We taking spontaneous the road up to Borjomi.
Baromi is a town in central Georgia and noted for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia) and the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of the former Soviet Union; the bottling of mineral water is a major source of income for the area. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area’s mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems.
The source of this spring water lays in the Borjomi gorge.
We take an “adventure trail” up and through the gorge includes an old Sowjet cable car (including the employees) and an historical park, explored in the earlier Sowjet time where the healing powers of the water was indicated. The little bath ( about 32C degrees ) is agreeable after our walk.
We spend the night in Bakuruani, a famous skiresort: a ski-freestyle and snowboarding half -pipe Worldcup destination. Also here the station closed only a week before.
Confronting with the seasonal challenges in the higher areas we get disappointed with the way we planned. The Tskhratskaro Pass (2454 m) is still closed so we get forced to drive the same way back to Akhaltsikhe. This time we take again a walk and a look at one of the numerous small and no public but for us more beautiful monastery, the Green Monastery.