking landscapes. After a couple of days in… Continue reading Travel || “Are they wolves, or just really big dogs?” – Kazbegi National Park, Georgia
Tiflis, or Tbilisi as the city is called nowadays, the beautiful capital of Georgia, is one of the cities you come across on the Silk Road. Lying on the border of Europe and Asia it was a perfect and popular trading place. Tbilisi would be a perfect city trip when you would like to see… Continue reading Travel || Love at first sight in Tbilisi, Georgia
Back in 12th century Georgia the Mongols tried to invade the country. In that time, the country had a strong queen named Tamar who ordered to built a city in the caves in the southern part of the country, hidden in the mountains. Despite several protests from different other leaders of the country, as the… Continue reading Travel || The hidden cave monastery of Vardzia, Georgia
After staying in Gjirokastra for three weeks to finish my internship and start up my thesis, it was time for J & J’s Big Adventure! Jenny, who I met last year in Gjiro and is now a really good friend, came back from Australia and had some time to travel, so I asked her if… Continue reading Travel || J & J’s big adventure!