Stepantsminda Georgia

Our longest journey from Tbilisi was to Stepantsminda and took some 3 hours by mini-bus. The journey was through stunning scenery with the single track road snaking through a steep valley. The mini-buses in Georgia run on a fixed route when they are full, with stops on demand. Since Stepantsminda is a reasonably important settlement our mini-bus only made a single stop, for refreshments. We only wanted to visit a single place near the town

Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Trinity Church

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Gori Georgia

Just over an hours drive west of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is Gori, we took a mini-bus to reach the town from Tbilisi. The town is not large and is physically dominated today as it has been by a castle which though the upper part is a ruin is a must visit for the overview of the town. However, in all other respects the town is dominated by its most famous son, Joseph Stalin.

Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin

A small house that is still standing is Continue reading “Gori Georgia”

Tbilisi Georgia

We flew into Tbilisi with Air Arabia from Muscat via Sharjah, the flight from Sharjah is only 3 hours and I found it very comfortable with Air Arabia’s food being reasonable value. The airport in Tbilisi is on the edge of city and after buying a SIM card we took a taxi into town over the river, which had flooded the city not so long ago, and into Vake.

Central Tbilisi Georgia
Central Tbilisi Georgia

Vake is an area with tree lined boulevards and, Continue reading “Tbilisi Georgia”