Georgian Cuisine: Spotlight on Svan salt

‘Svanuri Marili’, also known as Svan salt is a traditional spicy salt blend originating from Svaneti, a mountainous region in the North West Caucasus (read here about our time in Mestia, Svaneti). The most characteristic Georgian flavours are found in Western Georgia, thanks to the fertile soil and climate. In the Svaneti region many aromatic … More Georgian Cuisine: Spotlight on Svan salt

Wwoofing in Georgia

After two wonderful volunteering experiences in Turkey, we were keen to find some volunteering opportunities in Georgia. Staying and working with locals gives a real insight into countries’ or regions’ cultures and is by far the best way to travel if you have the time. We had been travelling for nearly two months and were … More Wwoofing in Georgia

Hiking in Svaneti

We set out to Mestia on a little minibus from Batumi. At the onset we had the bus to ourselves, so Kirsty immediatedly sprawled out across the backseat and fell asleep. Her idea of a nice nap was shattered once the driver got started across the bumpy twisty roads. The state of the roads was … More Hiking in Svaneti

Crossing from Turkey to Georgia: a change of scenery

After a month travelling in South East Turkey it was time for us to head North. We were originally really keen to visit the beautiful area around Lake Van and take our time travelling up to our next stop, Georgia. However, with the current disturbances involving the Kurdish PKK we were strongly advised to skip … More Crossing from Turkey to Georgia: a change of scenery