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