Day: 10 October 2021

The Military Road to Russia

On the way north we first visited the church of Samtavisi and then reached the Military road, leading from Tibilisi north to the Russian border. We came past the castle of Ananuri and the skiing resort of Gudauri, with the Georgian-Russian friendship monument, before we crossed the Jvari pass with 2,379 metres. We ended south …

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Heard about Uplistsikhe?

East of Gori lies the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, meaning “the lord’s fortress”. Built on a high rocky bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. When we arrived it was sunny but soon clouds moved in and a cold wind made us cover up as …

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