Friday, July 12, 2013

Daytrip to Gori

My sister came out to visit recently and we took a day trip to Gori, birthplace of Stalin and home to a museum in his honor.  I had been to the museum on a trip to Georgia eight years ago (almost to the day, actually!) and it hasn't really changed much.  There is still virtually no mention of the atrocities committed under his rule, but if you were curious to read his schoolboy poems, the Stalin Museum's got you covered.

The house in which Stalin was born, preserved under a
Greek-inspired temple-like structure.

His private train car.

After we'd had our fill of Stalin, we headed to Uplistsikhe, a nearby cave city.  We didn't get a guide or anything, but the girls enjoyed scrambling up the rocks and exploring the caves.  This is an easy day trip from Tbilisi and a good one for kids.


  1. Looks like a awesomely spent day! And I love your family picture!

  2. Jeremy, you're looking an awful lot like your dad in that picture! Maybe it's the hat.

  3. That cave looks super cool! My husband had his flag day yesterday and we got assigned to Georgia! Our tentative arrival date is Dec 12. We have an 8 year old son (well he'll be 9 by the time we arrive) and a 3 year old daughter. Will you still be around?

  4. Hi Deb! Yes, we will still be here when you arrive. Let me know if you have any questions about post!


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