|View of Tbilisi|
|covering trousers with skirts|
|headscarves for the ladies before entering churches|
|George slaying the Dragon, Tbilisi|
There is much scholarly debate as to the origins of the name Georgia, which contrary to popular assumptions may not be derived from St George, its patron saint.
We are reminded by our Dean who is leading our group that we are on a pilgrimage not a holiday!
This is something we have to remind ourselves about quite often during the coming days; there is so much to see and experience in addition to the churches and monasteries which are to be our main focus.
|Vakhtang Gorgasali |
one of Georgia's most popular historic figures
We start at Metekhi Church, perched high above the town on its crag looking down on the Mtkvari river below…