In this 14 part series, we present voice recordings and tidbits taken during our tour in The Republic of Georgia that was organized by Living Roots. You'll get to see and hear what we saw each day and how we felt about it. We did not edit the voice recordings or photos so you can really get a sense of how we were feeling and what we experienced on this trip. We hope you enjoy these experiences.
Day 10: Summary
On day 10 of our tour we left Batumi and headed back toward the eastern part of Georgia. it was an absolutely gorgeous day weather wise, and while we spent a lot of time in the car, we also did some incredible things (mostly eating). After we picked up the man who would be our host for lunch and the afternoon, we stopped off the side of the road for a view of the tallest waterfall in the Adjara region. This was an absolute treat. We hopped back in the car and headed for our guesthouse where we were being hosted for lunch. Up, up, up we went to a village high in the mountains and arrived at the beautiful guesthouse run by Zebo and his wife. There was a beautiful view out over his vines and gardens to the other houses below. Zebo was a pioneer in bringing guesthouse tourism to the area and has been instrumental in growing tourism in this region. His wife prepared a feast of incredible food for us and we ate until we thought we might explode. Oh and there was lots of wine and cha cha involved as well. We shared many toasts courtesy of Zebo and were sad when we had to leave. We felt so at home amongst this couple and their hospitality was incredible. But off we went to Akhaltsikhe where we said farewell to Shota for a few days and hello to our new guide, Ilia. Somehow, we found room in our stomachs to eat more incredible food. Hear all about it below.
Highlights include: Split time in the morning - Zac and Shota tried for the cable car and Jill did some sea gazing, head back to East Georgia - but first we have to pick up our host for lunch and take him back home, stop at a beautiful roadside waterfall, crazy delicious lunch and wine at a guesthouse, new guesthouse for the night with an amazing dinner by our host who is profiled in two Georgian cookbooks.
Day 10: Photo Roundup
Once Zac and Shota decided not to take the cable car they headed back down toward the sea. Here, Zac was able to capture the kinetic statues of "The Lovers" as they move together and apart. I caught up with them just as the process was ending and watched it start all over again. It was mesmerizing to watch the movement and union of these statues with the glimmering sea behind.
This is the tenth of 14 posts covering every aspect of our tour of the Republic of Georgia with Living Roots. We really hope you enjoy them!