+++ Breaking News: Unicamels discovering Turkish backcountry! On the way to Georgia! +++
When we woke up this morning we had the nicest view out of our trunks: the ocean!
After an early morning workout all Unicamels were awake and ready for action.
We decided to take a small road through the backcountry and visit the famous Greek Sumela Monestary. After approximately 20 kilometres on narrow and winding roads we had to stop in a small town to ask for directions. The locals and the police advised us not to continue driving as they thought we would wreck our cars. So we drove back down until the pink unicorn mountain which we’ve passed already on our way up. A couple and their neighbour came out of their house and laughed at the Unicamel jumping up and down. We offered them some German chocolate and got invited for Chai. We talked with a few words in French, English, German and Turkish and felt very welcome. It was a beautiful spot, tea and hazelnut plantations and a view of the sea.
When we left, the neighbour’s wife ran after us to wish us luck and offered us a beautiful pink rose: #PinkforPeace
We continued driving up the mountains to over 1,500 m above sea level.
The monestary itself was closed for renovations but we were able to drive quite close and walk through the forest to have a closer look! Very impressive. Due to the heavy rainfalls in the last week there were a lot of waterfalls in the forest. Beautiful!
We entered Georgia. Custom check took two hours and we figured when we were finally in Georgia that there was no insurance company at the border to get the car insurance for Georgia – you can’t get the insurance over Internet and no insurance company in Germany will insure you for Georgia. We will tell you why later.
Our trip ended on a car park in a dodgy area in Batumi.