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Korsha: Of poets and painters, horse racers and judoka

Khevsureti is one of the most beautiful regions in Georgia, and one of the most difficult to access. Korsha is the last village on the road leading north into the Khevsureti mountains that is still accessible during the winter months. Many tourists just pass by this little village as they are heading towards Shatili (which admittedly is pretty amazing with its medieval fortified slate houses and towers all clustered together on a slope above a river and surrounded by mountains – more about Shatili in a later post.)

However, I can only recommend a stopover at the Arabuli family’s guesthouse in Korsha, one of the best places I’ve stayed at in Georgia! To start with, this is what you might get when asked upon arrival whether you’d like “a coffee”:

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Room with a view

While my foot is steadily getting better I still can’t do much more than hobble to the little village shop and back once a day. Three reasons why I’m nevertheless enjoying myself here:

1) The view from my room:
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2) The view from the second window of my room:
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3) Giorgi, the owner of the guesthouse who is taking great care of me, including cooking dinner for both of us and providing me with a daily dose of ‘chacha’, the traditional Georgian spirit, for better sleep and quicker healing.
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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

Turkish for beginners: Teşekkür ederim!

The day before yesterday, Annegret and I left Istanbul for a journey that would take us some 1500 kilometers from one end of Turkey to the other, by ferry from Istanbul to Bursa, by bus from Bursa to Eskişehir, and then by train from Eskişehir to Ankara and from Ankara to Kars. View Map Continue reading

Lazy spring day in Belgrade

Two busy days in Budapest and a rather short night on the train, interrupted by border controls, had left me rather unwilling to do any major exploring in Belgrade (where I have also been before). So I spent day 5 of my trip getting a sunburn in the city park, admiring the view and watching the crowd, as well as writing for my blog. Continue reading