Kazbegi trip / Offroad version


I've been traveling to Kazbegi and the region several times, but just recently I started discovering other cool places like Juta or Truso valley. It was at the end of July 2021 we just returned from Latvia, when an ex-pat German friend offered to take an easy weekend trip to Kazbegi together. As we had done the Vashlovani trip together a few weeks earlier I agreed. We installed our baby's child seat in his Nissan Xtra SUV car and the trip begun. We left at 9 AM from Tbilisi, and our first…

Kazbegi Trip 2021


Kazbegi trip - or searching for hot pools at Truso Valley, wandering at Darial gorge near the Georgian - Russian border, reaching Gveleti waterfall, walk in the clouds at Gergeti.. and of course a lot of offroad driving. Thanks, Ralph Schmidt and Rosemarie Rivera for making this trip happen. July 24-25, 2021

Gergeti Trinity Church from a drone flight


Gergeti Trinity Church is a must-have to visit destination in Georgia. The church is located at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi some 160 km North of the nation's capital Tbilisi Gergeti is one of our favorite spots in Georgia, as a rule of thumb, we try to get there at least twice a year. Many thanks to Nata Avsa and Johann Kritzinger for hosting us at their little Paradise Music by Scott Holmes: Never Miss a moment! Taken with DJI Mavic Mini  

Mount Kazbek


Mount Kazbek, is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus located on the border of Georgia's Kazbegi District and Russia's Republic of North Ossetia–Alania. It is the third-highest peak in Georgia (after Mount Shkhara and Janga) and the seventh-highest summit in the Caucasus Mountains. Kazbek is also the second-highest volcanic summit in the Caucasus, after Mount Elbrus. The summit lies directly to the west of the town of Stepantsminda and is the most prominent…

Hotel Stancia Kazbegi


Hotel Stancia in Kazbegi is a great and cheaper alternative to the more stylish and lavish Rooms Kazbegi hotel.  Featuring a garden and a restaurant, Stancia Kazbegi is set in Stepantsminda. Among the various facilities of this property are a terrace and ski storage space. The hotel also offers free WiFi as well as a paid airport shuttle service. We booked Hotel Stancia in Kazbegi in early April 2019 and paid around GEL 150 (USD 56) for a one night stay, I should add that the listed price on…

Google Market Kazbegi


There has been a Google market in Georgian Stepatsminda / Kazbegi town at least since 2011.  No, you cannot get here cloud storage or keyword ideas for your next AdWords campaign, instead, there are tasty Georgian lemonades and other goodies you can find in almost every regular kiosk in Georgia. First discovered back in 2011, in April 2019, the Google Market was still there, though seemed closed at the time I visited it.  Google Market Kazbegi Enjoy!

3 Day Tour in Georgia (Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kazbegi & Lopota Lake Resort)


Discover Georgia just in 3 days, taste delicious Georgian cuisine and get acquainted with Georgian traditions and historical heritage. DAY 1 Tbilisi - Mtskheta Airport pick up,  Accommodation to the hotel Sights to visit: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metekhi Church, Europe Square, Narikala Fortress, Sulfur Baths, Leghvtakhevi Waterfall Georgia’s large heritage underlies in its religious dogmas and holy monuments that are scattered all over the country paying tribute to centuries-old customs. …

From Kazbegi Region through the Valley of Truso


North-East of Georgia is genuinely a mountainous region also known as Mtskheta-Mtianeti. This name can be translated as ‘Mtskheta in the Mountains’. Still, locals got used calling the territory ‘Kazbegi Region’ as if paying tribute to the famous Mount Kazbek. The main Caucasian Ridge lies right at the border of Russian Federation and Georgia and the well-known Georgian Military road is also paved right in the Kazbegi Region that serves as the most significant trading road between two counties…

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi


Located at the base of Kazbek Mountain in Stepantsminda Village, 7 km from the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church, Hotel Kazbegi features a lobby bar with a library (I even got local Georgian Forbes magazine in English) and free Wi-Fi. We booked our stay at Rooms hotel Kazbegi in the middle of December 2016, and were accompanied by friends of us, who luckily had a ground transport and were able to take us there, as speaking of public transport, I have no idea is it actually possible to reach…

5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip


For the second time, I felt like a real tourist in Georgia. Let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending the Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the friends of my partner joined us during our journey back home to Tbilisi.  We booked our flight back to Georgia (Tbilisi) already at the start of August (…