Monthly Archives: August 2016

Caucasian Challenge Day 4: Kutaisi to Mestia

Day four of the Caucasian Challenge started off on an interesting note. After leaving the hotel, the teams discovered that a street market had opened up right where they had parked their cars! It took some convincing, but the market vendors eventually moved their stalls and the teams were able to get on their way.

batumi kutaisi trip

Caucasian Challenge Day 3: Batumi to Kutaisi

After a wonderful breakfast at the Hotel Golden Fish, the teams set off. The Georgian roads were a blessing after two days driving on Turkish highways. An astonishing number of cows populate the roads through Georgia, forcing the teams to maintain constant attention while driving to avoid a cow-on-car collision. The groups drove up the

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Caucasian Challenge Day 2: Sinop Beach to Batumi

Day two of the Caucasian Challenge saw the teams speed across the rest of Turkey with the occasional stop at a local village. The driving was relatively straightforward, but crossing into Georgia proved to be a monotonous process with a wait time of over seven hours! It wasn’t all bad, as one team befriended a

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Caucasian Challenge Day 1: From Istambul to Sinop Beach

The first day of the ninth Caucasian Challenge saw all five teams traverse through the northern coast of Turkey on their way to Georgia. Things went relatively smooth, apartment from the press team’s unfortunate run in with a landslide inside a small hill-top village that forced them to find an alternate route. The group’s first