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    If you go

    If you go . . .

    How to get there

    From Akhaltsikhe take either

    a public minibus from the bus station for $9 one way, or hire


    a taxi for $36 round trip, for the 1½-hour ride to Vardzia. The road to Sapara is just outside of Akhaltsikhe, but unless you have a full day for a visit, and energy for a 15-mile round-trip hike, hire a taxi for $9-$15.

    Where to stay


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    10 Kostavas St., Akhaltsikhe


    Recently built, with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and private bathrooms, from $61.