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Report - Georgia - an Interesting Country



Harry_Flashman

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As a country, Georgia is a fascinating place, as I discovered on a recent roadtrip there. The whole country is brimming with ex-Soviet buildings and infrastructure which could provide some really good opportunities for further exploration. The photos below were just of some bits we came across on the way which proved to be worth a quick stop.

Railway carriage bridge

Seemingly a cost effective way to provide a footbridge across a section of river. The carriage floor had dropped away in parts but was still solid enough to allow a crossing.

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Chiatura cable cars

Chiatura is a mining town in Western Georgia where Soviet era cable cars are still used by the mine workers and locals to ascend the steep cliffs surrounding the town. Each car has an attendant who takes a small fee from you for the journey which is well worth it for the views from the top. The cars themselves vary in age and condition from old and rusty through to very old and very rusty and the safety mechanisms such as emergency braking systems are seemingly non-existent, which makes for a slightly more interesting ride.

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Bertie Bollockbrains

There is no pain
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I went on holiday to Georgia recently -agreed it's a fascinating country with probably the best wines of anywhere in the world - i think they invented wine making 1000s of years ago. It's my lasting memory of the place and I probably sound like an alcoholic now. Cheap to fly to (for the distance) via Ukraine with UIA and cheap whilst out there with stunning mountain scenery. Also just about the oldest Christian country in the world with a very unique culture and heritage. You will need a lot of time out there due to poor roads to get to the really interesting places such as Svaneti (which is also the highest inhabited village in Europe). Armenia next door highly recommended but the relatively more expensive of the two countries.
 

Olkka

Nice fat line of Zone
Regular User
Nice one. Agreed with the wine! It's definitely on the come up tourism-wise, the Wizzair flight to Kutaisi from Luton is packed out with young backpackers these days. Also can't recommend enough nipping over the border to Abkhazia for dereliction paradise.
 


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