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

Southeastern Myanmar: Hpa-An and Mawlamyine

Myanmar is a pretty big country, I soon discovered, and with a maximum 28 day visa it doesn’t leave you much room to explore the country extensively. I had spent most of my time in the northern half of the country, as most people do, and so I decided for the remainder of my days … Continue reading Southeastern Myanmar: Hpa-An and Mawlamyine