13 Exploring Georgia, Kazbegi And Shatili

Exploring Georgia, Kazbegi And Shatili

Posted on January 7, 2012 by

Georgia is famous for its beauty, so there you will find a lot of tourists, even though for those traveling by car, the trip there won’t be easy (due to reconstructions and usual two-lane roads).

On the way there, you will come across villages and cities which names are familiar to you and evoke bad memories… Beslan, Budennovsk.

It will take you less than an hour to go through the customs which is very good, given the red tape inherent in these two countries.

Above, you see the view which will welcome you in Georgia.

Pushkin and Lermontov admired the beauty of this country for a reason! By the way, enjoying the views, don’t forget to find a place to stay overnight.

Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov, Soviet prose authors of the 1920s and 1930s, called this place “the most beautiful in the world”. The Terek River is so strong and loud that you can hardly hear each other.

Local people, seeing tourists, treat them to wine and khinkali and invite them home to have dinner. Amazing hospitality of officials and locals produces an impression of a slight shock.

In the mountains, you perceive sizes differently, like that church that seems tiny if compared with Mount Kazbek.

Serpentine roads and hight raise your adrenaline level. After the sunset, it gets cold so you have to put on a warm coat and eat something warm too. Drinking liqueur, while enjoying the view of the church with the sky in the background, shining stars and glowing snow… make you feel absolutely happy.

In the morning, it’s cold and you may see a fox or other wild animals prowling around.

Sunbeams touching the mountains change their color dramatically.


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13 Responses to “Exploring Georgia, Kazbegi And Shatili”

  1. geoff says:

    Such a beautiful place. A lot of the worlds oldest people come from Georgia. Clear air, clear water, clear head.

    I would love to ride my motorcycle around there, camping and taking a long time.

  2. Daniel says:

    What do these people do for a living? There is no sign of agriculture or industry.

  3. Matlok says:

    Breath taking scenery! Looks like a cool place to visit!

  4. Jasamanidse says:

    Thank you, my father is Georgian and one day I must visit☺

  5. Tovarich_Volk says:

    So ah…. what’s up with the vegetative growth in the 8th to last picture here?

  6. (r)evolutionist says:

    I was enjoying the scenery when “Country Joe” reared his ugly head…

  7. mukmika says:

    Beautiful scenery, great post.

  8. Combat says:

    speechless. Georgia more beautiful than i seen in tv from Malaysia.

  9. Zonda says:

    Gorgeous landscapes, nice views, a piece of untouched world.

  10. Mariel says:


  11. Zara says:

    Hi! May I know which date you went to Georgia?
    BTW, awesome pictures. My friends and I will visit in Dec. Hoping to capture Georgia’s beauty just as you did.

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