Where There Is A Beginning, There Is An End

Despite the rain in the morning, I had to hike down to the town centre to catch the Marshutka (minibus) to Tbilisi because I had a flight to catch tomorrow to leave Georgia. It had been a good and interesting week so far. However, we all have to say goodbye to a place or to … Continue reading Where There Is A Beginning, There Is An End

Ancient Place, Homemade Khachatpuri, All In Ushguli

Following the hike that I had yesterday, even though my legs were numb, I insisted on continuing my journey and woke up early to take a jeep to Ushguli. I heard Ushguli was an ancient place. Not only that, it was also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I liked ancient places like I said in … Continue reading Ancient Place, Homemade Khachatpuri, All In Ushguli

Never Underestimate Nature, Never Overestimate Yourself. A Strenuous Hike to Koruldi Lake, Mestia

The guesthouse the Israeli guy and I stayed at in Mestia was at the shoulder of the mountain where the hiking trail began.   There were actually two hiking routes he wanted to do and he asked me to choose one. I chose the one that led to Koruldi Lake. It was an 8-hour hike … Continue reading Never Underestimate Nature, Never Overestimate Yourself. A Strenuous Hike to Koruldi Lake, Mestia

From Hot Tbilisi to Cold Mestia

Having learnt the lesson the day before, I woke up very early this morning (5:45am) to catch the only bus from the hot Tbilisi to the cold Mestia. I was travelling with a couple from Israel who also wanted to go to Svaneti with me. The metro in Tbilisi started running quite early. We arrived … Continue reading From Hot Tbilisi to Cold Mestia

Trinity Church in Kazbegi, Georgia. Be Careful of Scam and Fraud by Tour Companies

I had such a good wine tasting trip with the tour company yesterday so I decided to go back to the same tour company and joined their other tour to Trinity church in Kazbegi. Wrong decision. I had been ‘warned’ by other Canadians in the wine tasting group yesterday, ‘only this tour guide is good!!’ … Continue reading Trinity Church in Kazbegi, Georgia. Be Careful of Scam and Fraud by Tour Companies

8,000 Years of Winemaking, Wine Tasting in Kakheti, Georgia

Kakheti is the wine region in Georgia. Guess what I did?  YES! Wine tasting in Kakheti! 😊 That was what brought me to Georgia! Well, one of the things that brought me there. 😛 Georgia has a long history of winemaking. According to some evidence discovered by scientists, Georgians have been making wine for 8,000 … Continue reading 8,000 Years of Winemaking, Wine Tasting in Kakheti, Georgia

Beautiful Ancient Capital City, Mtskheta, Georgia

After the free walking tour in Tbilisi, I took a suggestion from a couchsurfer and took a bus to Turtle Lake. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. I think he made that suggestion because of the other walk that I could take along that lake.  It's very family-friendly though. It was a bit hot so I … Continue reading Beautiful Ancient Capital City, Mtskheta, Georgia

Historic Sites, Delicious Georgian Food, Sweet Wines, Welcome To Tbilisi, Welcome To Georgia

I didn't know anything about Georgia until I tried their sweet wines at a wine tasting event sometime in 2012. I was attracted by the map of Georgia pinned at their booth at the event. Travelers. I am such a typical traveler. Like any other avid travelers, I love maps. The owner of the vineyard … Continue reading Historic Sites, Delicious Georgian Food, Sweet Wines, Welcome To Tbilisi, Welcome To Georgia