Georgian mountain town Mestia on the travel hotlist
10 January, 2019
Georgian mountain town Mestia on the travel hotlist
The daily newspaper Daily Express in the United Kingdom has recently published an article about the top up-and-coming travel destinations for this year. The selected places on the travel hotspot are Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Mestia in north-west Georgia, Ksamil in southern Albania, Bacalar in Mexico, Palomino in Colombia, Wadi Rum in Jordan and Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.
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The Chaladi Glacier in Mestia, Svaneti

Mestia is located in the north-west region of Georgia Svaneti. It is situated at nearly 5,000 feet above
sea level and surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. The article names three main reasons to visit the town.
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The Mount Ushba in Svaneti

It is a great destination for hikers who seek for adventures. They are welcome to explore the Chaladi Glacier and the lakes at the base of the Mount Ushba. Ushba is one of the most picturesque peaks of the Caucasus Mountains.
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The Koruldi Lakes in Mestia, Svaneti

Meanwhile, visitors are recommended to taste amazing cuisine of Svaneti. Tashmijabi is one of the most appetizing dishes of Svanetian cuisine. Potatoes are pureed and then mixed with cheese, water, and salt to taste. Kubdari is a bread meal filled with meat (lamb, pork or kid) and a mixture of onion and spices.
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Svanetian Kubdari and Tashmijabi

Source: Unlikely tourist hotspots: Why Georgia is on our minds

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