Destinations Magazine

Georgia Through the Lens

By Awanderingphoto

“You live your life and tell me it can’t be done, I’ll live mine and show you it can.”

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We started out our tour through Georgia in Tblisi, the capital, which was a beautifully done up city with many tourists.

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After that we went east through the vineyards and into a non-touristic and extremely friendly part of Georgia, the type of place where people on horse drawn carriages would stop and give us candy, and where our groceries would go bad before we got a chance to even cook them because we were constantly invited to picnics.

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A beautiful town we happened upon along the way.

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We ate all sorts of yummy foods! The grandpa you see cooking down below turned out to be one of the most wonderful people we met during our whole stay. We spent two days with him and his grandchildren in the countryside.

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Then we started up into the hills, which turned into two days of pushing our bikes up the steepest road we have ever seen.

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Thankfully we eventually reached the top!

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We felt like we were back in Oregon surrounded by the trees and rivers in Omalo. This isolated region is composed of tiny little villages perched on hillsides all over the area, though now, most of the inhabitants descend to lower ground before the harsh winter.

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The way down was fun!

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After about ten kilometers of paved road, we ended up struggling for two days on some very rural rough roads where we were thankfully picked up by a grandpa who gave us a ride and fed us cake! The best part about this region was the camping.

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Then, it was time to find some mountains once again!

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After we arrived to the Russian boarder, the clouds cleared to show us this lovely peak right next door.

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And like always, the way back down was blast!

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Then we passed through a desert like area….

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… Before heading once again into – you guessed it – the mountains. Along with two dogs who had followed us up and over the pass on an abandoned road, we then arrived into the most beautiful region of Georgia.

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This was our favorite town in Georgia, and you can probably see why.

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The way back down was spectacular as well.

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After a week in the rain, we were thankful that the sun welcomed us to the Black Sea, our last stop in Georgia!

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If you are new to the blog and have missed some of my previous pictures, feel free to click here for an easy-to-view album of them on Facebook, or here where I have photo journeys from Nepal, India, the States (and more!) that you can click on right on the blog.


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