Travel Blogs from Prielbrusye
... Jochen appeared
alongside me tooting the horn. I pulled over straightaway to learn
that somewhere along the way he had lost his topbox. He didn't know
exactly where, but he hadn't done his usual regular checks on it so
it could be anywhere along our route, over 90 kilometres of it.
We turned around and re-traced our
steps back along the road we had just come, Jochen scouting one side
... bottles of vodka and the local vodka called cha cha which is potent. The next day the homestay lady prepared us breakfast which consisted of bread, salad and omelette. It had rained overnight and was still very misty and wet but we decided to carry on with our original plans for the day which was to venture up one of the mountains in the town, to the church on top. We caught 4wd trucks up there as the road was very windy and rough and it took us about ...
... the faintest smell of over-heating clutch. The views were once again spectacular.
Luke climbed up the steep way to the monastery with Jordan (25 from Slough, UK) and Wayne (60 odd from Shpperton, Vic) and when Jordan turned back to come to the dumpling course, Luke and Wayne continued for another 2.5hours before returning back to the campsite. He was gone for about 8 hours and returned triumphant to ...
... the car park which had a barrier but a low drooping cable just a metre on the other side so ended up taking down that cable so that we could get through the barrier fast enough without it dropping on us. The lake seemed to be the happening spot and we had car horns and rave music blaring all night which made for a terrible sleep. The next day Suse went into Tbilisi town to get our visas sorted for Azerbaijan and we just had a relaxing day hanging around the ...
... from his position. We got to see Stalin's childhood home and his armoured train too. Our guide, whilst informative was not a happy lady. We have not seen many happy Georgians.
We also got to shop in a local market and found some cheese which was not pure salt which was good.
Bushcamping last night was OK, I feel a bit scummy today, but with 2 more nights to go, and a hike to partake one of those days, ...