"Upper Svaneti" Mestia by leonik

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Saba Tamliani

Little Saba Tamliani, 2 years old. Resident of Latali Village (near Mestia), Upper Svaneti.

Thanks to the lighting, lush green background, sun hat, his expression, I thought this lovable guy (who, by the way, is obsessed with moths) looked every bit "Anne Geddes-worthy".

Horse-riding through the pristine alpine forests of Upper Svaneti was definitely the most amazing experience in my 7-week travels in the region.

With its many stone watch towers and the commanding Caucasus Range, this place would be a fitting tribute to the Lord of the Rings!

This page, if and when completed, will be dedicated to the Tamliani family of Latali Village. (Ewa Sukhari! ey-wah soo kha-ri "Thank You" in Svanuri, the language of the Svans)

4 Generations

Saba's Mom, Megi, is on the right-most.
L-R: Saba's Great-grandmother, Grandmother, and Mom.
Girl in Red: Saba's cousin.

Sprightly Octogenarian...

...who rides a horse into the middle of the forest where her cottage is to milk the cows and to pick fruits. Her cottage is near a small lake (pond actually) and invited us in for some wine and khachapuri.

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  • ellielou's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 5:13 AM

    I hope to get up there...but am also hitting Kazhakstan (briefly), Uzbekistan, & Azerbaijan...all in 3 short weeks! Will try to see more of incredible Georgia though!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2007 at 8:57 PM

    Ehwasukhari (Thanks for sharing your tips).

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