Puri Bread Bakery
Tour guide, 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 baked in an oven called a ‘tone’.
I bought a loaf of puri, warm, fresh – just out of the oven. It was delicious! Typically, Georgians eat this bread with every meal.
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!
View of Signagi
View of our destination – the town of Signagi with the Caucasus Mountains behind it.
Russia is on the other side of those mountains.
Pomegranate and Orange Juice Stands
Fresh pomegranate and orange juice stands, run by locals, are at all main tourist attractions.
I ordered a mix of pomegranate and orange juice.
As the Georgian man was pressing the fruit, he was speaking to Dachi in their language.
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…..
Apparently, the man had a “smoke” before leaving home and forgot to put his false teeth in.
I guess you had to be there and know that locals who live in the country grow more than grapes…