The Caucasus, or better, the South Caucasus, consists of three countries, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. When living in SE Turkey in 1994 we attempted, without success, to cross into Armenia. We subsequently traveled to the surrounding countries, Iran and those in Central Asia, and only returned to the South Caucasus in 2019, for a relatively short trip in Azerbaijan and Eastern part of Georgia. We intend to return in 2020, to complete our exploration of this part of the world, and complete the travelogue.

When we travel to the North Caucasus – essentially the wild Russian republics of Dagestan, Chechnia and Ingushetia, as well as Karachay–Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia–Alania – I don’t know yet, but this may well not happen at all…

Access the individual countries below, and the travel blog from autumn 2019 here.

Azerbaijan
where we traveled in September 2019, as part of the first South Caucasus journey
Georgia
for the time being Tbilisi and the eastern part of this country, visited in September 2019, as part of the first South Caucasus journey