Little boy in Ushguli village (Svaneti, Georgia) feeds baby goat with milk. Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Asia Minor. Compared to somewhat more developed towns like Mestia, Ushguli has been "saved" by its particularly inaccessible location, which helped preserve the villages' timeless feel. Ushguli is located at an altitude of 2,100 metres near the foot of Shkhara, one of the highest summits of the Greater Caucasus mountains. About 70 families (about 200 people) live in the area, enough to support a small school. The area is snow-covered for 6 months of the year, and often the road to Mestia is impassable.