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 7: Summary
The seventh day of our tour of Georgia was so overstimulating. As you'll hear in the recording Jill was extremely high from her day and Zac was just a little bit lower than that (he was getting sick, after all). The day started with an easy drive to the Hatsvali Ropeway (ski lift) which took us to the top of the mountains for an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. This was Jill's first time on a ski lift and had some freak out moments, but managed her fear and was actually able to enjoy the ride. Zac discovered that someone else's fear can easily creep into one's own sense of stability and had a freak out moment of his own. But the most amazing thing we did today was to head back to the Becho Valley and walk to the Ushba Glacier. Oh this was a stunning hike over water, rocks and the requisite janky wooden bridge. It was just absolute perfection. There's really no better way to put it than absolutely awe inspiring. We were smart enough to pick up some lunch from the local bakery and ate alongside the river (our favorite way of eating). Zac tells the tale/joke of sheep-knapping. Hear and see all about it below.
Highlights include: Giving hotdogs to the local dogs of Mestia, the Hatsvali Ropeway (ski lift) to the top of a mountain for a full view of the surrounding glaciers, walk in Becho Valley to the Ushba glacier, a biology lesson courtesy of some local frogs
Day 7: Photo Roundup
This is the seventh of 14 posts covering every aspect of our tour of the Republic of Georgia with Living Roots. We really hope you enjoy them!