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so presumably not all the animals are moved south.
Beyond Shatili are some stone crypts that were used in
medieval times of plague. It’s told that
people who were ill with the plague would come out here and entre a crypt and
wait to die. There are still heaps of
human bones visible in these crypts and they gave L the heebies. She wouldn’t even let me go near to have my
The road ends about ...
... underrated wines produced by this little country, which is widely believed to be the birthplace of wine production, over 7,000 years ago.
So one day we were strolling around Calgary and decided to pop into a specialty wine shop, and couldn't resist picking up our first ever bottle of Georgian wine, by a label called Pheasant's Tears. We saved the bottle for a while before cracking it open, because with a poetic name such as ...
... two decades.
-----Two years ago, his male camel died. His remaining female, "Chichy", was suffering from a biological need to reproduce. Goran would do everything he could to go to Chechnya, just north of Georgia in Russia, and get her a mate. He'd already gotten the necessary visas, and gone to the border. Russia wouldn't let him and Chichy in, though; due to political reasons, they considered Georgia a "quarantine" country. He'd waited six months ...
... the special Georgian dumplings the best. We also had the Georgian garlic chicken that Nick said was his favorite dish.
Apparently I didn't get my cameras out again after crossing the border...and I apparently didn't even take any photos during dinner. Oh, well. First day in Georgia and not a single pic of the country. Odd...
Emma is already in bed so I am going to wrap this up now, rather than later, but I might just check the internet quickly
... hard! Our next few days were spent exploring this beautiful city built in a valley along a river. Like Batumi ultra modern buildings are visible but Tbilisi's roots seem more engrained with the old far outweighing the new. Above the city sits the beautiful Nariqala Fortress so we caught a cable car up there, ignoring the wind which would surely have shut down any European one, and enjoyed the magnificent views across the city and ...