Valeria Coke, King's Lynn, UK
I'm home safely only to be plunged into raspberry jam-making and weed eradication, hence a later reply than I would have wished.
I have to say that because of the country's infrastructure, I realize that the plumbing may not always work. It would, however, be helpful to have a spare chair in the room for one's clothes/case. Also a hook for hanging the coat.
CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS - Excellent.
Also TRANSPORTATION Excellent.
I loved the fact that the Nekresi Monastery stop was spontaneously included on Monday 30th June. To reach what seemed like a deserted monastery after negotiating a steep track up the hillside and there to find a fully robed priest and his deacon taking Divine Liturgy with a congregation of two novices was for me the highlight of an infinitely memorable trip.
Likewise, to experience the haunting Aghdgomasa shensa chanted by the group in the St. John the Baptist cave church at Davit Garegi. It lives with me.
My only criticism was that 'start time' should be a definite departure time - not 'Georgian time' which is very hard for us Westerners to work out!
Thank you all and Nino for a unique trip in a unique country - and since my return I have enjoyed re-listening to the CD!