Bakhmaro – Two days from the photo diary
“Seasons – Photo diary” – this is the name of the project within which my husband, David Khelashvili, and I share our photo impressions from various interesting places.
On Friday, after work, we set out in search of a new adventure. Our next destination was Bakhmaro. The settlement is situated 2,050 meters above sea level, on the Adjara-Guria Mountain range.
The road was long and we had already been travelling for 7 hours since leaving Tbilisi. However, the views didn’t allow us to get bored, we were already in Guria and were getting to know the local culture by observing the houses of the locals – wooden, square-shaped houses with balconies. We arrived in Bakhmaro at sunset and chose the highest spot we could find in order to get a bird’s-eye view of Bakhmaro from there.
“You must be tired, warm yourselves up near the fire” – a little vacationer greeted us joyfully with an Adjarian accent. Kids with respiratory problems are often brought to Bakhmaro since its unique climate is thought to be beneficial to their health. The climate is thanks to the consequence of its location. The resort receives warm air from the sea and results in a fantastic juxtaposition of coastal and highland climates.
Our host leads us towards a wooden hut.
Bakhmaro is full of these wooden huts. As usual, the huts are rented monthly and the price starts from 800 GEL. Another alternative is to camp in a tent.
The settlement, covered in wooden huts, is wrapped up in mist several times a day. It was almost impossible to see straight in the evening. Due to the heavy mist we could not climb the mountain at sunrise when we wanted to take pictures.
As we returned to Tbilisi on Sunday, we looked through our photos. Coniferous trees turned yellow by the sun’s rays, misty mountains or “Milky Way” stretching across Bakhmaro’s sky – that’s how diverse Bakhmaro is, even within two days.