Based in Boulder, Colorado our informal travel group of 6 friends have been laying low during the past 18 months, so we are looking forward to what promises to be a very interesting and beautiful adventure to the Republic of Georgia. Georgia is a small country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, unspoiled by modern tourism and still retaining its authentic character. Georgia is characterized by the majestic Caucasus Mountains towering up to 17,037 feet and shrouded in massive glaciers. We will be hiking through medieval villages with ancient castles, historic monasteries and ornate cathedrals found in the idyllic countryside south of the mountains. Wine has been produced in Georgia for over 6,000 years and it is considered the cradle of wine. Georgia’s excellent wines are complimented by a rich cuisine which encompasses Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences.
We will be traveling about three weeks, including air time and a few days recouping in Munich before heading back home. We are all getting older, so this trip reflects that, with only three to four days of moderate mountain hiking, coupled with cultural tours, wine tasting, and free time to explore historic towns and villages, museums, and other cultural attractions. I plan on posting short photo journals each day in Georgia, with more photos than text, but hopefully enough to give you a good idea of what the Republic of Georgia has to offer in terms of natural beauty, cultural history, and its people .. . . check us out daily, and if you have any questions, post them online and I’ll try to answer. My first photo journal will be posted Saturday, August 7th.