8th June 2017
Caucasus specialist Natalie joined WF in 2014 and, after a stint working in our group sales team, has recently moved to our tailor-made team, using her extensive experience to organise holidays across Georgia and the Caucasus. Below Natalie answers a few questions about the region, including her favourite place and tips for travellers.
What do you enjoy most about working at Wild Frontiers?
Experiencing and learning about really interesting, off-beat, different destinations – and getting our clients to them too!
Where is your favourite place in the Caucasus?
My personal favourite of the three is Armenia, perhaps because I had no idea what to expect before travelling. Dilijan (above), Armenia’s Switzerland, is absolutely beautiful and Yerevan is a really fun, lively capital to spend an evening. In fact each of Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku are cosmopolitan capitals with lots going on – great to get lost in!
What should people expect when visiting the Caucasus for the first time?
Incredible food, friendly locals and beautiful scenery throughout. There is a fascinating culture as well as individual history to these countries, and if visiting all three it is interesting to witness how each is trying to develop now independently.
What is your favourite food in the region?
All of the food is delicious - fresh, healthy and full of flavour! I suppose the obvious choice is the mouth-watering khachapuri cheese bread (above) found in Georgia.
What is your hidden tip about travelling in the Caucasus?
Take plenty of layers, because it will be hot in the capitals, but cooler and windier in the mountains, especially at night.
Secondly, the locals are all very friendly so acknowledging them before taking their photos will definitely go down well – plus it’s polite!