Georgia – King of the Caucasus

The most visited of the three Caucasus countries, Georgia has done well to rid itself of its Soviet past, providing an exciting new destination for visitors. The welcoming and proud people have preserved much of their culture and traditions, most notably their wine production – with evidence suggesting they were the world’s first producer. Beyond the abundance of cute towns lined with cobble stoned streets and ancient monasteries scattered across the country, it is the spectacular Caucasus Mountains that steal the show, offering gorgeous vistas of some of the tallest snow-capped mountains in Europe.

Sighnaghi, one of Georgia's smallest towns

Sighnaghi, one of Georgia’s smallest towns

 

A fault line shows itself near the disputed Georgian-Armenian border

A fault line shows itself near the disputed Georgian-Armenian border

 

The David Gareja monestary built into the rock faces

The David Gareja monestary built into the rock faces

 

Discovering ancient artwork painted on the walls of caves

Discovering ancient artwork painted on the walls of caves

 

Street painting in the capital, Tibilisi

Street painting in the capital, Tibilisi

 

Ruins in the town of Kazbegi

Ruins in the town of Kazbegi

 

The beautifully placed Gergeti trinity church in Kazbegi

The beautifully placed Gergeti trinity church in Kazbegi

 

View towards Mt Kazbek in the Kazbegi region

View towards Mt Kazbek in the Kazbegi region

 

Svaneti Chaaladi glacier makes it's way slowly down the gorge

Svaneti Chaaladi glacier makes it’s way slowly down the gorge

 

Beautiful light show between clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

Beautiful light show between clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

 

Clouds begin to clear for the day in Mestia

Clouds begin to clear for the day in Mestia

 

Beautiful light show between clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

Beautiful light show between clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

 

Mountain rises from the clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

Mountain rises from the clouds from Lake Koruldi, Mestia

 

Rainbow breaks out after some rain, Mestia

Rainbow breaks out after some rain, Mestia

 

Russian mountains reflect off Lake Koruldi, Mestia

Russian mountains reflect off Lake Koruldi, Mestia

 

Lake Koruldi Mestia

Lake Koruldi Mestia

 

Enjoying a freshly made yogurt after a hike in the mountains

Enjoying a freshly made yogurt after a hike in the mountains

 

Home for the night at the Koruldi lakes in Mestia

Home for the night at the Koruldi lakes in Mestia

 

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