Georgia

Three weeks in Georgia in July 2019, mostly spent with trekking in the mountains, but also chilling some days in Tbilisi and a day visiting monasteries around Kutaisi in the end. Hiking took place in Tusheti and Khevsureti, on a four day camping trip from Omala to Shatili, and in Svaneti on a two day camping trip from Mazeri to Mestia and a four day trip with guest house stays from Mestia to Ushguli.

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Tbilisi 19th century house: Generous front garden  

Tbilisi 19th century house  

Tbilisi: Typical wooden balconies - Georgiens like to chat with neighbours  

Tbilisi 19th century house  

Tbilisi wooden housing in old town  

Public protests regarding Russian MP's visit to Georgia June 20th 2019  

Tbilisi cat in old town  

Tbilisi warning for bad pavement  

Kids hanging out in Tbilisi's Rike Park, Peace Bridge in background  

Café in Tbilisi  

Holy Trinity cathedral of Tbilisi  

Fountain in Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi  

Radiotower in Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi  

Radiotower in Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi  

Radiotower in Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi  

Tbilisi high-rise  

Tbilisi city park  

Alaverdi Monastery  

Alaverdi Monastery  

Alaverdi Monastery  

Alaverdi Monastery  

Alaverdi Monastery: A winery sponsors the maintenance here  

Defunct gas station in Kvemo Alvani  

Fishing in Alazani river  

Parna, Sura, Ilya with friends, chilling near Alazani river  

Parna and Ilya fishing in Alazani river  

Parna and Ilya fishing in Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Boys chilling near Alazani river  

Agagi, Sura and the nephew from Telawi  

Picnic after crossing Torha pass on the way to Omala, Tusheti  

Kesolo castle above Omala, Tusheti  

Bird in Omala  

Horse in Omala  

View into the rain on Pirikita range, hiking from Omalo to Parsma  

View from Pirikita range, hiking from Omalo to Parsma  

View from Makratela hill towards Parsma  

View from Makratela hill  

View from Makratela hill  

Ruslan, shepherd near Parsma, Thusheti  

Ruslan, shepherd near Parsma, Thusheti  

Ruslan driving his sheep out in the morning  

View along Alazani river near Girevi, Thusheti  

View along Kvakhidisitskali river , Tusheti  

Shepherds taking the wool in Tusheti  

Shepherds taking the wool in Tusheti  

Shepherds taking the wool in Tusheti  

Sheep in Thusheti  

Sheep on Kvakhidi meadows  

Sheep on Kvakhidi meadows  

Camping beneath Atsunta pass, descending on Khevsureti side  

Horses on Khidotanis ridge  

View from Khonistskali valley to Mutso castle  

Chapel in Shatili, Khevsureti  

Old bus in Shatili, Khevsureti  

Svaneti: View from Guli pass (3000m) between Mazeri and Mestia to Mount Ushba (4700m)  

Dusk below Guli pass, Sveneti  

Dusk below Guli pass, Sveneti  

Ethnographical museum in Mestia, Svaneti  

Ethnographical museum in Mestia, Svaneti  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Wood workshop of Mestia epicharchy  

Door in Mestia epicharchy  

Mestia police station in Saakashvili's transparent anti-corrpution style  

City building of Mestia  

Farmer in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Farmer in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Temo came home from Tbilisi to help with cattle over summer  

Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Collecting grass in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Collecting grass in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Collecting grass in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Collecting grass in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Pigs drinking in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Pigs drinking in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Pig in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Dusk in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

House in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Familiy working in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Service in little chapel in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Cemetery in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Gate in Tsvirmi, Svaneti  

Cow in Adishi, Svaneti  

Old house in Adishi, Svaneti  

Old house in Adishi, Svaneti  

View up along Adishi river  

View of Adishi glacier from Chkhunderi ridge at 3000m altitude  

Old house in Khalde, Svaneti  

Cows like to sit on the roads  

Baptising in Motsameta monastery  

Baptising in Motsameta monastery