Georgia is a country that just seems to have it all. A thriving capital that oozes cool from every corner, dazzling peaks that tumble into vivid green meadows, an ancient wine region that will have you hooked at first sip and some of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten. It’s a whirlwind of chaotic bus journeys, epic views, enchanting villages and landscapes etched in the harrowing tales of Georgia’s tumultuous past. It’s a place alive with history and culture and enough wonderfully organised chaos to keep even the most intrepid traveller on their toes.
It was one single image that drew me to Georgia many years ago, a glossy double page spread of Gergeti Trinity Church all gussied up in a blanket of glistering snow, but as it turns out, there’s plenty more to love in this beautiful country caught between the High Caucasus mountains and the burnt orange steppe.