Travels in Tusheti
2nd November 2021
Over the past few years Chris has dragged his family around Eastern
Europe for their summer holidays to catch the last glimpses of
traditional life held in aspic from the old communist rule. With his
daughters, India and Iona, ready to leave the beach behind and embrace
real adventures without a bucket and spade the family set off to travel
around Romania and Bulgaria on horseback.
With the Carpathians and Balkans under their belt, their next destination would be the Caucasus mountains in Georgia. What Chris wasn’t ready for was the way of life they were going to experience and the remoteness of the Tusheti region on the Dagestan and Chechen borders. His talk will attempt to capture the magic they encountered during the summer of 2008 just weeks before Russia invaded South Ossetia in Georgia when the family had to flee the capital, Tbilisi, and head for Yerevan in Armenia.