Saturday, May 14, 2016

Friday, May 13th, Tiblisi, Georgia


Yesterday was a long drive from Shekhi, Azerbaijan across the border to Georgia, to its capital of Tiblisi.  The small towns we passed were snuggled up against South Caucasus mountains for the first time, and we followed several of the country's 27,000 rivers.

And the language changed.  The Georgian script is one of only 14 world alphabets, and evolved around the 5th century.

Before arriving in Tiblisi, we stopped in the royal town of Signagi.  King Erekle constructed a defensive wall to keep out the Persians in the 16th century.

But the highlight of the day was a St Nino's Nunnery, where the residents kept a beautiful garden.  Built in the 3rd century AD, Georgia followed Armenia in becoming a Catholic country about that time.

To see all of the photos taken today, click on:
Friday, May 13th

And don't forget, there is a Google Map which charts our journey in both the Stans and the Caucasus (Click here).

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