The Georgian government has an ambitious plan to construct a road connecting the mountainous regions of northeast Georgia, from Khevsureti to Tusheti. It’s stated goal — to develop tourism and help locals travel between difficult-to-reach areas. But many, both locals and others, are against the project. They say it will wreck the environment, damaging the region’s unique natural appeal, and taking with it their hopes of developing ecotourism.
А large rock fell on a car full of tourists heading to Tusheti, north eastern Georgia, on 10 August. They were lightly injured. There are frequent accidents on the Tusheti road, which are often fatal. [Read more…]