Caucasus: Heaven on Earth

Having done some trekking around the Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Hindukush, the Pamirs, the Andes and Patagonia, I thought I’ve had enough of mountains, and I wasn’t expecting much from the Caucasus.  But autumn colours as the backdrop to a range of snow-peaks? Definitely my first time.  I was still speechless with over-excitement.  I think I was even crying.

The Caucasus region in general did not leave me a very deep impression, but Georgia was certainly a wonderful surprise!  The food was sublime, and everywhere I went, I was treated glass after glass of homemade wine, along with drunken performances of polyphonic singing.  It was like heaven on earth. What more can you ask for?

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GEORGIA 格魯吉亞: Tbilisi, Mtshketa, Gori, Zugdidi, Mestia, Signaghi, Telavi, Alaverdi, Vardzia, Akhalsikhe, Vale