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Samegrelo and Upper Svaneti

Published in Georgia for Expats

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Samegrelo and Upper Svaneti are completely different regions and the only reason to present them together is that they are united administratively. Because of their dissimilarity however it seems reasonable to split the description into two parts, one describing Samegrelo, and the other Upper Svaneti. A very special region of Georgia, not only because of its diverse climate and landscape but also because of the local people – Megrelians.

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Racha Lechkhumi and Lower Svaneti

Published in Georgia for Expats

What is there to do in Georgia | Racha Lechkhumi and Lower Svaneti

Under Georgia’s current administrative subdivision, Racha is included in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo (Lower) Svaneti region. Racha is a highland area in western Georgia, located in the upper Rioni river valley and enclosed by Greater Caucasus mountains and rivers.

Racha Lechhumi

Racha is separated from Lechkhumi and Svaneti by the mountains. Racha is known for its unique flora and fauna, the great number of natural mineral waters, semi-sweet red wine Khvanchkara (said to be Stalin's favorite) as well as calmness and patience of the local people. With its mountains and raging rivers, the region is popular with anglers and rafters, as well as mountain bikers and paragliders. Rioni River is full of trout and is a haven for fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.

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