From Zugdidi to Mestia. 138km along a now paved road, though still not without hazards. It used to take take 6 hours, now only 3. Fortunately no avalanches on this day. Plenty of debris though and some fresh snow further along into the trip and the possibility of 1m long icicles falling thru the windshield.
Awesome sunny weather scenes in around Mestia. Below, images from the top one of the many Svan Towers dotted around town and from out past the airport looking towards the peaks and the border to Russia.
Yet it wasn't all sun and fun. Some days was down right cold yet still awesomely beautiful.
Below the bastard dog - that ended with me going to the police and then the hospital for a series of rabies jabs and the warning of 'no alcohol for 6 months'
The stories will be published at a later date. Arrogant guests from UKr, alcoholic Polish and exploitation