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07-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Georgia - the north
So after a lot of fight with the customs we are finally on the land; first thing we do, we change the tyres from the crappy original road tyres to pirelli MT 21;
We want to go to the north, to the Caucas mountains - the Swanetia region. It the evening so we are looking in the bush for a good place for the tent. But a guy suddenly appears and invites us to his home. Huraa!!
A big supper is being prepared for us, and of course a 10L tank full of wine is under the table.
This Mat and hist mother. Mat is a soldier.
Mat had a twin brother, who died few years ago. After the death he had a marriage with a dall.
..next day little hangover, Mat came with a bottle of wine for breakfast;
Me jumped on our bikes and drove to Svanetia. Drove through a UN checkpoint and were told not to turn left (Abhasia region).
Two mototbikers from the Slovak and Czech republick joined us.
We drove through amasing track.
A typical thing for this region are stone towers.
..finally we haved arrived to Ushgula - the highest permanently inhabited(?) village in Europe.
When looking fot the right place to camp we found a lot of mud. All got stucked.
.. ok finally got there:
Next day the troad gets better nad better:
Few prblems with the snow - an avalanche came on the road few days before.
Met some wood workers, and tasted some home made vodka.
Got some fuel in a village:
..and now direction Georgia south;
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