Signagi, Georgia – Drive to Bodbe Monastery and the Town of Signagi

Dachi picked me up at 11:30am and we were headed east to the Bodbe Monastery and the town of Signagi.

On the way we stopped to buy Georgian bread and cheese! The cheese is a cow cheese called ‘Sulguni.’ The bread is called ‘puri’ and is baked in an oven called a ‘tone’.  I bought a loaf of puri, warm, fresh – just out of the oven!!!  It was delicious!! Georgians eat this bread with every meal!

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Video of the inside of the bakery! The woman baking the bread did not speak english, yet somehow I knew she was asking me what country I was from!  That is what she is starting to ask me at the end of the video!

Sheep crossing!

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View of the Caucasus Mountains – Russia is behind those mountains – and the town of Signagi:

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Funny story….these are fresh pomegranate and orange juice stands run by locals at all main tourist attractions:

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I ordered a mix of pomegranate and orange juice.  As the Georgian man was pressing the fruit, he was speaking to Dachi – Dachi was laughing out loud at what the man was saying…I asked what was so funny, Dachi said he would tell me in the car…..

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…..apparently the man had a “smoke” before leaving home and forgot his false teeth!  I guess you had to be there and know that locals who live in the country grow more than grapes…..  😉

S, 🙂

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    Yes it is nice to see you with the places you are visiting in the background. That bread , cooked over a fire pit??? must be delicious.
    And the sheep have the crosswalk…always ( smile )Very nice picture of you in your orange top. Your road side combo drink looks very healthy. mmmm wonder what grows ( smile )

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    1. The dough is stuck to the side of the oven walls then cooked. 🙂

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