As so often happens when you are an obsessive internet surfer, one thing lead to another and I spent a hefty chunk of yesterday reading about Tusheti, a remote area of Georgia near the border with Dagestan and Chechnya.
I ran across the travelogue of a family from the UK, who actually get to go to some of the places I am so far just reading about. Their blogs are really quite enjoyable; here’s one that offers up some helpful advice for visiting Tusheti.
Check this out: a video of a drive over a mountain pass in the Georgian Caucasus. At times, the road appears to be cut through A GLACIER. (Update: turns out that is “just” leftover snow from the previous winter. So kind of the beginnings of a glacier in a way, and intense nonetheless.)
Totally hardcore. And something you probably can do only in the summer.