A day in Mestia

Our resting day consisted of walking around town. Just us three. After the tourist information, we walked over to the Svaneti Museum. A place where we learned a lot about the area and its rich history.

  
   
 
Chests were a big part of a Svaneti home.

Later in the evening, we were invited to go up one of the towers besides the guesthouse. Four of these belonged to the family of the hostess if the guesthouse, Keti. Both defensive structure and storage space. It sheltered children and women during tribal and family disputes. And it is a place where they hid treasure from the capital in case of war in the east. But nowadays it lends itself for an ideal phototaking location!

  

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