Tag Archives: Eurasia

Travel & Adventure: ‘A Week In Kazbegi, Georgia’

Welcome to Kazbegi, Georgia’s most popular Caucasus Mountains retreat. We spent over a week in the region in summer 2020, splitting our time between Kazbegi town (officially Stepantsminda) and Juta. Kazbegi is easily accessible from the capital, Tbilisi.

It takes around 3.5 hours to get there by marshrutka or car/taxi, heading north on the scenic Georgian Military Highway. There is plenty to see and do in the region beyond visiting the famous hilltop Gergeti Trinity Church. In this film we show you the best places to visit in Kazbegi, including Truso Valley, Gveleti Waterfall, Dariali Gorge, Tsdo village, Gergeti Glacier, the stone carved heads of Sno, and the gorgeous Juta Valley (aka ‘The Dolomites of Georgia’).

PLACES FEATURED IN THIS FILM 00:00​ Intro 00:57​ Mt. Kazbek (seen from Kazbegi) 01:33​ Truso Valley Day Hike 04:50​ Rooms Kazbegi 05:19​ Big Gveleti Waterfall Hike 07:52​ Dariali Monastery Complex 08:00​ Tsdo Village 08:41​ Kazbegi (Stepantsminda) 09:30​ Cafe 5047m 10:03​ Gergeti Glacier Hike 14:48​ Shorena’s Bar and Cafe 15:11​ Gergeti Trinity Church 16:02​ Snostskali Valley 16:38​ Juta Village 17:33​ Fifth Season Juta Valley (Chaukhi Massif) 22:40​ Outro

Travel: ‘Moscow – Russia’

Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

Top New Travel Videos: “Istanbul” By Eliane Hajj

Filmed and Edited by: Eliane Hajj

Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around fifteen million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world’s largest cities, ranking as the world’s fifth-largest city proper and the largest city in Europe.