Chirukhi – How a simple passion turned into a grand adventure
15 May, 2015
Chirukhi – How a simple passion turned into a grand adventure
This is a story of Polish tourusts’ unforgettable visit to mountainous Chirukhi, Georgia. Here is how one of them recalls this adventure :

“It started as usual - lacking a specific plan. Lack of a plan motivates to create one and in this case, we decided to follow a photo of wooden houses in the mountains. I saw it on the internet once and decided that I would like to see this place with my own eyes.

So, on a Monday
afternoon, we found ourselves riding in a minibus from Batumi to Shuakhevi, because this name, which was attached in a description of the picture on my phone, was our one and only guide. When we arrived in this village and presented the photo to a taxi driver he offered us a ride in his delightfully nightmarish Lada Niva. After 30 km and an hour long terrifying ride (and trust me - I've seen a lot), he confirmed my suspicions; he had no idea where he was going.

We could not blame him because we were in the exactly same situation, bravely wielding in our hands a discharged phone with a beautiful photo on it. After nightfall, in the first village that had at least three houses, we decided to evacuate the Russian capsule of death and ask locals for directions to the mythical wooden land. One of the locals glanced at my phone and was left agape, completely dumbfounded. After the daze wore off, he said "This is my home and my car. How did you get this photo?"

Watching the sincere smile, with which he began showing the picture to his companions, I realized that we had hit the jackpot. We made him king of the moment - a group of Polish tourists went into the Ajarian mountains to find his house. Without delay, he invited us to eat, drink and relax, because at the moment it was impossible to reach that village due to heavy snowfall. We agreed to his proposal and soon met his family (including the beautiful Mariam from the photo published a few days ago), gathered around the stove, were treated to wonderful Ajarian delicacies, drank, sang and even danced for a bit.

The next day I finally saw the cottages from picture – but if not for this story, the cottages would probably just remain ordinary houses. A story about how we, without having any idea where we were going, ended up exactly where we wanted to be.”



geotv.ge
Print
Other Stories
Euronews advises tourists to visit medieval Vardzia cave complex in Georgia
Georgian tourist sites speak for themselves. They are old, mysterious and catchy.
What to take for a trip to Tbilisi – Tips from  New York Times
Lots of tourists arrive in Georgia, Tbilisi, especially in summer, when tourist season is in its peak. But not everyone knows which items to take with during the trip to Tbilisi.
Archeological artifacts found during rehabilitation works of Gudiashvili Square, Tbilisi
Recently a new discovery has been made in a historic Gudiashvili Square, located in the heart of Tbilisi, near Liberty Square.
Georgian specialists to rehabilitate abandoned Oshki dome in Tao-Klarjeti
A group of Georgian specialists and scientists have been sent to Tao-Klarjeti, a historic province that used to belong to Georgia
Discovery of the largest and oldest Basilica in Georgia
In Georgia, it was a sensation when an archeological expedition unearthed Doloshopi Basilica in Kakheti region, that is considered to be the oldest within the country.
Euronews advices travelers to visit spectacular Prometheus caves in Georgia
Summer season is the best time to travel in Georgia and explore some of the most distinguished sites. Fortunately, there are lots of places in Georgia to visit.
Horce race festival of Tusheti Region captured by Polish photographer
The Polish photographer Magdalena Konik is a frequent visitor of Georgia and is interested in exploring both traditions and sites of the country.
National Tourism Administration develops hiking trails in Georgia
Georgia is well known for it diverse nature and a plenty of places for hiking and camping.
Top 10 magical lakes to visit in Georgia
Summer is approaching, and everyone seeks for the places to chill out in the lap of nature far from the city noise and pollution.
The Guardian names Georgia as an alternative to the Alps
Georgia’s unique beauty and exotic wild nature has attracted the attention of the numerous international publications already.
Forbes: Why Georgia is the next great food and wine destination
Georgian culture, traditions and hospitality often attract the attention of the leading international media.
10 castle villages of Georgia’s Tusheti Region to be studied and rehabilitated
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced launching of inventory and study works in 10 castle villages of Tusheti,
From Georgia to Lebanon: exploring the best wines of the ancient world
As it is widely known, Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world.
National Geographic to cover stories about Georgia and promote tourism industry
Georgian National Tourism Administration of the Ministry of Economy and sustainable development of Georgia
How to Toast in Tbilisi: Georgian Food Is Nothing Without Supra
Georgian” supra” or so called tradition of feasting is not a novelty for foreigners
Most charming historic buildings of Tbilisi - A trip through the city’s past
Tbilisi, Georgia’s beautiful capital, is distinguished by a number of features making the city a unique
Story of Georgian oda houses in Samegrelo told through photos
Samegrelo, one of the richest and most beautiful regions of Georgia, is distinguished by many unique features
National Geographic explores Georgia’s ex-Soviet spa resorts
National Geographic has recently visited Georgia’s crumbling ex-Soviet spa resorts.
The Independent on Svaneti: How to hike through most remote region in Georgia
Svaneti, Georgia’s remote highland has always been quite an attractive place for the tourists and foreign visitors
Inaugural Experts name Tbilisi Best Emerging Destination 2018
Well-known travel website tripexpert.com has named Georgia’s capital Tbilisi Best Emerging Destination 2018.
Georgia’s Goderdzi resort turned into vanilla ice cream “wonderland” by pink snow
Recently Georgia’s latest ski resort Goderdzi was covered with pink snow creating the association of giant vanilla ice-cream.
Unknown medieval monastery ruins discovered in Georgia
Ruins of a previously unknown medieval monastery have been discovered in Georgia’s south.
National Geographic Traveler Names Batumi in Top 10 Tourist Cities in Europe
Georgia’s seaside city of Batumi, the capital of Adjara Region is becoming more and more attractive for the tourists
Georgia’s David Gareji complex among 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe
Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organization in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute
Mesmerizing view of Ushba Mount captured in Georgia’s Svaneti Region
It is impossible to visit highlands of Georgia and stay unimpressed.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
23.07.2018
24.07.2018
USD
1
USD
2.4417
2.4417
EUR
1
EUR
2.8436
2.8436
GBP
1
GBP
3.1813
3.1813
RUB
100
RUB
3.8430
3.8430