Inspired by a Starbucks Chat During a Fake Holiday - Caucasian - CycleBlaze

October 2, 2023

Inspired by a Starbucks Chat During a Fake Holiday

Not long after the last epic trip just wrapped up a month ago, the next one was inspired in a similar fashion:  by a conversation.   A colleague had been traveling around Armenia and Georgia while I was in Laos and Thailand.  We kept in touch during our respective trips and had a lot to talk about after the semester resumed.  An opportunity came about to do so during a weeklong Chinese fake holiday.  We met up at Starbucks and he started dropping names of cities I had never heard of in the Caucasus region.  Naturally that led to a lot of questions and research on my part as I was intrigued.  

The location of this tour is quite timely with all that has happened in the international news recently.  The planning of this tour has taken months but I figure it is best to keep it as a surprise this time.  

Along with other things, we'll hopefully learn more about why the name 'Caucasian' originates with this particular area and what, if anything, this has to do with white males?  

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