Georgia

Georgia – Lentikhi to Mestia

We met a motorbike tourer, Laura in Osh who told us about a scenic and challenging trek from Lentikhi to Mestia in the northern part of Georgia, through the Caucasus mountains. She mentioned they waited two months until the weather cleared so they could make it through and that it wasn’t to be missed.
After spending 6 days in a horrible Georgian hospital we were keen to get back on the road again. At first we were thinking it may be too risky going into such a remote area with my questionable health. However I was feeling pretty ok, all symptoms and signs of the infection were gone so we decided to press on.

What lies on the road ahead

What lies on the road ahead

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Georgia – Omalo

At the highest point of the pass leading to Omalo

At the highest point of the pass leading to Omalo

Georgia was a massive mixture of highs and lows for us – as you will shortly read.
The boys had raced on through Azerbaijan whilst we had messed around at the mud volcanoes – so after a smooth border crossing into Georgia (Our first visa free country since leaving Latvia) we hooked back up with them and found a green little campsite just off the road.
The roads out of Azerbaijan and into Georgia had changed dramatically. Well – I should say the scenery. It started to get green and lush. The grassy land laying on either side of the road was good enough to make a bowling green. The pine trees started appearing and we picked wild berries from the bushes. Camping heaven.

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