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A Day Trip to Ushguli, Svaneti: The Highest Permanently Inhabited Settlement in Europe | Gallop Around The Globe

When I was putting together my 10-day itinerary for Georgia, Svaneti was the one region I was most excited about visiting. One of the main reasons for this was because – aside from the independent republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (the latter of which it’s impossible to travel to at all from the Georgian […]

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Getting Up Close and Personal with Mount Ushba: Paragliding in Mestia with Mestia Paragliding | Gallop Around The Globe

When I hopped on a marshrutka from Kutaisi and headed into the mountains of northwestern Georgia, running down a mountain harnessed to a crazy Russian fellow with a parachute strapped to his back was the last thing I anticipated doing with my time there. But, within hours of arriving in Mestia, there I was hundreds […]

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Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi: A Little Slice of Luxury in the Mountains of Georgia | Gallop Around The Globe

Ninety percent of the time I’m a budget traveller.  Whilst I now choose private rooms over sleeping in dorms (unless I’m travelling somewhere where I simply cannot afford or cannot justify the price of a private room), I always favour spending my money on experiences over accommodation.  As long as I can find somewhere comfortable, […]

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A 10-day Georgia Itinerary by Public Transport

A 10-day Georgia Itinerary by Public Transport | Gallop Around The Globe

Originally this post was going to be entitled “Roadtripping Georgia: A 10-day Itinerary.” Before travelling to Georgia I spent countless evenings playing around with various different routes on Google Maps, in order to formulate the perfect road trip itinerary.  I thoroughly researched all the destinations I had on my shortlist, the travel distances involved to […]

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Visiting Davit Gareja: Otherwise Known as That Time I Travelled for Two Hours to See a Monastery I Couldn’t Find

On our third full day in Tbilisi the plan had originally been to catch a marshrutka (local minibus) out to Georgia’s old capital – Mtskheta.  We would travel to Signaghi via Davit Gareja once we’d picked up the car. However, we never did pick up the car.  In fact we cancelled our reservation just over […]

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