Akhaltsikhe is a hard-to-reach town in Georgia as its name is hard to pronounce. The name looks Japanese, but it is very traditional Georgian. It is one of Georgia’s remotest towns and widely known for its unique tourist attractions such as the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Vardzia, Akhaltsikhe Castle, Sapara Monastery, and Khertvisi Fortress.
Not to be confused with the American state, Georgia is a country who is enjoying a relatively young democracy. It was a Soviet state until the communist empire collapsed in 1991. Georgia’s leading cities are Tbilisi (capital city) and Batumi (capital of the autonomous region of Adjara). Tourist attractions and facilities here are not yet developed as one would hope. Thanks to the country’s natural beauty and amazing history, however, tourists from all over the world are making their way to Georgia. [Read more…]