Tbilisi, Georgia – My Private Tour Guide – Dachi

I wasn’t expecting to have a constant companion on my solo vacation to Tbilisi, Georgia. I knew that my travel agent had booked me tours each day, except my arrival day on January 1st.  I had that day on my own because everything was closed. I anticipated my upcoming tours to be on a packed…

Mtskheta, Georgia – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Dachi, my awesome tour guide told me that the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is the most holy of churches in Georgia – here is where the robe Jesus wore during or shortly after his crucifixion and members of the original Royal Family are buried. The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Anything that is restored…

Mtskheta, Georgia – Jvari Monastery

In the 4th century, this is the location where Saint Nino converted the King of Iberia to Christianity and erected a large wooden cross on the sight of a pagan temple.  The cross worked miracles and started drawing pilgrims from the area. The Jvari Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Again, I had to…