Georgia is a country that has recently entered into the imagination of travellers. Bordered to the north by Russia and the almost impenetrable range of the Greater Caucasus, it is surrounded on its other three sides by countries with whom it now shares cordial relations: Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Persians, Russians, Turks have all fought over it, it was a staging post on the Silk Road, and yet some of its valleys are so remote that even today they have no electricity and internet. Yet, for centuries it has been a land that travellers traversed.
It is a land that boasts some of the highest peaks in Europe, and some of the most diverse scenery. There are meadows and mountains, and cities as ancient as Rome and Constantinople. And of course, we should not forget that the Georgian Kingdom of Colchis was the home of Medea. It was Jason (he of the Argonauts) who ventured to the ancient Georgian Kingdom of Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. Though it might be the stuff of legends, it is also laced with truth, since in the kingdoms of Western Georgia, the rivers are indeed laced with nuggets.