In once a normal sleep, the participants of the Karakum mileage “driving” has decided at least half a day to stay in the Georgian capital. But by the evening the Frets were in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”
Mileage: 320 curema in a way: 7 hours
Continued. The previous parts of the diary of mileage, read our special project.
From Narikala fortress offers stunning views of the capital of Georgia.From Narikala fortress offers stunning views of the capital of Georgia.
Tbilisi is a very beautiful city. Old Tiflis is spread along the Mtkvari river and striking elevation. No wonder it is one of the highest metro in the world. Experience the unusual terrain Tbilisi enhances his charisma. Bright colour to the city gives old buildings with characteristic wooden balconies hanging over narrow cobblestone streets. And, of course, the people living here.
During our visit sparked real competition in the hospitality between the inhabitants of Baku, Tashkent with Samarkand and Tbilisi. Identify among them the clear winner would be difficult.
The former building of the Ministry of highways of the Georgian SSR was built in 1975. Now it belongs to Bank of Georgia.The former building of the Ministry of highways of the Georgian SSR was built in 1975. Now it belongs to Bank of Georgia.
Fact: at the upper point of Tbilisi, Narikala fortress, accessible by a ropeway, which starts from 10am. There you can also climb and walk on the stairs leading from the old town.
Unopened bottle of “Borjomi” of the last century.Unopened bottle of “Borjomi” of the last century.But no matter how pleasing to Tbilisi, you need to go further. Ahead of us was waiting for one of the most scenic highways on the continent — the Georgian Military road that connects Tbilisi and Vladikavkaz. And it is the latest border in our way.
Soon after leaving the Georgian capital, we turned in the direction of the signpost “Vladikavkaz”. With every kilometer of road rose higher and higher. Soon opened the view of Zemo Avalska HPP, where Kura is bottled in a beautiful reservoir. On the streamer Laden had Frets harder. And then had to go to third gear, and soon, when the height above sea level exceeded the mark of half a kilometer, and on the second. We were closer and closer to the clouds hanging over the Caucasian ridge. And the view from the heights with each passing moment became more beautiful.
Finally, we reached the top of the pass at 2400 meters. Air motors have not enough, and the covered stiletto sometimes had to include the first.
And then began the descent. We had to move the range change and weather. Clouds stayed on the other side, and we had stunning views of MT.
The views from the Georgian Military road, is staggering. This is one of the reasons for the low average speed. I have to constantly slow down to take pictures.The views from the Georgian Military road, is staggering. This is one of the reasons for the low average speed. I have to constantly slow down to take pictures.
Fact: in Tbilisi a lot of hybrids and electric cars. Often come across a Toyota Prius, Mitsubishi i-Miev and Nissan Leaf.
Staff the checkpoints harsh only on the surface — atmosphere forcing. In fact, very sociable guys.Staff the checkpoints harsh only on the surface — atmosphere forcing. In fact, very sociable guys.
Barely a couple hours after the highest point, like in front of us loomed the border. The Georgian side fulfilled promptly and accurately. But also well done. In the end, together with an inspection on the entire border is gone even smaller than for the transition from Azerbaijan to Georgia, who kept the palm in our expedition.
And so two weeks after the start from Gorky Park we are again on Russian territory. Decided to spend the night in Nalchik, which was on the doorstep. In the evening we were already in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Fact: in the early twentieth century along the Georgian Military highway was planned tram line connecting Vladikavkaz and Tbilisi. But the Grand plans were not destined to come true due to the First world war.
Expedition “at a wheel” Moscow — the Karakum — Moscow
- Day 1: Moscow — Kazan
- Day 2: Kazan — Aktobe
- Day 3rd: Aktobe, Kazakhstan — Baikonur
- Day 4-Baikonur — Tashkent
- Day 5: Tashkent
- Day 6: Tashkent — Urgench
- Day 7: Urgench — Beineu
- Day 8-9: Beyneu — Kuryk.
- Day 10: Kuryk —Alat.
- Day 11-th and 12-th: Baku
- Day 13_й: from Baku to Tbilisi
A diary of the final stage of the rally Moscow — Karakum — Moscow read tomorrow.
Rally “Behind the wheel”: the Frets at a height of 2400 microwavepower “Behind the wheel”: the Frets at an altitude of 2400, microfoto: Yakubov Konstantin
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