Monday, April 14, 2014

Staycation, continued

Our staycation is long since over, but I still have some photos to post. 

We spent a few mornings exploring parts of the town we hadn't seen yet.  On my list was this church, that sits on a ridge to the south above the Old Town. 

We didn't know what it was called, nor how to get there, but we were able to use our GPS to find it when we were in the vicinity.  Turned out it is a small monastery, and there was a service going on. I did not take photos inside the church, which was lovely.

The view was fantastic.

We next went to the Metekhi Church, which stands on a cliff on the left bank of the Mtkvari River.

The statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali in front of the church is very often photographed from the north, but the sun was in the wrong place at the time we were there, so here he is from the back.

Tbilisi really is a beautiful city.


It was a very windy day - check out the water fountain.

After all that touring, we were hungry.  We went down to the Turkish restaurant row in the Marjanishvili district and checked out the Ankara cafeteria.  The food was great, with lots of Lenten options (and some really yummy looking meat dishes that we will check out after Pascha).


  1. Sometimes staycations are the best! I like Tbilisi from your pictures. And that food picture made me so hungry.

  2. My husband and I traveled to Georgia last September, with our 7 year-old twins, to visit friends that live in Tbilisi. We fell in love with Georgia, and can't wait to return. I was delighted to have stumbled upon your blog and have so enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing.


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