An American in Zugdidi

I had a busy last few weeks! My boyfriend Ben came to visit and we spent a wonderful ten days in Mestia, Zugdidi, and Tbilisi for the holidays. A post about Georgian New Year’s and Christmas celebrations will be coming soon! In the meantime, I feel like it’s due time for a post about culture…

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A Weekend in Mestia, Svaneti

After returning from Racha on October 31, I had spent 17 full days in Zugdidi and was getting a little stir-crazy. The solution, of course, was to go to the mountains. Zugdidi is the gateway to Svaneti, one of the famed mountain regions of Georgia. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision; snow was forecasted for the…

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The Last Days of Autumn in Racha

I caught the first glimpse of Racha’s indescribable fall beauty as the Delica meandered around the curves of the steep highway between Shkmeri and Oni. When I peered off the side of the road, I could see the Kheoni River stretched onwards through the valley below. We departed Tbilisi at 6:30 that morning, but my…

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