The Suru Chalet is definitely our favorite chalet in the Făgăraș Mountains and with good reason: very nice hosts, always friendly and smiling, excellent accommodation, clean and comfy, delicious food, kids friendly place, a perfect view, and small enough to feel like you’re actually visiting your family. We’re visiting this place at least once a year because of all the reasons above, but also because it’s quite close to Sibiu and easy to reach for us. This year we went up there again to spend a sunny and warm September weekend with friends, while helping in preparing a dinner with ingredients found mainly in the mountains area.
Tbilisi needed less than 2 days to convince us that it deserves to be in our top cities in Europe to come back to and explore more. We had the same connection with this place as we have been having with Belgrade for the last couple of years. Still not very touristic, super easy to walk around, lots of cool places to eat out and drink, very decent prices, excellent vibe.
Our third day in Georgia meant about 300km of driving, coming down from the mountains and heading to the center of the country. It was a full day of driving, with a couple of stops on the way, but it still was enjoyable as the weather was nice and the view kept us busy the whole time.
One of the main reasons we wanted to visit Georgia was the Caucasus Mountains. We were initially thinking of hiking for a couple of days, but in May when we were there it was still quite cold and the snow hadn’t melted yet, so we had to change our plans a bit, but still managed to get a bit of a mountain feel, even without the hiking.