Malkhaz Songulashvili – Sleepless in Georgia – 10

Jvari Monastery overlooking Mtskheta
Jvari (Eng. Cross) Monastery, overlooking Mtskheta

I could not go back to sleep. In the afternoon I joined the American delegation and gave them a guided tour of the old capital of Georgia.  We went to Jvari Monastery, which proudly looks over the ancient city. On our way to the old capital I had a lengthy conversation with one of the leaders of the American delegation, Virginia Holmstrom. We agreed that next year she will bring a group of pilgrims to Georgia.

Then we went to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and explored the cradle of Georgian Christianity. In the evening we went to Natarkhtari village where I usually go after a Saturday’s hiking. One of the ladies volunteered to learn Georgian toastmistressing. She mastered the toastmaster’s skills beautifully.

“I think she is a Georgian in disguise,” said somebody at the Table.  Continue reading “Malkhaz Songulashvili – Sleepless in Georgia – 10”