The Caucasus

BOOK FOUR 1968

In this Book the author describes a journey by car across the Caucasus mountain range and back again to Tbilisi. The road – known as the Georgian Military Highway – is at least 2000 years old, and passes through some spectacular scenery. There are several memorable towns and villages on the route such as Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, the fortified church complex of Ananuri, the charming village of Passanauri and, at the northern end of the Highway, Ordzhonikidze. An abundance of slides provides striking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and informative captions put them into context.