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Worldwidemike's Journey to the Caucasus -- Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Hi, it has been more than 3 years since I took a real journey abroad -- the longest period of time since I turned 18 and went backpacking through Europe. As most of you know, I cut back on the travel while I was studying to get my teacher's license. Then, job searching and getting my first two years of teaching under my belt consumed all of my spare time. Now, I'm ready to start taking advantage of my summer breaks and resume my travels. I'm ready to become Worldwidemike, again!

This summer's trip is to the Caucasus Mountains -- yes, where the word "Caucasian" comes from. This area between Turkey and Russia is technically Europe, but is steeped in influences from Asia. When I began to read about its gorgeous mountain scenery and the medieval towers and monasteries that are relics of its rich past, I was hooked. I plan to leave towards the end of June and will be gone for a month. Before I leave, I will make a few entries outlining my planned route and what I hope to see. You can subscribe to this blog and receive emails when I update it. I plan to update it as often as possible while on the road. I don't know what internet access is like in these countries, but hope to find out some more about that before I go.

Feel free to pass this blog address along to friends, family members or anyone else you think might enjoy it. And in the meantime, feel free to check out my Travel page which has many travelogs from the 70+ countries I've visited so far in my life!

My travel page: Worldwidemike

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So Where are Georgia and the Caucasus?

A Map showing Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Even if they have heard of them, most people would have a hard time pointing out Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the map. So, I thought I'd paste a map here showing where it is in relation to the Europe and Asia.

Europe_CaucasusMap.jpg

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Welcome to my Travel blog!

Index of Worldwidemike's entries

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Thank you for checking out my travel blog here on Travellerspoint. I've created this entry to make it easy for you to find my entries. They start at the top with the most recent, and get older as you scroll down. I just finished (summer 2019) going back and taking the travelogues from my original, Worldwidemike site, and re-posting them here. So, virtually every trip abroad I have taken in my life is listed below.

The list begins with multi-entry, day-by-day accounts of places I've been since I started the blog in 2012 (with my trip to Georgia, Armenia, and Karabakh). These tend to have lots of photos and are much more detailed. It continues with ones I've brought over from the Worldwidemike site, the more recent ones having a fair number of photos, dwindling as I go backward. The site was hosted on Earthlink, which had strict rules about how many MBs of storage you could use. The list finally ends with my first overseas adventure -- backpacking across Europe after graduating high school in 1981.

If you're looking for a specific country's entry, don't forget to scroll down and look at the sidebar on the left. If you're just browsing, the entries at the top of this list directly below will be more substantial than those at the bottom. Enjoy!

Bhutan, July, 2019

Philippines, June, 2019

Singapore, June, 2019

Azores, March, 2019

Monaco, June, 2018

Curacao, March, 2018

Sri Lanka, June-July, 2017

Uruguay, March, 2017

Argentina, March, 2017

Philippines, July, 2016

Laos, June 2016

Singapore, June, 2016

Bosnia-Hercegovina, March 2016

Croatia, March 2016

Italy, June 2015

Ukraine, July 2015

Nicaragua, March 2015

Vietnam, June 2014

Taiwan, June 2014

Cyprus, March 2014

Iceland, March 2013

Karabakh (entry #1), July 2012
Karabakh (entry #2), July 2012

Armenia, July 2012

Georgia, June 2012

Mali, February 2009

Aruba, December 2008

Denmark, November 2008

Peru, October 2008

Slovenia, May 2008

Malta, December 2007

Egypt, October 2007

Albania, April 2007

South Africa, October 2006

Lesotho, October 2006

Swaziland, October 2006

Mexico, March 2006

Syria, September 2005

Easter Island, June 2005

Jamaica, April 2005

El Salvador, October 2004

Spain, December 2004

Andorra, March 2004

Indonesia, March 2003

Myanmar, March 2003

Bulgaria, August 2003

Lithuania, November 2002

Kong Kong, September 2002

Macau, September 2002

Belize, June 2002

Thailand, November, 2001

Cambodia, November, 2001

Brazil, October, 2001

France, August, 2001

Guatemala, February, 2001

Czech Republic, October, 2000

Bermuda, September, 2000

Estonia, June, 2000

Russia, June, 2000

Finland, June, 2000

Sweden, June, 2000

Jordan, December, 1999

United Arab Emirates, November, 1999

Hungary, October, 1999

Malaysia, May, 1999

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, July, 1999

Turkey, November, 1998

Netherlands, August, 1998

Spain, June, 1998

Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, May, 1998

Wales, August, 1997

Ireland, July, 1997

Portugal, May, 1997

Costa Rica, August, 1996

Belgium, June, 1996

Greece, May, 1996

Poland, October, 1995

Italy, September, 1995

England, August, 1994

Bahamas, May, 1993

South Korea, June, 1987

Panama, July, 1986

Honduras, July, 1986

Scotland, July-August, 1985

Canada, 1982

Israel, October 1981- February1982

Switzerland, October 1981

Austria, October 1981

Germany, September-October 1981

Luxembourg, September 1981

France, September 1981

Here's the alphabetical listing of all 91 countries I have visited

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Bahamas
  • Bali (Indonesia)
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia-Hercegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republick
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Easter Island
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Karabakh
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • St. Lucia
  • San Marino
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
  • Wales

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