Hoca ladAgh! Say, who has not visited Svaneti, he had not seen Georgia. Of course, it is too bold statement, since Georgia is wide and varied, but Svaneti - a place completely unique and special.
Svaneti - region in northwest Georgia, the famous centuries-old Svan towers, mountains, lakes and directly to locals - Svan.
Before the trip, I watched the movie "Swan" filmmakers Jachvliani Soso and Badri Jachvliani. It is based on real events and tells the story of a blood feud between Svan communities. You can also look for common development, to get a more complete picture of the landscape of the West Georgia and how to look Svans.
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Mestia - the largest settlement in the region mountainous Svaneti in Georgia. The location at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level, 2,600 people live permanently. In this city, most of the tracks start in the mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and mountain lakes.
In winter and in March, the place looks deserted. In the evening, local residents are hiding in their homes, but only a couple of dogs and cows, of which there are a great many can be found on the streets.
Cows walk by themselves, on their own go to the mountains and back home at the appointed hour. However, according to a local resident, sometimes the cows come home, not in full, as in the mountains a lot of bears and wolves, are not averse to eat fresh meat.
In the summer of Svaneti alive. The roads are filled with cyclists, pedestrians, taxis and minibuses. On vacation in Svaneti tourists come from Israel, Italy, Germany, USA, France, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other countries.
Summer in Svaneti horseback riding, hiking in the mountains, to meet other tourists, including foreigners.