International Invasion in the cave city

Or: We TLG’er in Vardzia, the famous cave city in Georgia. It used to be a fully functional cave city with hidden entrances but an earthquake destroyed huge parts of it in the 13th century and made it visible from the outside.
Vardzia is a bit south of Borjomi and happened on the exact same day as our marshutka ride from Zugdidi through basically the whole country to Borjomi. We went there in late afternoon, which provided us with beautiful illumination as beautiful as late afternoon sunshine in mid of November can get!

Beautiful afternoon sun shadows over the valley below the cave city. Also, Max, I LOVE your outfit!

Apart from that (and stopping by a river where we found a HUGE pile of burning trash, that is unfortunately still the common waste disposal here in rural areas), there is not much to say. We had lots of fun climbing the cave city and actually walking through some pitch dark caves with our Nokia 1280 flashlights and having Zurab scaring us to death by making wolf sounds in there. There also was an amazing church in the mountain where we were unfortunately not allowed to take pictures in. You can find one picture on the Wikipedia link above though.

View on the cave city.

As a picture says more then 1000 words and I have 25 pictures in the slideshow on the bottom, I will refrain from writing an essay with more then 25.000 words, describing how nice the atmosphere and landscape was.

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About Paul

Hey, my name is Paul and I will be going to Georgia for one year to assist English language teachers in public schools through the "Teach and Learn with Georgia" program.
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One Response to International Invasion in the cave city

  1. Svetlana says:

    Hello ,i am sorry to disturb but have to ask for a great favour .i am a student and now i am writing my thesis on topic native and non-naitve enlish speaker teachers .and if possible i would like to ask you osme quesitons aobut TLG program and send you a questionnaire .i would really appreciate it .
    best regards ,
    i am forward to heairng form you and get your help

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