Top 10 travel experiences: No. 4 – Russia is Invading, Time to leave Georgia! Aug 08.

My memory of leaving Georgia was just as memorable as my entry. Staying in a small town high up in the mountains with a blind local and his wife I found out eventually that Russia had declared war on tiny Georgia! I didn't know all the details but wasn't taking any chances. I decided to get out as fast as I could, which is when I ran into Benoit, who I shared many a drink with in Tbilisi. Upon arriving at a junction town we parted ways and wished each other luck. I arrived in Trabzon, Turkey a few hours or so later. Hectic day and very memorable day!

Read about it here 🙂

Mestia - A lovely part of Georgia

My adopted blind father for a few days. Clearly worried by the troubles going on...

2 Responses to “Top 10 travel experiences: No. 4 – Russia is Invading, Time to leave Georgia! Aug 08.”

  1. Anastasia
    October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    You know. Really like your photos. But the phrase: Russia declared war on tiny Georgia…. believe me, it is not so simple and obvious question as you think.

  2. October 22, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    Yea I understand it was Georgia who started the problem, which led to Russia having to step up.. Either way It wasn’t a nice time for the Georgian people.. Thankfully it was over fairly quickly! 🙂

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