375 Kms from Batumi
Vladi what?Yeah, thats exactly what I thought at first. To everyone around, a group of 5 Goans planning a 3-day vacation to Vladikavkaz seemed almost strange.That didn’t intimidate us. Neither did the warnings from the authorities that Ossetia was a troubled area and the visa would take 15 days to process, as opposed to the usual 2-3 days to other parts of the country. Finally, one day before takeoff, our visas arrived!
224 Kms from Batumi
Perhaps the last large port city of Turkey before entering into Georgia, Trabzon was also a point on the ancient trading route - the Silk Route. Passing through it, we left almost all of Turkey behind as we inched ever closer to Georgia.