Sheki (10 to 13 November 2022)

Described by the Lonely Planet as ‘Azerbaijan’s loveliest town’, Sheki is in the hills up near the Russian border, about six hours drive from Baku.  It’s a quiet place where we enjoyed a few days…

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Baku (6 to 10 November 2022)

Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, lies 28 metres below sea level, making it the lowest lying national capital in the world and the largest city in the world below sea level. It’s ancient golden era was the…

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Batumi (5 and 6 November 2022)

In August 2019 we were sitting in a Georgian restaurant in Kyiv.  If that sounds odd, it isn’t.  Georgian cuisine is delicious. And thanks to the internal migration which occurred within the USSR in the…

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Kutaisi (1 to 5 November 2022)

From Telavi we literally crossed the country from east to west, to reach the lovely town of Kutaisi.  We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the deliciously named Gelati Monastery. Ten kilometres outside Kutaisi, UNESCO…

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Telavi (29 October to 1 November 2022)

The town of Telavi, population 20,000, is the administrative capital of the eastern Georgian province of Kahketi and sits bang in the centre of the country’s prime wine growing area. It’s a really pretty town…

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