Georgia Off The Beaten Path

  • Second Floor of Tbilisi's Georgian Synagogue
    Second Floor of Tbilisi's Georgian...
    by Hanka
  • Dzveli Shuamta
    Dzveli Shuamta
    by JLBG
  • Telavi with Irakli II palace
    Telavi with Irakli II palace
    by JLBG

Georgia Off The Beaten Path

  • Dzikr — a traditional Sufi prayer of the...

    Every Friday at around 11 am, a women's Sufi fraternity, belonging to the Kunta-haji Kishiev wird, meets in an old mosque in Duisi. Under the guidance of Alcani, leader of the fraternity, they perform the dzikr ecstatic prayer. They pray in Arabic, Chechen and Georgian — and often in the Kist dialect, intermediate between Chechen and Georgian,...

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  • pankisi gorge

    In the pankisi gorge, some kilometres of the border with Chechenia, there are more than four thousand chechens refugees waiting to return one day to their homeland.The war in Chechenia is not over. Some people would like to return, but they are afraid. The stories of the survivors are terrifying: they escaped from Chechenia through the mountains of...

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  • South Ossetia: the breakaway basketcase

    We went to South Ossetia and i can confirm you that's quite off the beaten path, in fact we were the only tourists or non-Russian foreigners around in the entire "republic". The republic broke away from georgia around 10 years ago and ever since it acted as if it was already a part of Russia. They use the Russian flag, pay in Rubles, write and read...

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  • All of Georgia is off the beaten path!

    The whole of Georgia is off the beaten path, but wherever you go in Georgia, you'll be faced with the unexpected. On a day trip in Kakheti region, we came upon this odd statue by the village of Nukriani. If anyone could fill me in as to who it is and why it is there, then please let me know...even my Georgian friends are not entirely sure what it...

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