Since we all had a better feel for Tbilisi at that point, we started out in the old city and just wandered around. We had lunch at an outdoor cafe. I was enjoying watching all the cats scurrying about outside while we ate, until three of them got into a scuffle right at my feet! I was eating a vegetarian bean pastry, so I'm not sure what they thought they were fighting over, but I ultimately resorted to spilling a little of my water on the ground to get them to disperse.
It was a pretty relaxed day, and the best part was that by going in search of an old Zoroastrian temple, we stumbled upon a walking path up to the Narikala fortress. It was great to see so much up close; plus, it was on this walk that I encountered my favorite of Georgia's furry friends.
|I liked the idea of having so many birdhouses on one wall.|
|My best picture of Mother Georgia!|
|The domed buildings are the old bath houses.|
After this wonderful walk, we had a dinner in which we shared copious quantities of our usual favorite Georgian foods, as well as some new ones, like a spinach and walnut dish. It was the perfect ending to a trip to a country I had not thought of visiting prior to coming to Kazakhstan, but would happily visit again.