Azerbaijan – a trip across the Land of Fire

Azerbaijan is not easily classified. The local Caucasus avant-garde includes ancient towers, fortifications, castles and traditional homes mixed with architecture straight out of Stanislaw Lem’s sci-fi novels and movies. All that intertwined with hints of prehistoric influences, stunning landscapes and fabulous foods, prepared by friendly locals.  For years on end, Azerbaijan was always at the…

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The Magic of Mestia. Fortifications, Svan mysteries and glacier trekking

Mestia today is just like any other highland tourist thoroughfare, commercial enough, though perhaps less crowded than elsewhere. Once visitors have explored the mighty fortified towers and the local museum, they scatter about the surrounding mountains to explore the glory of the nearby glaciers. Mestia is an excellent example of something called daba – a…

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One Day Tours from Tbilisi – 12 ideas for seeing Georgia in a day

One day trips from Tbilisi are a great way to quickly and inexpensively discover Georgia’s most interesting parts. The country is relatively small, hence most places are easy to reach. Where should we go then? Here comes a list of 12 one-day routes – many reachable by solitary travellers, but if you prefer to journey…

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