After disembarking from the ferry, I headed for the centre of Batumi to grab something to eat, change some money and recharge my Georgian SIM card which I still had from the previous time. I also went for a quick swim just outside Batumi since this was my last opportunity to swim in the Black Sea. My plan for the next few days was to head towards Tbilisi for a few days, wait for Ana who was coming to meet me there for a few days and then explore together the wine region of Kakheti. Continue reading Georgia for a second time
Once I left Kiev, my route was firmly set South towards the Black Sea town of Odessa. This made Kiev the northernmost place I would visit on this trip and from here I would head more or less South towards Dubai. Continue reading Odessa and crossing the Black Sea
After some rough days of off roading tracks, bumps, more bumps and lots of curves in the mountain roads, we decided to stay in Batumi for two nights instead of our initial plan and just chill out. I still had plenty of Starwood hotel miles, so we chilled out in style at the Sheraton Hotel, which greeted us with an upgrade and a beautiful view over the Black Sea. Continue reading Batumi, Batumi
Following up on the previous post about our adventures in the Svaneti area of Georgia, I also uploaded a video with a section of the drive. We’ve been using the GoPro quite a bit and we’ve got lots of cool video footage, so hopefully at the end of the trip we’ll do a cool edit of the whole thing.
The video is from the last part of the drive towards the village of Ushguli and it’s sped up about 2 times faster.
As we moved on from the Kazbegi area, we knew we wanted more of the beautiful Georgian mountains so we did a bit of research trying to figure out which way is the best way to go into Svaneti, a mountains area also in the North of Georgia, but slightly more towards the West. Continue reading Svaneti and the best lunch ever
Reaching Georgia was super easy. The border was such a smooth experience and in less that one hour we were out of Armenia and into Georgia. Yay! Continue reading Discovering Georgia – from Tbilisi to Kazbegi
For our last night in Armenia we headed towards the Debed Canyon in the northern part of the country. Besides being an interesting area, this is also the main road linking Armenia and Georgia so it tends to get quite busy at times. Continue reading Debed Canyon