The Eagle Gorge

We had reached the town, from where any excursion into the Vashlovani National Park starts: Dedoplistsqaro – a name we have not managed to remember even shortly. We got our documents for the national park including the permit from the border police and decided to explore a little the surroundings of the town, before we …

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City walk & a new church

On our way to the south-east of Georgia, we came past Signagi, a popular tourist destination, and we also visited the Bodbe monastery. Signagi has the longest city wall in all of Georgia with 28 towers. Today it is possible to walk along a part of the wall, from where we had a great view …

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Lagodekhi National Park

We had found another National Park, where we wanted to go on a hike to explore the special vegetation of this area. Lagodekhi National Park is located in north-eastern Georgia on the southern slopes of the Caucasus and at the border to Azerbaijan and Dagestan. It was originally protected in 1912, under the Russian Empire, as the first nature reserve in …

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Gremi castle & the winery

Instead of climbing into the mountains, we were now in the flat wine area of the Kakheti region of Georgia. We went to visit the castle of Gremi and of course a winery, to try Georgian wines. Next to the castle of Gremi, a museum shows archeological artefacts. Most interesting were the bronze and iron …

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Hiking the Truso Valley

Besides the spectacular mountains, Truso valley is also interesting because of the peculiar travertine formations, mineral springs and a mineral lake, which are a sign of vulcanism in this region. We had spent the night at the beginning of the hike and started early, which allowed us to enjoy the valley all alone. We had a …

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