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Asia » Georgia » Southern Georgia » Gori August 12th 2009

2 Pages of pictures again! In 1878 Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯუღაშვილი) was born in the Georgian town of Gori (გორი). He went from being a theological student to being Stalin, quite a turn around! Knowing there was a museum dedicated to his life, we decided Gori had to be on our itinerary for this trip and prayed that Russia decided not to do anything stupid around the anniversary of last year's war. Our prayers were answered so we dragged our rucksacks up to Didude marshrutka station again and looked for buses to Gori. This time we were going somewhere we could pronounce so there was no need to have it written down in Georgian script. At the station we were offered a ride in a shared taxi for less than £2 each ... read more
Trish and Stalin!!
Stalin's birthplace
Stalin Museum

Asia » Georgia » Southern Georgia » Gori April 6th 2007

Driving through some mountain pass for hours we made it to lonely desolate Bakuriani, apparently a very popular skiing area in Georgia but since winter season is just over hardly anybody is here and there is a feeling of desolation. We have a homestay for 2 nights and we have to entertain ourselves, some people went skiing including Nigel for the first time it was dirt cheap, cost them i think 5 dollars all in all for all day's worth, and some did some walk in town like me, the landscape is a mix of beautiful scenery and rural setting. Jean cooked a good Easter meal for us and it was delicious and she made it despite the fact that there was no water for awhile as one of the main pipes in town burst, ... read more
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