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Tbilisi to Armenia: a scenic route

Tucked away in the Caucasus, Georgia is sandwiched in-between Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. If you’re looking to expand your overlanding Horizons from Georgia then heading to Armenia is a fantastic idea. Currently, there are three points where you can enter Armenia from Georgia: Sadakhlo, Ninotsminda, and Guguti. On the main road from Tbilisi to Yerevan you’ll find the largest and most...

Georgia’s greatest king was a woman

My mother, bless her heart, is a hopeless romantic. When I say I grew up surrounded by books, they were, to be honest, shelves upon shelves of Silhouette Romance and Mills & Boon novels. So it was no surprise when Mom visited me in Tbilisi that, of all the books she could buy about the history of Georgia, she snapped up Meg Clothier’s "The Girl King" about Georgia’s formidable 12th Century queen...

Khevsur warriors in their traditional armour

The Khevsureti Crusaders: It’s a myth, people!

Ok. Let’s be clear. The myth about the Khevsurs being a lost tribe of Crusaders is utter rubbish. And, frankly, the Khevsurs don’t need it. High up in the Caucasus, bordering Russia’s Chechnyan region and cut off by snow half the year, the Khevsureti area has enough real history and lore to gobsmack any visitor.

Abastumani Observatory Photo by Tbel Abuseridze

A vision of the past: stargazing at Abastumani Observatory in Georgia

Beach resorts not really your thing? How about a trip to an old Czarist era spa and resort town, hidden away from the world in the forests of the Borjomi-Kharaguli National Park in south-east Georgia? For centuries this region has been known amongst locals for its crisp refreshing air, coniferous forests and rejuvenating thermal waters, yet it wasn’t until the 1850’s that it attracted outside...

UAZ Buhanka on Kazbegi

Georgian Military Highway

Buying vans from Russia and importing them into Georgia is always a tiresome combination of long waits at border crossings and seemingly endless amounts of paperwork. At the same time though it’s a great road trip through the ever-changing landscapes of Georgia. The drive really gets interesting as you approach Vladikavkaz, the last city in Russia before the Georgian border, when the...

Armenia

Located in the southern Caucasus, Armenia is the smallest country of the former Soviet republics, where you’ll find rich history, ancient buildings, distinctive culture, mountainous landscape, extinct volcanoes, and a wide array of hiking and camping opportunities. Bordered with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey, Armenia has both influenced, and been influenced by its neighbours, which is...

Georgia

Georgia is where lush valleys, meandering rivers, snowcapped peaks and sprawling vineyards paint a picture perfect landscape. Stretching east from the shores of the Black Sea, over the Caucasus Mountains and across a countryside dotted with national parks, this is a haven for bikers, hikers, horse riders and skiers. Georgia is a crossroads between Europe and Asia in both location and historical...