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 as much as we did!
DAY 14: SUMMARY
This was the last day of our tour. We couldn't have asked for a better ending to our trip. We got to see local women making khachapuri (what looked like enough for 20 families for a few weeks!) and were absolutely plied with wine before 11am. Just when we thought we couldn't drink any more, the matriarch of the family was refilling our glasses and out drinking us. She had a good laugh at how slow I was in drinking and just kept filling even when my glass wasn't empty! With totally full bellies we moved on to our final lunch spot. Oh, this was an incredible place with the most delightful of hosts. Of course, we filled ourselves beyond capacity with more incredible food, as we learned about uses of medicinal herbs and how to grow silkworms. We were completely at home as we rested on a swing under the tree and communing with the animals of the property (including BeBe the sheep!). We got to view the burial place of Saint Nino at Bodbe Monastery on an incredible property overlooking the valley. We ended our day with a wine tasting at the Pheasant's Tears restaurant before our drive back to Tbilisi. Everything old is new again as we spend the night at the same hostel we started at.
Highlights include: Zac played DJ and loaded some tunes onto thumb drives for Shota, fire it up! watching local women make bread in the wood oven, drinking copious amounts of wine and eating gobs of food before lunch, a gorgeous lunch with Lamara after touring her medicinal herb garden and silk worm farm, a visit to Bodbe Monastery, wine tasting at Pheasant's Tears restaurant
Day 14 Photo Roundup
This is the last post in a series of 14 posts covering every aspect of our tour of the Republic of Georgia with Living Roots. We really hope you enjoyed them! If you would like to see all of them in one place, including a few other posts about Georgia, you can find them listed below.