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Friday September 28th

Spend the day in Mestia – go to an old house and get a real feeling of how people would have lived. 48 people lived in this one room – with the cattle underneath. The wooden carving dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. Christianity came very late to this part of Georgia – and…
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Wednesday September 27th

Leave early in a 4-wheel drive for Ushguli. Fabulous autumn colours and splashes of lime green against dark coniferous hills. Our car is passed by endless supporters of the Georgian Dream party – led by Ivanishvili – the richest man in Georgia. They go on to win the election on October 1st. Delicious lunch, in…
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Wednesday September 26th

Gelati Monastery outside Kutaisi has a real feeling of completeness. There is a huge mosaic/frescoe of Our Lady. I sketch the Bell tower. Every day we have the most enormous lunches (today in Zugdidi) and dinners – always tomatoes and cucumbers and soup and mostly cheesy bread, meat and pates made with walnuts and beetroot….
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