Over the hill carrying a lamb comes the shepherd with his horse and trusty sheepdog. He drops his crook and sits with the other shepherds digging into a big block of sheep cheese and wrapping it in the flat bread. And not a concern in the world about having us intrude on their breakfast time.
This remote, rolling green, tree-less expanse of hilly countryside mesmerises as we drive towards the Azerbaijan border to visit the cave monasteries founded by David Gareja, one of the ascetic ‘Syrian fathers’ who returned here in the 6th century from the Middle East bringing Christianity to Georgia.
A pack of sheepdogs racing up the hillside barking ferociously quickly sees us off our rock with picnic lunch bags flying, as we seek refuge inside the car.
Just as well Levan forgot the crystal and candelabra today or we may have lost them.
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