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There a currently monks who live in these cave.
|I will put a bad picture up, just to prove that I was there and that I did not pull the photos of the web.|
|Seats and a table.|
|A tunnel that went up five stories.|
Afterwards we visited another set of caves with a church nestled in the cliffs of the cave. Hiking up to this was an adventure in and of itself and a little horrifying as one misstep would have spelled disaster. This was awesome.
|Looking up at the church.|
|Looking across at the church.|
|Monks still live in the mountain and the proof is in the windows .|
|An alter just before the church.|
|The alter in the church.|
|View from the top.|
Then we went to Khertvisi which was a castle that started out as a walled city in 400-300 B.C. The walls witnessed Alexander the Great in Battle. Then it became a castle during the middle ages and was a part of the Silk Road.
|Not the best picture, but the people in the picture show the size of the castle.|
|Our awesome drive. Super nice, super courteous, and he drove us through snow and over boulders.|
|For Whom the Bell Tolls|