Ushguli – mysteries of Georgian settlements up on “Europe’s roof”

In Svaneti, one could swear an ancient sort of power reigns still, drawing us towards it like a magnet. Calling again, echoing clearly from the snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus mountain ranges. The meadows are greener here, covered in countless flowers. Winters are icy and fierce. Every day life never fails to challenge the locals.…

Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli – Georgia’s most fascinating museum of winemaking

Kakheti, the birthplace of Georgia’s winemaking industry. Of the many wineries in the area, one stands out: Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli, where one can tour a truly incredible museum of winemaking. Its name is no accident either – seeing as it is ran by twin brothers Gia and Gela Gamtkitsulashvilis. Napareuli is located in…

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…