Things to do in Mestia: the gateway to Svaneti

Things to do in Mestia: the gateway to Svaneti

Mestia is one of the largest towns in the upper Svaneti region. At an altitude of 1500 meters it is the start of a number of spectacular treks. It’s a hikers paradise, but there are also enough things to do in Mestia if you didn’t 

The Chalaadi glacier hike in Svaneti, Georgia

The Chalaadi glacier hike in Svaneti, Georgia

The Chalaadi glacier is located in the mountains of eastern Georgia. The region of Svaneti is home to the largest glaciers in the Caucasus mountain range and the Chalaadi glacier is just one of them.  The Chalaadi glacier is on the slopes of mount Ushba. 

Things to do in Zugdidi Georgia

Things to do in Zugdidi Georgia

Zugdidi in Georgia is the small capital of the lush and green Samegrelo province. This old city has a strategic location in Western Georgia. Therefore many travellers end up in Zugdidi, but most only use it as a short stop over on their way to 

Juta Georgia and the Chaukhi mountains: a travel guide

Juta Georgia and the Chaukhi mountains: a travel guide

Most likely you have never heard of Juta in Georgia. This small mountain village is high up in the Caucasus mountains in a rather remote region of the Kazbegi National Park and close to the border with Russia.  The story of Juta Georgia For years, 

Georgian Military highway: a travel guide

Georgian Military highway: a travel guide

The Georgian Military highway is one of the most scenic high altitude road trips in Europe. Crossing the majestic Caucasus mountain range it offers superb views on the snow capped mountain peaks from the comfort of your car. Furthermore there are lots of interesting places 

Kukushka train: the Borjomi to Bakuriani railway

Kukushka train: the Borjomi to Bakuriani railway

The Kukushka train in Georgia is among the most scenic train journeys in the Caucasus region. The 37 kilometer narrow gauge railway runs through the forested Caucasus foothills offering sweeping panoramic views as it winds it way up the mountain. The Kukushka train runs from 

Vardzia cave town and monastery: a travel guide

Vardzia cave town and monastery: a travel guide

Vardzia cave town is an ancient cave settlement in the slopes of the Erusheti mountains in Georgia. It is both a historical monument and an active place of worship. Monks still live in the Vardzia cave monastery that was once part of a much larger 

Top things to do in Borjomi Georgia

Top things to do in Borjomi Georgia

This post is about the best things to do in Borjomi Georgia. A small town in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region in central Georgia. I knew about Borjomi only because of the fizzy mineral water famous throughout the ex Soviet world. Borjomi was a popular holiday destination 

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Baku. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and a city famous for its gas and oil reserves on the Caspian sea coast. What can I say about Baku? Baku did not charm 

Baku express: the train from Sheki to Baku

Baku express: the train from Sheki to Baku

The helpful owners of my guesthouse asked me multiple times if I really wanted to take the train from Sheki to Baku. They warned me that it would be slow. 12 hours in fact, while the minibus would only take six hours. A bit worried 

16 Things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

16 Things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Sheki. Sheki is a pleasant city in northern Azerbaijan at the foot of the Caucasus mountains. It is surrounded by rolling hills with lush forests that beckon you to explore them. It is 

How to travel from Sighnaghi to Sheki

How to travel from Sighnaghi to Sheki

I knew this was going to be a long day with a mixture of several taxis and buses to make it from Sighnaghi in Georgia to Sheki in Azerbaijan. I wanted to start early, but Georgia is not the country where they wake up when