This day stayed in my memory for exceptional horse riding in Ushguli. Here we will tell you what you might expect if you want to explore Svanetia – the most distant part of the Caucasus – on horseback.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 26: Ushguli, Svanetia”
Here we will write about how we got to Svanetia taking the most challenging but most beautiful road from Lentekhi to Ushguli and about our first impressions of Ushguli.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 25: Ushguli, Svanetia”
Armenia: or there and back again! In this chapter, we will reveal the unexpected costs linked to the Georgia Armenia border crossing and leaving the country and tell you how we found ourselves in Western Georgia on that day instead of strolling through Armenian Highlands.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 24: Georgia Armenia Border Crossing”
Here we share our impressions from the healing water of Borjomi and the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 22, 23: Borjomi and Tbilisi, Georgia”
That day we went to Georgia and explored the Mktrvi River Valley! The border crossing Aktas Sinir Kapisi – doesn’t show up on all the maps, but it does truly exist and is open. It could have been completely empty, had not an Iranian bus dropped 30 people at this otherwise deserted border crossing right in front of us. Meeting the Iranians caused the biggest embarrassment in my life. Dear reader, you should know that I am a PhD student in Anthropology and generally have a high opinion of my non-conventional thinking. And now picture the following:
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 21: Arriving in Georgia”
After hours of driving through Eastern Anatolia towards the Armenian border, the landscape was still the same: wide plains occupied with agriculture. There was hay everywhere: either being cut, collected by tractors or lying around. People were busy with harvesting and the tractors were driving back and forth in the fields. It looked like Pol Pot’s dream — turning everybody into a peasant.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 20: Ani, the Acient Capital of Armenia”
By the time darkness fell, we still hadn’t managed to find a suitable place for our camp, but there had hardly been any such place on the whole way from Cappadocia to the north of Turkey. The landscape still looked the same – slopes with little trees, houses in small groups – mostly new 5 to 10-storey buildings. The sameness of the landscape probably added some fuel to my sickness caused by the long drive toward the Georgian border.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 19: Driving trough Turkey”
That day we engaged in racing Arabian racehorses through Valleys of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 18: Cappadocia”
That day we kept exploring a fairy-tale Cappadocia: its most famous and still-to-be-discovered places and even found a natural Jacuzzi!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 17: Cappadocia”
That day we discovered a perfect place to camp in a valley of fairy chimneys! But it was a long way to get there. We left Istanbul at 8 am and at around 6 pm and 750 km behind us we reached the Ilhara valley in Cappadocia.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 16: From Istanbul to Cappadocia”