The Caucasus – Hits and Misses

Posted by Pat on October 6, 2018 in Travel |

September 2018 Of all the 84 countries I have traveled in the past 46 years, I have to admit to knowing the least about the countries of the Caucasus – Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Little is written about this area beyond snippets of information, a few news flashes, and, if you know an Armenian, possibly […]

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Fantastical Mountains and Forests with a Touch of Stalin for Reality

Posted by Pat on September 22, 2018 in Travel |

21 September 2018 We retrace our miles south down the Military Road through sheep herds; following deep gorges, waterfalls and lakes; through the magnificent scenery of the Greater Caucasus as its trees begin to show their fall colors. Today we learn about a more somber time of history. One should never forget history: the who, […]

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Tbilisi Georgia – Stories of Monks and Massacres

Posted by Pat on September 19, 2018 in Travel |

17-18 September 2018 I weave eighty miles of up and down and up, endless around and around on sad roads within these Greater Caucasus. Our Georgian driver speeds us around pot holes, cows and the occasional slow driver. We cross over the Gombori Pass, our final peak at an altitude of just 5,315 feet, but the […]

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Georgia – A Day of Wine and Song

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2018 in Travel |

16 September 2018 Sorry, but entering the country of Georgia, I have Ray Charles singing in my head. I’ve had worse jingles haunting my memories (like when I visited Bologna Italy and every time I think of Disneyland). I am told this part of Georgia is synonymous with wine. My kind of place!  The route […]

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