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Why Georgia?

 

After traveling solo through Iran and Armenia, I was excited to meet up with an old college friend in Georgia. I had heard amazing things about Georgia from other travelers and could not wait to explore the country, though sadly I only had one short week there.

But while my exploration of Georgia was far from thorough, I did leave with one solid impression of the country: I love it! Its beautiful mountains, historic churches, European vibes, and delicious food didn’t need more than a week to win over my heart. I will absolutely be returning to Georgia again someday, hopefully soon.

We did manage to squeeze in a couple of trips outside of Tbilisi during my short stay, the first being to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns in Georgia and its capital from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta, GeorgiaMtskheta, GeorgiaMtskheta, Georgia

We also stayed a night in Kazbegi, a mountain village that’s home to the Gergeti Trinity Church and some seriously stunning scenery. I had forgotten how much I love hiking; even though it was incredibly muddy and we were slip sliding all over the place, the hike up to the church was beautiful, and more fun than just taking a taxi there!Kazbegi, GeorgiaKazbegi, GeorgiaKazbegi, GeorgiaKazbegi, Georgia

With its eclectic mix of architecture styles and streets full of stylish hipsters and misfit expats, Tbilisi had no trouble charming my boots off (except that it was super cold and I needed those boots to keep warm). Like, I could totally live in Tbilisi. New life plan?Tbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, Georgia

The only problem is, since I was playing it cool and relaxed in Tbilisi I didn’t take many photos until my last day there, when I was pretty upset and grumpy. Last night I showed these photos to a friend and he remarked how transparently they show my dark mood when I took them. I tried to brighten them up a bit with editing, but having refrained from adding sunbursts and unicorns, I think they’re still a little grim. Next time I’m in Tbilisi I will try to capture its cheerier side! Tbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi, Georgia

Source: heartmybackpack.com

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