Georgia is known for its natural beauty and in fact is is.  I cannot ignore the impact of this magnificence . Reality is that I am not a hiker. Luckily, this has not hurt my chance to see Georgia in its glory. I am not a landscape photographer, but I wanted to capture these images to give colour to the total experience and to allow a better understanding of the environment and conditions in which Georgians of the high Caucasus live in.

The route between Mestia and Ushguli (approximately 35 kilometer) is very rough and tough.  Many tourists choose to walk it over a period of two to three days. Driving the distance took us six hours if I recall correct.  It was really spectacular but so were the few locals we met a long the way, especially the elderly couple who has a small “coffee shop” in which they sell a wonderful local,yogurt, cheese and jam. Their personalities were so attractive – strong and determined to live in this rough terrain, and yet keeping a big smile on their face and an openness to foreigners.

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One Response to “On the Gorgeous Road From Mestia to Ushguli” Subscribe

  1. ehud oren May 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    מאד אוהב את הצילומים. מצד אחד האנשים שניכר חום במערכת היחסים שלהם. סוג של אינטימיות והכרות עמוקה
    האנשים והנוף נראים כמעט ״חצובים״ מאותו החומר שחייהם נוצרו ממנו אבל עם הסדקים והשברים – עדיין יש יופי טבעית שורשי, קמאי שבגללו אולי כתב (נדמה לי שזה נתן יונתן) את המילים – ״כי האדם עץ השדה״

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