Caucasus Travel Guide - A Vagabond Life
The Caucasus is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that is made up primarily of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and parts of Southern Russia. The region also consists of a number of Autonomous republics and federal regions that fall within these four countries. The Caucasus region is divided into two parts – the Northern Caucasus in Russia is in Europe and the Southern Caucasus falls in Asia.
It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, which has historically been considered a natural barrier between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Europes highest mountain Mt Elbus (5,642 metres or 18,510 ft) is in the Greater Caucasus Maountin Range.
The region is known for the diversity of its people and cultures, breathtaking scenery and excellent food and wine. Hiking is popular in the summer months and skiing in the winter.
When planninf a trip to the Caucasus it is always important to check the current political situation as there are ongoing conflicts in regions and tourists are not permitted to travel in these regions.
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Georgia is a wonderful country in the Caucasus surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Georgia has a rich and diverse history which over time has been ruled by Mongols, the Persians, the Turks and then the Russians.
Archaeologists have discovered evidence of wine-making dating back to 6000 years making Georgia the oldest wine-producing country in the world. Food is important in the Georgian culture and Georgians like nothing more than sharing food and wine with visitors.
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