Top 5 Reasons to Love the South Caucasus

Top 5 Reasons to Love the South Caucasus

Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, the South Caucasus region plays host to dozens of languages, religions, musical styles and landscapes. For such a small region, the South Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan offer a staggering amount variety... and things to love. Read More


The Magic of Making Carpets: Iran, Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

The Magic of Making Carpets: Iran, Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

The art of making carpets – it’s almost magical. Iran, Turkey, Central Asia and the South Caucasus all lay claim to carpets woven a thousand years ago. Even today you can see those same traditional designs woven in ways that were used back in ancient times. Read More


A Monastery Hike at Georgia’s David Gareja

A Monastery Hike at Georgia’s David Gareja

The David Gareja monastery complex, on Georgia’s southeastern border with Azerbaijan, is a long-established site of great significance for Georgians. Founded in the 6th century, the complex is still active today and features numerous cells carved straight into the bare rock face. These caves function as living quarters, refectories, chapels, libraries and rooms for instruction and silent meditation. Read More



South Caucasus: Why I Love This Place

South Caucasus: Why I Love This Place

The South Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are quite simply my favorite destinations. Why do I have such a strong affinity for this region? Read More


Cheers! Wines of the South Caucasus

Cheers! Wines of the South Caucasus

Fine wines flow freely all over the South Caucasus. Georgia claims to be the place where the wine grape originated, while Armenia and Azerbaijan offer their own traditions of wine and wine-making. Read More