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Tskhenistskali

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    Die Stadt des goldenen Vlies

    August 24, 2017 in Georgia

    Gaumarjobat noch einmal aus Kutaisi. Nachdem wir im Hostel niemanden gefunden hatten sind mein ägyptischer Mitstreiter und ich kurzerhand Essen und durch die Stadt gegangen. Im Endeffekt ist das doch eine sehr kleine Stadt, bzw. das Zentrum einfach schnell durchwandert. Aber es war sehr schön, siehe Fotos. Bagrati, eine der ältesten christlichen Kirchen der Welt thront einfach super elegant von über der City herab!

    Ich habe außerdem mein erstes Khachapuri (gesprochen Cha-tscha-puh-ri) gegessen, siehe Bild. Das ist eine Spezialität hier. Besteht im Prinzip nur aus Teig, einem Kilo Käse und oben drauf Ei und Butter .... Der Herzinfarkt war nah aber ich habe ihn abgewendet!
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  • Day15

    Its not easy being green...

    July 20, 2017 in Georgia

    As you'll have read in Tom's post, I followed in his footsteps by getting gastro. Although unlike him, I didn't choose a day when I could lie in a bed and wish death upon myself. Oh no, instead I chose to do it the day we drove and drove and drove down some terrible, terrible roads. I don't have (m)any photos from that day except the videos Tom has already shared. But I will say, don't fear... the roads have got worse since then as well.

    The day after the first epic drive, we headed to Vardzia down yet another glorified sheep path that clung to the sides of a mountain and zig zagged so tightly that the GPS couldn't decide what part of the road we were on. Vardzia is a cave monastery full of ascetic monk cells but also remaining frescoes and the remnants of fuller living quarters. It was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century but in the past 10 years it has started to operate as a monastery again, though we didn't see any monks.

    From there we went on to Kutaisi where we visited tge pillar of Kutaisi where a monk lives on offerings at the top of a large rock column. Very odd but somehow fitting and reminded me of the Indian gurus and religious hermits.

    We lucked upon another hostel that made us dinner from their home grown produce which was one of my favourite meals of the trip so far - not that I could eat much!
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  • Day5

    New early departure, new late wakeups. Despite thinking that this time I was actually on time, I end up showing up in the breakfast hall at 8.55am (with the departure set at 9am), but I immediately feel better when I see Jitka's face: she is even later than me and doesn't seem to be in a hurry at all. I officially love this girl!
    After packing up two hard-boiled eggs, a couple of yoghurt pots and some fruit while drinking a cup of tea, we run back to the bus where we peacefully enjoy our breakfast while waiting for the latecomers. We must be proud of ourselves! 😋

    It's finally time to leave: our first stop of the day is the Bagart Cathedral, erected on a hilly side of the town of Kutaisi. Like all the religious buildings we have seen so far, the church is an architectural masterpiece but what is really stunning is the view over the town and the mountains.
    Today it happens to be a bank holiday in Kutaisi and outside of the cathedral a crowd of locals dressed up with traditional costumes has gathered. We only have 20 minutes to take some pictures, because today the schedule is really tight: tonight we have to be in Mestia and it's a very long drive...
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  • Day3

    A máme to

    May 2, 2017 in Georgia

    Máme to, čo sme chceli. V Pešti na letisku sme si chvíľku posedeli, kým sme mohli odovzdať batožinu. Dali sme si príjemný náskok, keby niečo. To nám však nezabránilo dobehnúť na gate na oznam last call. Veď prečo nie?

    V lietadle horúco a tesno. Tesno tak, že pasažier predo mnou sedel prakticky mne na kolenách. A ja tomu za mnou.

    Pred letiskom nás mal čakať transfer z hotela. No nečakal. Namiesto neho sa na nás vyrútilo asi 10 vodičov chrliacich rôzne názvy miest. Jedného sme si nakoniec zvolili a anglicko-rusko-slovensky sme sa dohodli. No a doniesol nás na nesprávnu ulicu.

    Pomohli sme mu s našimi offline mapami a našli hotel. Zostať sme ale nemohli, lebo vraj ešte nie sú voľné izby. Neviem kto toľko vyspáva o šiestej ráno...

    V meste v podnikoch vyvesené tabule open, ale nikto nikde. Zdá sa, že sa to prebúdza až po desiatej. V okolí sú inak masaker vysoké hory - pokryté snehom. Pohľad na buzolu nám ukázal, že to sú tie nižšie na juhu. Asi budeme musieť jemne pozmeniť plány.

    A hej, dnes sú dni mesta Kutaisi. Pripravujú sa skákacie hrady, trsmpolíny, pódiá... Dnes to tu bude žiť 😀
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  • Day4

    Kutaisi

    May 3, 2017 in Georgia

    Mesto začalo ožívať okolo desiatej. Najprv nikto nikde, potom prišiel zlom a zrazu bolo všade ľudí ako na svetovom pohári. Všetci začali oslavovať, všade boli kolotočárske trhy, hračky, deti, kone, policajti.

    Nachádza sa tu inak množstvo mobil shopov, bankomatov, bánk, lekární a zubárov. Celkovo tu myslia na turizmus viac ako u nás, čo je vidno aj na všadeprítomných rent cars.

    Prezreli sme si pamiatky, fontány, katedrály. Na kopci sa nachádza Bagrati, ktorú postavili okolo roku 1003.

    Celý čas ochutnávame miestne jedlá. Napríklad kinkali chutia a vyzerajú podobne ako naše pirohy. Syr je tu perfektný.

    Nemohli sme nepiť čaču - pálenku z hrozna. Veľmi fajn. Zaujímavo sa od podniku k podniku zvyšoval obsah alkoholu v nej. Aj v nás... Limonády sú tu extra sladké a káva slabá.

    Počasie sa zhoršuje, tak dumeme ako teda ďalej, hory ešte musia kus počkať :)
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