Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

The Black Sea to the Caspian Sea

From the Black Sea Coast to the Caspian Sea we have experienced the biggest change in scenery in the shortest distance so far. From the cool, rainy hills of the Turkish tea plantations, into the Georgian plain surrounding Batumi we returned to hot and humid. Heading into the hills, the scenery took on a more…

Georgian wine

As it was likely to be our last night in Georgia we all had the same thing in mind: to find some Georgian wine.  We stumbled upon The Twins Wine Cellar for a free wine tasting and took away a 6L bottle of wine.

Tbilisi

For our fleeting visit to Tbilisi,  we stayed with the lovely Louisa in her apartment high on the hill overlooking the city.  We met at Moda Moda and had a chance to sample some delicious local cuisine at Passanauri. We had the morning to explore the winding streets and churches of the old town,  and…

And then there were 7

We met 5 fellow cycle tourers in the rather salubriously named Hostel Romantik in Tbilisi (at £3 a night with free food and wine, it’s hard to be too critical). We all had the same route in mind, so agreed to meet up the following morning to set off through the busy streets of Tbilisi…

Cave Town

The 2000 year old caves in Uplistsikhe. As impressive as it is unpronounceable.

Borjomi

One of the most prolific mineral water brands in Eastern Europe is called Borjomi (we’d never heard of it). And on this day, we visited the eponymous town. Essentially a tourist resort, the town has a park in which you can bottle unlimited untreated Borjomi directly from the spring (once you’ve paid the 30p entrance…

Good company

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been cycling with a couple of fellow cycle tourers, Priit and Ulvi, from Estonia. It has been great to share the experience with like-minded people, and learn a thing or two from their easy going nature to slow down a bit and live in the moment.

We Apologise For The Inconvenience

After a brief visit to Batumi, we headed up the Goderzhi pass towards Akhaltsikhe. Marked as one of the main roads across Georgia, we assumed it would be well paved the whole way. It was not. The scenery and hospitality of the local people more than made up for the state of the road, however. …