The driver that agreed to give us a lift turned out to be a local, and told us stories about his neighbors’ and friends’ lives along the way. We traveled from Tbilisi to Javakheti, a region located in southwestern Georgia on the border with Armenia.
In order to get there, we had to pass through a village in the Tsalka region, near a beautiful lake. There are several lakes in this area, and this was the first we encountered. There are gloomy, abandoned Soviet era hotels and restaurants standing all along the road.
IIt’s about 20 kilometers to the next lake called Paravani. This is the largest lake in Georgia, and one of the highest, located 2,000 meters above sea level. On its shore lies a little village of the same name.