Greetings from the Caucasus' and Georgia! I just returned from the village of Ushguli, where my morning commute was quite different than my ordinary routine back home. No honking horns, with traffic of a very different kind - cow jams!
Thank you to my wonderful horse "Mustang", the handsome and kind local villager Gia, and all the village dogs who accompanied me to the glacier at the foot of the majestic Mt. Shkhara, the highest point in the entire nation. Mostly via horseback, and partially on foot climbing over huge boulders and slippery stones. My feet even got to crunch some snow, despite the warm air of the day.
For the first time, I felt and heard the roar of a mini rock slide. What beauty, power and force of nature! Georgia - this country is the crossroads for me in many ways. Each time, I leave a piece of my heart and soul in the Svaneti region of the nation. If you do not visit this part of the country, I think you cannot fully understand the essence or soul of this nation. Do not be governed by fear and everyone warning you about the wild mountain men! Those who live in constant fear, do not live at all in my view! I drove all the way from Tbilisi to here with another woman, on a rugged offroad adventure.
At some point, I will write a more detailed post to describe my emotions, experiences and travels in this country for the third time this year. But for now, just a glimpse of a day where I was so happy, peaceful and content in the middle of nowhwere. :))
Yep...the crossroads! Dear readers, I hope you are doing well! :)