Tucked away in a hillock in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is the Dhayah Fort. The Dhayah oasis is believed to have been occupied since the last 5000 years. The conical shaped hill at the edge of the oasis and foot of the mountains served as a natural defense post for many centuries.
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Our last leg of the city tour was the Mtatsminda Park – a very famous landscaped park located atop Mount Mtatsminda. The park overlooks the city of Tbilisi and gives a panoramic view of the city down below. The park built in 1930 during the soviet era was one of the most visited park in the erstwhile USSR. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Mtatsminda Park”
As we finished our tour of Abanotubani, there was another issue that needed immediate attention – the rumblings of our stomach. We decided to try some local fares and chose a local restaurant suggested by our guide Nini. We were so hungry that I even forgot to click some pictures. Made a mental note to take some pictures of the local Georgian food the next time. After a quick lunch it was again time to explore the city. We decided to have a quick walk to digest our lunch. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Peace Bridge & Rike Park”
After a short break, I return to continue my series of posts inspired from my trip to Gerogia. I realize that there is still a lot to write and have to go on an overdrive if I have to complete it any time soon. There is no better place than the Sameba Cathedral to restart my journey. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – The Sameba Cathedral”
After Kartlis Deda, our next destination was Narikala Fortress. The Narikala fortress has been dominating the Tbilisi skyline since the 4th century. The fortress has two walled sections on a steep hill with Abanotubani (old part of the city) on one side and the botanical garden on the other side. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Narikala Fortress”
Narikala Fortress dominates the Tbilisi skyline and will surely be on the itinerary of anyone who visits the city irrespective of their duration of stay. Before talking about the fortress itself, a word about how to reach the fortress. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Tbilisi Cable Car”
The city of Tibilisi is said to have been founded by the Iberian King Vakhtang I Gorgasali. The popular legend says that the present location where the city stands was an uninhabited forest area until the second half of the fourth century. As per the account,King Vakhtang went hunting into this forest area where his falcon caught a pheasant and both the birds in the bargain fell into the hot spring and died. The King was impressed by the discovery and decided to build a city around the location. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – City of Tibilisi”