Caucasus

Duisi WWII Monument and Amphitheater, Duisi, Pankisi Valley, Georgia
Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Georgia

Pankisi Valley Travel Guide

Pankisi Valley Travel Guide Updated July 2024, Pankisi Valley Travel Guide was originally published in September 2023. Scoring a verdant cleft into the Greater Caucasus Mountains, inhabited by the Kist, and home to some of Gerogia’s starkest mountain scenes, the Pankisi Valley is one of the country’s most spectacular locations. Located in the north of […]

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Armenia, Asia, Breakaway Territories & Disputed Regions, Caucasus, Europe, Nagorno-Karabakh, Road Trips, Semiaut & breakaway 3, Travel Guide

3 Day Nagorno-Karabakh Road Trip

3 Day Nagorno-Karabakh Road Trip Updated June 2024, 3 Day Nagorno-Karabakh Road Trip was originally written in December 2017 I visited Armenia on my most recent trip, but after meeting another traveler on the shared taxi down from Tbilisi to Yerevan I set out to travel Nagorno-Karabakh with him and two Armenian sisters. The best part

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Soviet Tbilisi Bunker Tour, bunker, Tbilisi, Georgia
Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Georgia

Tbilisi’s Bunkers: A Secret Soviet Underworld

Tbilisi’s Bunkers: A Secret Soviet Underworld Updated June 2024, Tbilisi’s Bunkers: A Secret Soviet Underworld was originally published in November 2023 A beguiling network of Soviet-era bunkers, bomb shelters, chambers, and tunnels weave their way beneath Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi.  These bunkers of Tbilisi have managed to stay mostly a secret until more recently,

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Yanar Dag, Azerbaijan
Asia, Azerbaijan, Caucasus

How to get to Yanar Dag, Azerbaijan’s Fire Mountain

How to get to Yanar Dag, Azerbaijan’s Fire Mountain Updated June 2024, How to get to Yanar Dag, Azerbaijan’s Fire Mountain was originally published in November 2022 Azerbaijan is known as the land of fire, making Yanar Dag, Azerbaijan’s famous burning mountain, a sight to behold. Located a short trip from Baku, Yanar Dag is

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Church of the Prince, Uplistsikhe, Shida Kartli, Georgia
Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Georgia

Visiting Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia 

Visiting Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia  Updated May 2024, Visiting Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia was originally published in March 2022 Looking like an out-of-this-world moonscape, Uplistsikhe is an abandoned cave town whose name translates out to the Lord’s Fortress.  Uplistsikhe is Georgia’s oldest cave towns among many, located in the Shida Kartli region very near to the

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Paritutu Beach, Taranaki, New Zealand, New Plymouth, Snapper Rock, Motuotamatea
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The Best Road Trips In The World

The Best Road Trips In The World Updated May 2024, The Best Road Trips in the World was originally published in December 2020 Road tripping is probably my favorite way to travel the world, giving me the freedom to stay as long or short in places as I want, the ability to add impromptu stops

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Astara Border Crossing, Azerbaijan border crossing, Astara, Iran, Azerbaijan
Asia, Azerbaijan, Caucasus, Central Asia, Iran, Middle East

Crossing the Azerbaijan-Iran Border at Astara

Crossing the Azerbaijan-Iran Border at Astara Updated April 2024, Crossing the Azerbaijan-Iran Border at Astara was originally published in November 2022 I’ve crossed a number of borders at this point in time, several of which into and out of Iran– so this most recent trip brought me back to Iran, though a cheap(er) ticket lured

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Georgia-Armenia border crossing, Georgia, Armenia, Caucasus
Armenia, Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Georgia

Crossing the Georgia-Armenia Border by Marshrutka

Crossing the Georgia-Armenia Border by Marshrutka Updated April 2024, Crossing the Georgia-Armenia Border by Marshrutka was originally published in April 2023 The drive from Tbilisi and Yerevan is one of the more spectacular drives I’ve been on. In this guide, I’ll share with you how to cross the Georgia-Armenia border by marshrutka after having done

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Mount Andzavabatsat Summit, Tri Peak Trail, Dilijan, Dilijan National Park, Tavush, Armenia, Caucasus
Armenia, Asia, Caucasus, Europe

How to get to Dilijan from Yerevan (and Vanadzor)

How to get to Dilijan from Yerevan (and Vanadzor) Updated April 2024, How to get to Dilijan from Yerevan (and Vanadzor) was originally published in May 2023 Famed as the Armenian Switzerland, Dilijan was one of my favorite stops on my most recent return to Armenia.  I usually try to travel cheaply and use public

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