Start of war

On the drive from Kutaissi to Borjomi, it was clear to see that something was happening: endless military convoys and crowds of people waving at the roadside, cheering the soldiers. So this is what it looks like when a war starts. This morning Georgia invaded the breakaway province of South Ossetia, Russia is defending it. A group of tourists who have come here from Tbilisi show me pictures taken from the bus window near Gori of bombs exploding and soldiers taking up positions …

Here in Borjomi, there is no sign of any of that. The border with Turkey is within easy reach….

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Backpacking trip Middle East and Caucasus 2008
Tbilisi and around
One more toast …
Borjomi and Vardzia