Tag Archives: Landscape

Kakheti (2): Views and wine!

Last time I was in Telavi / Kakheti I was just passing through on my way to Tusheti, but fortunately I came back to explore this part of Georgia – famous for its wine – a bit more.

Roman Burduladze, who runs Tushetiland Travels and who I had the luck to come across while looking for travel ideas, remembered this beautiful place in the mountains that he’d been to long time ago. Well, we found it again, in the mountains close to the Batsara Natural Reserve:1-P1140800-001

Amazing, isn’t it? As you can see, I couldn’t resist the urge to get an “I-was-there”-photo… Continue reading

“Oh, my God” moments in Kazbegi

On my way to the mountainous Kazbegi region in the North of Georgia I had a number of “Oh, my God” moments today. Because of the condition of the road, I admit that most of the time they weren’t of a deeply spiritual nature but rather went something along the fearful lines of “Oh, my God, I hope the driver knows what he’s doing….”

However, upon arriving my doubts about coming here were very quickly forgotten given the “Oh, my God, how beautiful” moment at the sight of the Gergeti Trinity Church and Mount Kazbek…

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Looking forward to hiking up to the church and the Gergeti glacier tomorrow!

Armenia’s monasteries: Magic views and medieval graffiti

When you travel in Armenia (and Georgia, too) it seems that there’s always yet another monastery or church around the corner that is worth visiting. 

So, rather than boring the pants off you by listing (or worse, describing!) every single one that my friend Annegret and I have seen in the past weeks, here just the „best of Armenian religious sites“.

For the mystic monastery mood, listen to Annegret testing the famed acoustics of one of the chambers carved entirely from the rock at Geghard monastery as you continue.
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Guest post: Anni from Ani

Written by Annegret

Being the first friend to join Maike for one leg of her journey around the world, I also have the honour of being the first guest blogger she has invited to write a post for meanderingmaike.net And what better subject for me to tackle than our visit to Ani?   Continue reading