Mestia svan towers

12 must-see places to visit in the Caucasus + suggested itineraries

The countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan have until recently been highly underrated places to visit. The three countries making up the Caucasus region have suddenly become one of the most sought after destinations in Eurasia. And I can understand why. The Caucasus is one of the most rewarding trips that I've taken. The Caucasus … Continue reading 12 must-see places to visit in the Caucasus + suggested itineraries

Gergeti Trinity church

A guide for hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

One of Georgia's main tourist attractions is the incredibly beautiful Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi. The 14th-century monastery is perched right on the edge of a hill towering above the town of Stepantsminda in northern Georgia. Although the church itself is an awe-inspiring sight, the surrounding Caucasus Mountains are equally an incredible attraction and offer … Continue reading A guide for hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

Vardzia

How to plan a day trip to Vardzia

The ancient rock-cut city of Vardzia is an unforgettable sight in Georgia. The cave city sits high above the Mtkvari River deep in a rural valley of sandy-coloured rugged rock. From afar, it appears like a montage of hollow windows but, in fact, it's the remains of one of Georgia's largest cave monasteries and cities … Continue reading How to plan a day trip to Vardzia

Mestia to ushguli trek

Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

The Upper Svaneti region of Georgia near the Russian border is one of the most spectacular parts of the Caucasus Mountain range. The snow-capped mountains and picturesque medieval-style Svan villages of the region form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has long been preserved naturally by its isolation. The best way to experience … Continue reading Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

Narikala fort

11 free things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is an incredibly intoxicating city. Without realising it, you'll soon become so attached and deeply in love with the place, you'll find it difficult to leave. One of the many charms of the city, and the entire country for that matter, is that it's a top place to explore for … Continue reading 11 free things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia