Driving in Georgia

We love driving in the Caucasus, but you should be prepared…     The heart of the Caucasian Challenge is driving. True, we have great parties, make new friends, and learn about a fascinating region. However, the real adventure is found on the roads of the Caucasus, and it is driving that allows us to see places that […]

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The Armenian Alphabet Monument

Ever gazed at an Armenian-language road sign and gave three silent cheers for GPS? Or wondered how something so utterly either un-ciryllic or non-latin-like could have materialized in this nook of the world, as if by magic? If so, wonder no more, but fold yourself into your favourite shape and absorb the story of the […]

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10 Ways to Have an Adventure in the Caucasus

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for the next fix? Then we’ve got the doctor’s prescription for you right here! If you’re sick of all the tourists clogging up the streets of Thailand and Cambodia trying to find enlightenment in the next bar, then you’ll want to head over to the South Caucasus. This region on […]

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Why You Should Sign Up for the Caucasian Challenge

Adventure lovers – pay attention! If you’re looking for the next big thing to get the adrenaline pumping while throwing in a heavy dash of travel on the way, then pay attention this post is for you! Also, if you’ve been on the fence about joining the Caucasian Challenge, we’re just about to make your […]

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Agdam, a Ghost Town in Nagorno Karabakh

Agdam is probably one of the strangest places you’ll come across when traveling in the Caucasus. In 1993, this Azeri town was captured by the forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, after which its entire population fled East. Today, the settlement is completely abandoned. The Armenian forces destroyed part of it, and later the town […]

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Lake Sevan: A Day at the Beach, Armenian Style

Armenia has a lot to offer for tourists looking for an adventure in the Caucasus, but Lake Sevan is always a special experience. It’s the largest lake in the Caucasus region, as well as one of the world’s largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes. Because it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the region, we love […]

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Driving in Georgia: Riding At Your Own Risk

Driving in the Caucasus can be somewhat of a challenge for Europeans and Americans, not just because of the difficult mountain trails or occasional potholes in asphalted roads; it’s because of the crazy drivers. As you leave Europe and head East, driving habits only seem to get worse. Prepare to enter a world where rules […]

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Tbilisi (GE) – Camp Sevan (AM) – Day 8 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – Welcome to Armenia!

After a full day of resting, on the eighth day of our adventure in the Caucasus we were full of energy, and prepared to say goodbye to lovely Georgia. The only ones who stayed behind were the guys from Rabbit Software, who decided to wait for their companions. The rest of us continued our journey […]

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Mestia (GE) – Ambrolauri (GE) – Day 5 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – Georgian Wine Heaven

Our adventure in the Caucasus takes us through three off-road trails, and the journey from Mestia to Ambroulari was our second such trail. And when we say off-road, we don’t just mean “bumpy”; we’re talking dusty, rocky mountain paths that can take several hours to cross. Some trails can’t be done with 2 wheel drive, […]

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Mestia, a Small Jewel in the Heart of the Caucasus Mountains

Located at an altitude of 1,500 m (the equivalent of 4,921 feet) in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Mestia is an important stop for all tourists visiting Georgia and a highlight for us whenever we come to the Caucasus. The townlet – or daba in Georgian – is found 128 km northeast of the regional capital […]

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