Travel Blogs from Georgia

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BL #56: Georgian Wine Tasting, Telavi, Georgia travel blog

BL #56: Georgian Wine Tasting

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Being renowned for wine, both its current-day production and its long and storied history, any visit to Georgia would not be complete without a visit to one of its wine-growing regions to sample a few of the many wineries.  It's always interesting to ...

Batumi to Zugdidi - Mestia: Guests of the Dadianis, Mestia, Georgia travel blog

Batumi to Zugdidi - Mestia: Guests of the Dadianis

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... with the country's "hottest" summer holiday capital and a much famed gambling hub, pulling in tourists from all over Georgia and also internationally; a sizeable number coming from Turkey where gambling is illegal. A 2013 BBC News Report describes Batumi ...

BL #55: Be Adopted By a Georgian Granny, Telavi, Georgia travel blog

BL #55: Be Adopted By a Georgian Granny

A travel blog entry by pwong

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That sneaky bastard GI Ardia - I was convinced he had retreated, but that was all a strategic ploy on his part, so that he could mount a surprise counter attack when my guard was down.  Even worse, today he brought reinforcements, in the form of a ...

To Gori: Birth Place of Joseph Stalin, Gori, Georgia travel blog

To Gori: Birth Place of Joseph Stalin

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... some of the evil side of Stalin" a voice muttered beside me. Johann and his five companions were German tourists visiting Georgia together. The genial Johann, Axel, Patrick, Philip, Gerd and Georg explained they travelled together each year on a trip ...

BL #53: Participate In a Gong Show, Gori, Georgia travel blog

BL #53: Participate In a Gong Show

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Booking tours in the Caucasus continues to be a challenge, especially here in Tbilisi - while quite successful with Envoy tours the first few days, unfortunately, I've done pretty much all the tours I wanted to do with them, with the exception of their ...

BL #52: Channel My Inner Michael Bolton, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

BL #52: Channel My Inner Michael Bolton

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... , but because I had Georgia On My Mind!  After seven nights in Yerevan, it's definitely time to move on back to Georgia, something I'm quite looking forward to.  Though I had spent three nights in Tbilisi at the start of this tour through the ...

BL #54: Shrink the World, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

BL #54: Shrink the World

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Travel shrinks the World, bringing people, culture, and ideas together, ideally helping to bridge the gaps that exist among humanity - whether or not that is the intention, it's perhaps the best byproduct of one of the most enjoyable past times.  It ...

Bodbe Monastry: Resting Place of St Nino, Sighnaghi, Georgia travel blog

Bodbe Monastry: Resting Place of St Nino

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... theological school was opened in conjunction with the establishment of one of the largest depositories of religious books in Georgia. Bodbe became a major ecclesiastical and cultural centre in Georgia. Following the annexation of Georgia by the Russian ...

Gori to Tbilisi: Travelling Through Troubled Lands, Tblisi, Georgia travel blog

Gori to Tbilisi: Travelling Through Troubled Lands

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... as to who were the real provocateurs for what became the bloody Russo-Georgian War. EU investigations concluded that although Georgia launched an "indiscriminate attack on South Ossetia", both sides were clearly at fault. Other sources claim that ...

BL #44: Drink Vulture Piss, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

BL #44: Drink Vulture Piss

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... , as we were never sure if it was truly indicative of what Georgian wines had to offer.  After a few days in Georgia that involved some substantial wine drinking, it became clear that the bottle of Pheasant's Tears was an aberration, surely corked. ...

Silent Witnesses of a Strange Place, Ushguli, Georgia travel blog

Silent Witnesses of a Strange Place

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... and celebrated on special St George Days by a staggering host of other nations including Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia.. I must confess that I didn't ...

Sidetracked in Savannah, Savannah, United States travel blog

Sidetracked in Savannah

A travel blog entry by bashleyf

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       There was a TV show called Savannah a while ago. I don't remember much about the show, but I've wanted to check out Savannah ever since I saw it. I would never have gone to Savannah solely for the purpose of going ...

BL #42: Be Over and Underwhelmed, At the Same Time, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

BL #42: Be Over and Underwhelmed, At the Same Time

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With only a few hours left in Istanbul before departing for Georgia, I made a beeline over to Topkapi Palace immediately after breakfast and checking out of the hostel.  With the Museum Pass, I could easily stroll right inside, tour the palace for a ...

HOTLANTA!, Atlanta, United States travel blog

HOTLANTA!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 121 May 4th - I wake early as I have a few Internet jobs to complete. Once these are done, I pack my stuff and throw out a few things. I'm flying with SpiritAIr, not only do they charge you to talk and smile, they also charge for carry on so I ...

Probably the best hot springs ever.........., Whalers Bay, Deception Island and Aitcho Island, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the best hot springs ever..........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Set the alarm for 3am for sunrise but it is cloudy outside so we go back to bed. We are woken by the bing bong of the PA system at 7.30am for breakfast and it is still cloudy and a bit snowy. We have arrived at Deception Island. Curious name and ...

Welcome to Atlanta, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Welcome to Atlanta

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Tuning into any one of the various hip hop radio stations as I drive past spaghetti junction (where I-85 crosses I-285 just north of Atlanta) I start to feel the vibe that is Hotlanta, or maybe you prefer the dirty south.  Ludacris, Outkast, JD and ...

Hot,Damn Hot, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Hot,Damn Hot

A travel blog entry by sunnysean

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... with my meal but it will cost ya,she smiled :-) When I was in New York people were saying "You're going to Georgia, Jeeze Buddy watcha yerslef, its dangerous down there!" before they drunkly disappeared to catch the subway at half one in the morning :-) ...

In Fields of Gold: Davit Gareja Monastery Complex, Davit Gareja, Georgia travel blog

In Fields of Gold: Davit Gareja Monastery Complex

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... Tbilisi to the famous stone cave monastery complex of Davit Gareja, in the Kahketi region, straddled precariously across the Georgia-Azerbaijan border. The first part of our 100 kilometer journey passed through the outskirts of Tbilisi, through dull ...

Should Have Brought The Orange Wigs!, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Should Have Brought The Orange Wigs!

A travel blog entry by patry

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We got up to continue our zig zag back and forth between South Carolina and Georgia.  Please don't ask why!  Since we were driving right past Augusta on our way to Stone Mountain, the golfer amongst us just couldn't resist making the stop. ...

CRAZY RIDES TO SAN ANTONIO, White Sands Nat'l Mnmt., United States travel blog

CRAZY RIDES TO SAN ANTONIO

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Hitchhiking east from the Grand Canyon, I got stranded for five hours in Flagstaff. Then, a crazy lady picked me up. She wasn't extravagantly crazy or dangerous - but she had her problems. And, it wasn't she who drove me to Albuquerque, but I who ...

Georgian Soul, part II, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

Georgian Soul, part II

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , and he was the first western traveler I'd seen since Kyrgyzstan. Visiting the Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, the largest in Georgia and visible throughout downtown Tbilisi, I marveled at the paintings and lit a few candles, though the massive cathedral ...

BL #43: Learn How to Make Georgian Dumplings, Kazbegi, Georgia travel blog

BL #43: Learn How to Make Georgian Dumplings

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Perhaps one of the reasons why I loved last night's khinkali so much, was that they actually taste somewhat like Chinese dumplings.  In fact, the method of eating them, where you bite off a small chunk of dough and suck out all the broth, reminds me ...

In the Presense of St Nino & Vano's Perfect Picnic, Tbilisi, Georgia travel blog

In the Presense of St Nino & Vano's Perfect Picnic

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... public holiday which commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia following the 1917 Russian Revolution. Hmm, if only we had known! Our exploration of downtown Tbilisi was fun. ...

Lightening those plane loads, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Lightening those plane loads

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Apparently Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world. Almost a million 'airplane movements' last year. While I am still waiting for a brave airline to start offering fares based on body weight (never in America because of the lard-ass lobby), ...

rafting the White Salmon, White Salmon whitewater rafting, United States travel blog

rafting the White Salmon

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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I woke up at 7AM, had a shower, dropped camp and went for a big breakfast.  A couple hours later I left on a white water rafting trip with Zollers on the White Salmon River.  It was a 7 1/2 mile adventure filled with wicked white.  I was ...

White Sands National Monument, White Sands National Monument, United States travel blog

White Sands National Monument

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I left camp at 9AM and drove 18 miles to White Sands National Monument.  Can you guess why they call it that?  Well, the sand dunes formed over 250 million years ago when this region was at the bottom of the sea ...

Keti, Vano & Welcome to Georgian Hospitality...., Akhaltsikhe, Georgia travel blog

Keti, Vano & Welcome to Georgian Hospitality....

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... Turkmenistan - although the country's strict religious and human rights practices were certainly a lot different. Strangely enough, Georgia was an immediate contrast. Although the geography looked obviously similar, the countryside appeared to be a lot ...

Davit Gareja, Davit Gareja, Georgia travel blog

Davit Gareja

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Kutaisi:

Kutaisi: "This is My Abode Forever and Ever..."

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... we are talking about the 12th century. For a very long time one of the main cultural and intellectual centres in Georgia, comprising an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians, and philosophers, many of whom ...

Home sweet home!, Atlanta, United States travel blog

Home sweet home!

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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I'm home! Home! HOME! After 9 hours of sitting in the middle seat, I arrived in America!  I can eavesdrop now, order food like a perfectly functional person, and say hello to Benjamin.  Hartfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta is the biggest ...

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