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Tusheti-Diklo

diklo 003Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Diklo is located near Omalo, in Tusheti. A few families live there in summer. There you will have a great view of a rocky pine forest, where some endangered animals – Ounce and Wild Goat -are dwelling. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti protected areas

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Tusheti, with its snowy peaks, open mountains, unique pine forests and deep rivers, with its old villages and castles, has always attracted visitors. Today a lot of tourists visit the place from Georgia and from abroad, either. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

On the way to Tusheti

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Tusheti, one of the most beautiful regions, is located in the North-East part of Georgia. It is known with its unique pines, alpine and sub-alpine meadows, untouchable Dekiani shrubs, glacier and goats. The fauna and flora of Tusheti is notable for its specific diversity and with its natural and biodiversity it is one of the most important regions not only in Georgia, but throughout the Caucasus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

From Gori fortress to The Joseph Stalin Museum

goris cixe 004 Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Gori is situated in the heart of Kartli. Since ancient times it has been located on the principal highway connecting eastern and western parts of Georgia. It also connected highways on the bank of the river Didi Liakhvi and Patara Liakhvi from northern part of Georgia and from south the highway was on the bank of the river Mejuda, which lied in Tana gorge. Gori is a mountainous place. The town and the fortress are on a rocky hill. Highways are seen well from here and the enemy always had difficulties to enter the town in secret. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison. Invasion of the fortress meant political domination on Shida Kartli. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

New Year’s traditions in Georgia

CiCilakitranslated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Georgian folk rituals of various parts of Georgia differ from each other.  People meet New Year differently in different parts of Georgia. December 31 in Racha is known as Kalandoba.  On that day one member of the family went to the forest to bring a sledge of wood at home. There were some Badzagari (evergreen tree with thorns) on the sledge. The sledge of wood was placed in the threshing-floor and faced the East. In the evening a pig was slaughtered (Sakalando Pig). Qada was baked in lard. It was called “Pig’s charm”. Before supper a boy or an elderly man of the family took a glass of wine to the pigsty to pray there: Let St. Basil grew pigs. They made a Gvergvi from cane, baked a big Lobiani-Qadiani in lard. A piece of Lobiani-qadiani was put on a Gvergvi with honey, apples and silver changes. Bread was baked the same amount as family members. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Ecotourism

 

Uflistsikhe

ufliscixe 025Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Uflistsikhe is situated 8 km east of town Gori. The ancient town lies on the left bank of the river Mtkvari near the village Kvakhvreli.  Uflistsikhe is one of the ancient rock-hewn town and interesting place for turists in Georgia. When I was in Uflistsikhe, I met schoolchildren listening to the guide with great attention.

Uflistsikhe lies on the south slope of Kvernaki ridge, covering an area of 9.5 hectares. The Uplistsikhe complex can be divided into three parts and contains the components of old east countries and the components of ancient Inner city: a fence, a trench, some entrances, a tunnel, water-piping, water-lines. Complex contains: a long building, a church, houses with large yards, one-pillared halls, a building in the beginning of the main street, Inaccessible building, plain room, complex of two-pillared and four-pillared halls (main church), Prince’s church, a platform at the street, a house at the edge of the rock, a complex of a red room and etc. (the names of the rooms and halls are conditional). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Ecotourism

 

Lopota

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

In Telavi region, Kakheti, at Napareuli vallage, in Lopota gorge (20 km from Telavi and 170km from Tbilisi) at Lopota lake we met a tollgate. I was lucky to be with a group of people and the hotel room was already reserved. Amazing lake waving hauntingly  between the mountains isn’t affordable for tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti – Girevi

girevi 001Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Girevi is situated in the historical area of Tusheti, in the historical Pirikita(Aghma) community. The village is located on the left side of Pirikita Alazani river, 50 km away from Omalo. Girevi was abandoned during the Soviet period. Nowadays, It lies on the territory of Tusheti protected landscape and the Ministry of environment protection of Georgia controls it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti – Dartlo

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Dartlo and Kvavlo, on the ridge of its mountain, are one of the most beautiful villages in whole Tusheti. Dartlo is situated at 2000 meters above sea level in the gorge of Alazani which is on the Southern slope of  Pirikiti ridge.

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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Ecotourism

 

Tusheti-Ilurta

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Ilurta is a village in Piraketi Tusheti. It was considered to be  a former village not long ago, though, fortunately, while being there we met  a few families and they had started building-restavration of ruins. In the centre of the village there is a church built in XIX century. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Ecotourism