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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Dizi, Svaneti, Georgia

Back to the start of this 25th Svaneti visit - pictures out of order, but never mind.

From the top: 6-year-old Iviko, growing up without his dad, who died when he was a few months old, managing the axe all by himself while I watched with trepidation. We also cut some logs together using a 2-person saw.

Clothes wire.

Someone looking beautiful at the window.

Paper lanterns, similar in appearance to the Cape gooseberries of my southern African childhood but apparently not containing the same fruit at all.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Ushguli-Lentekhi, Svaneti, Georgia

More from yesterday's trip home. It was 12 hours from Ushguli to Mtskheta, near Tbilisi, with some rather bad roads soon after the start of the trip, and me out in front of the car on foot, guiding it. But spectacular scenery made up for all of that. More to come.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Back from Svaneti

A few to whet the appetite - from my today's return trip from Ushguli all the way back to Tbilisi, via the rarer Lentekhi road, going up to 2600 m or so above sea level and closed by snow roughly half the year. The new digital camera performed like a star, and I couldn't have wished for better weather.

Monday, 6 October 2008

More from Dizi

GRAPPLE tree - grapes and apples growing together

Svaneti Again!

My 25th visit to Svaneti... and Someone's 1st.

My hoped-for internet connection hasn't proven to be so great - needs several more phone consultations with Magti, as it did the first time in December 2007, to make it work. So I'm writing this from the internet cafe in Mestia which, bless it, though down to one working computer, is still functioning - albeit slowly. At least I have my new digital camera, and the laptop to edit photos.

Dizi: Tennis - er, satellite TV, anyone? One of these dishes is obviously dedicated to sports.