Recently renovated Akhaltsikhe Fortress

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Images by Aleksandrs Znovs © and Rita Tālberga ©

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Did you know? UNIQ watches.

Did you know, that Georgia has one notable industrial designer Zviad Tsikolia? Along the many other projects in this field, he has created his own wrist watch collection design. Watches has been produced in Switzerland. I definitely wish that one in my wrist, but by now it is out of stock :(

Here is the page of UNIQ Watches.

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The untold beauty of Javakheti

Yes, Georgia is surprising and every next time I repeat it again and again. It seems like this country has a big deposit of “surprises”.

This year is the first time I have visited the Javakheti Region. I planned to do it during the summer, but I just has waiting for my Latvian friends to share this trip together. I even have had doubts is that the right time – the end of October – to go to this mountainous region, but it seems it was the right decision. Why I think so? – Just look at the pictures…

In lover Javakheti it was still “golden” autumn, but a bit higher – a kind of winter. You can easily see the difference between first part of pictures and last.

We started this one day trip in Borjomi, where we spent the night. After 1 hour we entered Akhaltsikhe town with its renovated fortress. The next destination was Vardzia cave town – something gorgeous! After passing Khertvisi Fortress we turned to the Akhalkalaki / Tbilisi road, which goes through the totally different landscape. On the way it will be able to see 3 beautiful lakes – Paravani, Tsalka and Saghamo lakes, to visit Phoka Monastery where to buy handmade and beautifully packaged cheeses and chocolate. By the way – all roads was perfect and it is no necessary to take 4×4, any car could be good for this trip!

The trip route you can find here.

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Pictures by Aleksandrs Znovs ©