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Goin’ to Gori 

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Mestia to Ushguli

I had just written a post about the trip between Kutaisi and Mestia. . . And I think WordPress decided it wasn’t worth saving. Damnit all. Screw it, then.  SO, settled in Mestia, having completed a few day hikes to … Continue reading

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Winding old roads and Farewell to Friends 

Bypassing cities is always my first choice, and this is what we did. Skirting around the North end of Chinti, we made our way East through the foothills, along gravel and dirt roads,  through villages only Georgians would find any … Continue reading

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Mining towns, Monasteries, and Hippie Happenings 

Our escape from unknown misfortune took us into the rolling hills of Central Georgia. Our destination was Chiatura, due to hearing people say it was worth seeing. Foreigners said this. Georgians wondered why the hell we wanted to go there.  … Continue reading

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Strange People, Dangerous Drivers 

In Sarpi, the border town, I met my new travel partner for a couple of weeks. Katherina the Austrian, who had already soaked up some of Georgia’s interesting ways before I had arrived. We camped out on some beach chairs, … Continue reading

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Turkish Truckers, Long Days

My checklist for Turkey complete (not that I really have checklists), I hefted up my pack and aimed for Georgia.  I aimed for Sivas, with one ride handing me a handful of cigarettes as we parted ways in the middle … Continue reading

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