SUPRAised | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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SUPRAised
AEGEE-Tbilisi
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Arts & Creativity
Theme culture through art and cooking
Cities visited Tbilisi, Gori, Mtskheta, Zugdidi, Lagodekhi, Martvili, Batumi
Dates
From Thursday, July 11th
To Wednesday, July 24th
Event fee 180€
Participants 30
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Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for rafting, visiting in cavetown
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket in advance
Lodging Hostel and tents
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email su.supraisedyahoo.com
Coordinator phone +995597002915
University support Yes
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment sleeping bag
Languages used English, Russian
Activities
cooking, painting, dancing, hiking, swimming, cave climbing , wine tasting , fishing ,pottery making.
Ideal participant
Challenge lover + Adventurous + open-minded + energetic + curious + respectful towards cultural differences + active + funny + tireless = our ideal participant
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Event description
Are you ready to be SUPRAised ????

If you are ready to experience something new and undiscovered , to spend two week in unforgettable places , visit Breathtaking mountains, and cave towns, experience dances and songs, acquaintance with the culture where ancient traditions still live, where guests are always welcomed to taste exotic cuisine, , to learn Cooking and enjoy fishing in wild rivers , discover art of pottery making to travel all around Georgia and See all the diversities and traditions .
Experience new unforgettable adventure every single day.
Get involved in the city game, that will reveal mysterious parts of the city, where the only chance to win is to solve cultural puzzles.
Take your hiking shoes to conquer one of the highest peaks of Georgian mountains, be ready to meet bats and some mysterious creatures inside the caves. Don’t forget your swimming suits to be ready for sunny beaches of Black sea.

But Now, you are questioning yourself , what is supra ? how can you be SUPRAised ?
we will give only one hint : Supra is the Place where everything is possible, where you can be singer, dancer, poet or painter, where friendship is essential ,traditions are welcomed and everyone is ready to share their own piece of culture.
Places visited
Gori
Gori is located 76 kilometres (47 mi) west of Georgia's capital Tbilisi, at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Greater Liakhvi, 588 metres (1,929 ft) above sea level. The climate is transitional from moderately warm steppe to moderately humid. Summer is usually hot
Mtskheta
Mtskheta (Georgian: მცხეთა), one of the oldest cities of the country of Georgia (in Kartli province of Eastern Georgia), is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. The city (population 19,423 as of January 1, 2008) is now the administrative centre of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Martvili
The word “Martvili” is Greek and in Georgian means the martyr. The original name of the city was Chkondidi. In the first half of VII century, a church of the martvili’s was built here called Martvili Church of Chkondidi. In X century the Epicopal cathedral of Chkondidi was established.
In late Middle Ages the church became of Mother of God an Martvili remained only as a name of the settlement( confirmed from 1640s). Here lived and worked famous men of letters such as: Stefane sananoisdze (Xc.) Giorgi an Ioane Chkondideli, Ioane the Hrtmit (XI c.), Giorgi Chkondideli-head of men of letters (XI-XII cc) Romanoz the Hermit (XIX c). The collection of manuscripts is kept in the Institute of Manuscripts. The architectural plan of the Martvili temple is very similar to the plan of Mtskheta Jvari, but does not repeat it. In X century, in times of the king of Abkhazia Giorgi II the church was thoroughly modified. Next to the temple there is a small two-floor church (X c). It is known also an engraved cross of XI century of Matvili temple, performed by the deacon Ivane.
Uplistsikhe
It is a caved city, one of the ancient settlements and municipal centers in the Caucasus. In written sources first time it’s mentioned from VII century . In Uflistsikhe an in its environments thee is reserved a group archeological and architectural monuments, the oldest from which belongs to the culture of Mtkvari-Araksi ( IV millennium B.C.). There ara several caved complexes of the middle Ages; better reserved is an inner city ( total area of 4 hectares. In the southern side, towards Mtkvari there was a big tunnel passing through the rock.
The caves are located in separate groups. At the place of the remnants of the city there is a trefoil basilica of IX-X centuries built with bricks. The strategic importance of Upistsikhe ended in period of Mongol invasions (th first half of XIII century).
Batumi
Batumi is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara. Sometimes considered Georgia's second capital, it serves as an important port and a commercial center. It is situated in a subtropical zone, most of its economy revolves around tourism.