Svaneti among must see spots for those obsessed with zombies – National Geographic
04 April, 2017
Svaneti among must see spots for those obsessed with zombies – National Geographic
National Geographic has published the list of 6 places throughout the world where those who are captivated by zombie theme might be interested in traveling. Georgia’s remote Svaneti region is included in the list and presented as the safest place to escape the “undead”. Here is what the article says:

There’s no shortage of zombie love in today’s pop culture. Television shows like The Walking Dead and films like Zombieland have covered our screens in gore. Videos games like Resident
Evil and books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are occupying our minds. But enthusiasts looking for the next level of fandom might want to step into this world themselves.

Scope Out Your Escape Destination

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A horseback rider travels through the Village of Chaajash, one of the well-protected Ushguli communities in Georgia's Upper Svaneti. Photograph by Aaron Huey, National Geographic

Any truly obsessed zombie enthusiast has spent time considering where to disappear to if these stories ever come to life. Some choose a high-rise penthouse. A few might head for the sea. Even more prefer a remote cabin in the woods. Each of these spots have their merits, but the Towers of Svaneti in Georgia may have them all beat.

Settled high between the Caucasus and Svaneti mountains in the Inguri River Basin, the Ushguli community is home to over 200 nearly impenetrable dwellings. The region historically experienced frequent attacks from outsiders, so villagers developed a reliable system of protection. Because homes were widespread, it wasn’t possible to build a barricade encapsulating them all. Each one, therefore, had its own safeguards: a tall watchtower and a strong wall, both made of stone.

Today, you can visit the towered dwellings in the UNESCO-protected World Heritage site by heading to Ushguli from Zugdidi. Minibuses and private taxis take travelers the 80 miles northeast to the historic district to climb the ancient towers, hike to Shkhara—the highest point in Georgia, and scope out the world’s best zombie-proof digs", - National Geographic reports.

Check out the full list at National Geographic

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