Why visit Riga? The secret of Latvia’s capital city

I have an annual tradition of visiting Riga – the capital city of Lithuania’s neighbour Latvia. Somehow every time I visit, the weather there is terrible. I’m beggining to think that I’m responsible. 🙂 But this post is not about that, of course. Continue reading “Why visit Riga? The secret of Latvia’s capital city”

Going from Georgia to Armenia. The Sadakhlo Experience

 

I had the greatest trip from Tbilisi to Armenia’s capital Yerevan – went there by a huge truck, which was kind of an entertainment by itself. But that wasn’t the only cool part of this roadtrip – I was quite excited to cross the Georgian – Armenian border on foot as I’d never crossed borders this way before.

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Borjomi or One Hell of a Hike

 

Borjomi is a small resort town situated in a scenic canyon in the Kura river. As the name reveals, it is also the homecity of Borjomi mineral water, which you can taste straight from the spring there – it is salty and warm and definitely not something you usually drink. If you are looking for a day of relaxation, a visit to the charming city park and chilling in the pool filled with natural hot volcanic spring water would be a great idea. But what we had in mind was a little bit more adventurous.

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The Photographer’s Dream – Obidos

 

A charming town established in a medieval castle in central Portugal is a great destination for those who are looking for some inspiration. Cosy and narrow cobbled streets filled with white painted houses, colorful flowers, small widows and museum-like boutiques make Obidos one of the most picturesque medieval towns I’ve ever been to.

Obidos, Portugal

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Trip to Svaneti or The best hike I’ve ever done. Part II

We got up as the sun filled our room with light, looked through the window and caught a sight of our day’s destination – the Shkhara mountain’s glacier. Shkhara is the highest point in Georgia and one of the highest peaks in the whole Caucasus mountain range. Needless to say, it is a marvelously looking wonder of nature.

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Trip to Svaneti or How we stayed in a hotel for free. Part I

One early and bright summer morning in Tbilisi I woke up after a good night’s sleep and decided to visit the mountainous Svaneti region, which I heard was stunningly picturesque. Went to the Vagzali bus station where the intercity marshrutkas are waiting for travellers and at 7 o’clock me and my boyfried were already setting off to an adventure.

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Best places to visit in the Kakheti region. Part II

Nekresi Monastery

Nekresi monastery, Kakheti, Georgia

Built in the 4th century and now restored to its previous glory, Nekresi monastery complex presents you with beautiful views of Alazani valley and a glimpse of unique early Georgian architecture.

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Best places to visit in the Kakheti region

 

During my trip to Georgia, I got to know what Kakheti has to offer quite well, as I had a chance to go on a great roadtrip around the region. I’ve seen so many churches, monasteries and other heritage sites that after a while some of them began to look exactly the same to me. It’s never a good sign to lose sense of excitement while travelling, so I created a list of my favorite places which are most worthy of your visit, to my mind.

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