19 June 2005

List of countries wich citizens do not need a Visa for Georgia

until 90 days of stay you will find on the Website of the Embassy of Georgia in Germany in English and in German here: http://www.botschaftvongeorgien.de/data/Visumsbestimmungen.htm
Watch out the annotations for some of the the countries like f.e. Bulgaria, China, Turkey and others.

18 June 2005

To marry your beloved in Georgia, in the Caucasus ?

Just married ? Enjoy an outstanding honeymoon in Georgia !

Marrying in Georgia brings luck and health for a lifetime to you and your beloved, to your future kids ! Sounds funny ? Try it !

Christianity rules in Georgia since 337 AD, the second state after Armenia, wich took Christianity official as States Religion. The ancient Georgian Churches are monuments of Humanity, Tolerance and Resistance over the centuries. Inside a church like Dshvari
(The cross) you feel the power and imagination of a Great History immediatly.
The Georgian Land between the Greater and Lesser Caucasus Ranges is a holy Land: Soaked with wine, soaked with Love, soaked with hospitality, soaked with blood. This sounds maybe
exaggerated, but one feels that at ones by landing on the bumpy airfield in Tbilisi with its wild clouds behind. What kind of people are the Georgians ? First of all hospitable hosts, as every guest is sent by God himself. They are warm, high-spirited, intelligent, strong friends
and strong enemies.

"The Georgians are very warlike and strong people and have numerous knights and warriors... In spite of existing in a totally hostile environment of infidels, they remain fearless. On the contrary - others are afraid of them and do not easily risk to offend them in any way. They are called Georgians, according to the name of the Holy Knight, St. George, whose name they esteem and respect immensely, particularly prior to the battles they are going to join..." (Bernhard von Breidenbach, 15th century German author) Source: Kartuli Idea- The Georgian Idea by Dr. Levan Urushadze

Want something different from what everyboy does ?

Relax in Georgia, get indulged in some of the best Hotels of the world, ride a horse with your bride, be the star on a Georgian table, drink the holy red wine, eat Khachapuri, Salads and Shashlyk, let a horse race going on only for you, enjoy biggest contrasts of cultures and landscapes, go out in lively Tbilisi and see the next day the world beneath you from the top of Mount Kazbegi, where Prometheus had been chained, where the Amazons ruled. Watch a Caucasian bear, buy a silver Georgian cross your Lover, let the sun, the mountains and the clouds of the Caucasus lead your future destiny. Get the real strength for your rich life in front of yours.
Contact Kaukasus-Reisen for individual proposals on the most important journey of your life.




08 June 2005

Holy Chalices of the Khevsurs

Silver Chalices are used at the Atengenoba feasts in Juli for dark holy brewed beer. The beer is made by the Oldest of the Valley, the Khevisberi and his 1 or 2 helpers. Some of the Chalices are so old, that even the Khevisberies can not say its age.



Foto: Anja Bronny 2004, Gudani, Khevsureti, Georgia

06 June 2005

From now on: To Georgia without a Visa

Take a flight to Tbilisi, no Visa required*

As I have been in the countryside, this news is two days too late, but anyway great:
Citizens from the *EU, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Japan and Israel can travel to Georgia without Visa and stay in Georgia *up to 3 months. I am very exited about this revolutionary step and hope on increasing spontanious visitors to this great country what is: Sakartvelo
Come here, and have a Breakfast in the Caucasus.
Armenia, Azerbaidshan where are your follow ups ?

So what else do you need ? A flight to Tbilisi ? Check out here: http://www.kaukasus-reisen.de/fluege-nach-georgien.htm
Somewhere to stay ? Check out Art Pension Murtazi or a Guest Apartment
Journeys ? Check out here: Kaukasus-Reisen
Short trips
Reisetipps (in German)
Any questions ? E-mail me in German, Russian, English or Dutch.



04 June 2005

Ein 4.Juni auf der Georgischen Heerstraße



Regen, Regen, Regen und Zminda Sameba in den Wolken



Chechen Resistance Leader Sadullaev

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interviewed the new chechen resistance leader Sadullaev. He condemns the use of violence against civilians. Read the full article at RFL/RL

The monk Giorgi from Vardzia

Yesterday I had a nice conversation with Giorgi from Vardzia monastery in the Southwest of Georgia. He lives in Vardzia together with five other monks. He is a very sympathic man and he gave me his greetings from my friends Megi and Ralph from Berlin, who met him at Vardzia half a year ago. I was very surprized, that he called me by my name Heiner...



Giorgi



View at Vardzia



A fresco