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Monday, 4 May 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

(Why do my recent posts from south of Ushguli have labels of "spring", while those later ones from Ushguli, like today, still have"winter" labels?!  Well, because it IS still winter in Usguli.)

The first foreign guest to Ushguli, a week or so ago, a Canadian.  He had walked from Mestia to Ipari and spent the night there with friends of mine, who put him in touch with me and sent him on.  He was ready to camp and feed himself, as he usually does, but my host family took him in in pity.  The 2nd photo is of him backfipping rather irreverently from a location which I'll not name, onto snow - good fun!

Bottom 2 - prayer day for 2 local familes at Jgurag (St George's) Church, including that of my hosts, the Ratianis.  Calf sacrifice, stew in the cauldron, lots of moonshine toasts to various family members

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