Blue Eyes, Gold Teeth: The Fabled Land of the Svans

High Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti, Georgia

When you get there, you'll meet the Afghan at the telephone pole.These instructions given to us in Mestia by the Svaneti Mountaineering Tourism Center left us baffled. Is our mountain guide a member of the Mujahideen who’d lost his way and made his home in the mountains of Georgia? After all, in Svaneti just about anything seems possible. … [Read more...]

Kids of Tbilisi – Georgian Voices

Kids of Sololaky - Tbilisi

We had high expectations of Georgia. So far, we have not been disappointed. The people are warm and the place is beautiful.We spent our first day walking around Tbilisi, permanently lost in a sea of street signs in Georgian script (a beautiful script, but completely incomprehensible to us!). No shortage of friendly and genuine offers to help us find our way … [Read more...]