Monthly Archives: June 2017

Minsk for the Hell of it!

I traveled to Minsk only because Belarus was the only European Country from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic I had not visited.  I know, it is a dumb ass reason to waste time in a hell hole but sometimes … Continue reading

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Budapest Part II – Gellert Hill

Woke up early  on this morning to get fast start across the Danube and up Gellert Hill Before the heat built.  Imagine my shock to reach the top of the hill and find the Budapest Citadel closed for renovation.  Seems … Continue reading

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Rested from Romania on to a Sprint thru Budapest

After four long nights of uninterrupted  sleep and lazy days of laying around on the beach in Romania I was once again rested and ready for the road.  I had three days to see everything there was to see in … Continue reading

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Resting my weary body in Romania

After 48 days of hard traveling, long days of site seeing, and many nights of sampling every country’s food, beer, wine and music – I needed a time out.  The final straw was getting up at 2:30am to catch the … Continue reading

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Armenia in 19 hours – Not enough time!

  My visit to Armenia was way too brief.  I only scheduled one day and night in Armenia because it didn’t look that interesting based on the guide books and I was eager to get to the Black Sea beaches … Continue reading

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Radom Photos taken in Tbilisi

I have spent so much time blogging about the Georgian countryside that I’ve neglected to say a lot about Tbilisi.  I have included a few random photos of the view from high atop Narikala Fortress and of the old Metekhl … Continue reading

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Traveling East to Visit the Gremi Fortress and Georgia’s Version of Napa Valley

My final trip out of Tbilisi was to the eastern Provence of  Kakheti. This region is best known for its vineyards and wine production but it is also rich in historical sites including many castles, fortresses, churches, and monasteries.  The … Continue reading

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Dinner at the Unforgettable Tsiskvili Restaurant

Since I had enjoyed the folk dancers so much at the Vardzia my guide and new friend Levani suggested I visit this remarkable restaurant for dinner. I am writing this short blog on just this evening because it was so … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Turkish Border and the 11th Century Cave City of Vardzia

Our original plan was to drive southwest to visit the Cave City of Vardzia passing the ruins of Khertvisi Fortress and Timogvi Castle destroyed by the Persians long ago.  Once we visited Vardzia we had planned to explore the Rabati … Continue reading

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Traveling the Georgian/Russian Military Road to Kazbegi

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For my first jaunt out of the Capital of Tbilisi I headed for the Northern Caucasus Mountains and the frontier town of Kazbegi.  Along the way I visited the historic and original capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, the Ananuri Fortress … Continue reading

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