Tbilisi, Georgia – Final Afternoon Fun – Part I

While at the Narikala Fortress, Dachi bought me a crown of fresh flowers from this woman! We started walking down from the Narikala Fortress to see the waterfall at a steep wall of Sololaki Hill. On our way down the hill we see this Azerbaijan church: Lots of traditional Georgian homes made of brick, wood, small…

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…

Signagi, Georgia – Walking Around Town & Lunch!

The town itself is charming!!  A wonderful walk back in time…… Lots of locals selling homemade wool items!  I bought a pair of wool slippers like these yesterday! Colorful mats and souvenirs! Handmade wool socks! A seller…. Monument to those Georgians who died in WWII: Names of those who died… View of the city…. Papakha…

Georgia – Driving North to the Gudauri Ski Resort!

Well, so much for getting up and going to the sulpher baths this morning! I slept in!!  LoL!! Anyway…..it seems the tour guide who picked me up yesterday at the airport is my private tour guide!  A cute 25 year old Georgian from Tbilisi!  I didn’t realize my tours would be just me and this…

Tbilisi, Georgia – Wandering Around on New Year’s Day

So, my main goal today, as it was my one tour free day, was to hit a sulphur bath!  With suggestions from my tour guide I googled the best locations.  I found one and put that location into my GPS….and I was off!!! Now, I will say that I, at this time, had no idea…

Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be blog up-to-date ready for my solo trip here during…