Monday, March 21, 2016

Exploring the Monasteries and Mountainous Views in the Kakheti Region

We spent one very long and fun day driving through Kakheti Province, which is the easternmost province in Georgia. The area is filled with churches, of course, and random people ready to feed us their wine. Kakheti also provided gorgeous views of the Caucasus Mountains from every town, road, and church. It was by far the most beautiful province we explored! It being late November, there was little to no greenery in our views, so it would be really great to go back in a different season sometime and experience this corner of the country in color.
The group ready to tour around. FC Dinamo is the name of the Georgian soccer team.
Listen to their theme song.
First stop at Ujarma Fortress - 9am and the security guard at the Ujarma Fortress
ran over to have us try his wine instead of selling us tickets.

Ujarma Fortress - 5th century 
Ujarma Fortress
Ujarma Fortress
Peaceful views from Ujarma Fortress

Ujarma Fortress
Feeling tipsy at Ujarma Fortress
First snow of the season!


Sisters loving the Caucasus Mountains.

Savva digging the view.
Telavi, Georgia
Telavi
Telavi
With our tour guide.
Siblings taking attractive poses at Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress in Telavi.
Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress in Telavi
Like father, like daughter posing in front of snail art.
Glorious Greater Caucasus Mountains
Happy in Telavi!
This is a 900 year old Giant Plane tree in Telavi.
Telavi views
We found puppies on the grounds of the Alexandre Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali
Alexandre Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali
Alexandre Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali
Can you tell I was obsessed with the mountains?
Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
built in 1565.
Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower
Wow, are you a model???
Posers.
Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower 
Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower
Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower 
The king's bathroom in the Royal Tower
For Eda and Lycian Secret
Epic views in Georgia
It happens.
Looking at the Alazani Valley from Nekresi Monastery

Pomegranate trees at Nekresi Monastery
Alazani Valley
Exploring Nekresi Monastery
The kids at Nekresi Monastery
Finished off the day with some delicious soup kharcho, bread, and wine.

2 comments:

  1. The Father of DashaMarch 21, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    From the mountains, throuhg the valleys,
    To the Black Sea, Love and Wine,
    God bless my Georgia, The Home of mine

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