Georgia is a country in the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It lies bordered by the Black Sea on the left, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey.
Georgia is predominantly Christian, and it’s history dates back to as far as the fourth century.
I was travelling with a friend of mine called Karen for about three days, with only one day of tour. However, we managed to visit a couple of places.
First, we went to the Mtskheta Church Of Jvari (Holy Cross) built in the fifth century; an orthodox monastery and was one of the centres of pilgrimage. From this place, you have a great view of the two rivers, the Aragvi and Mtkvari, that meet but never mix.
Our tour guide, Totoo, is from the old capital city of Georgia, Mtskheta. He wanted to show us around his town, and coincidentally, there was a celebration in this particular town on that day.
In the picture above, the lady was selling a Georgian delicacy made of grapes, with walnuts inside. They are very sweet.
There’s a church in the same area, a historic church called the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of Twelve Apostles. There was an on going ceremony while we were there, with the residents of Mtskheta attending for the town celebrations.
Most of the historic monuments in Mtskheta became UNESCO world heritage sites due to their significance.
We took a really long drive to the town of Kazbegi, a very hilly and mountainous region in Georgia. This is where most tourists go for paragliding. I am not adventurous enough to try that, but, there are some really great pilots here who fly around the mountains with you.
I found Georgia to have a lot of similarities with Austria. From the building structures, to the people, the cultures, and the geographical features.
Due to time constraints, we were unable to go for wine tasting. Georgia is quite known for the wine it produces, with most people having small vineyards in their homesteads.
Georgia is rich in history and culture, an incredible tourist destination for the history and architecture lovers.