Intent has always been the heart of the Duende creation and experience. From camping on the land for a year before imagining what this project may become to working hand in hand with the local village, we choose everyday to embody love + commUNITY for what we do and in how we serve all.
Leaving our families and cultures behind to embrace the Georgian way has often been a confusing and challenging road. Like nature, our relationship with this land has gone through many cycles, judgements, limiting beliefs, and healing.
… and I am located in Georgia (the country).
I am a medium-small town in the Kakheti region. I am closely located to the Azerbaijan border, certainly making it a great stop if you’re planning to visit Georgia’s neighboring country. A long time ago, I was an important monastery in Hereti region. Have you ever heard of the Republic of Hereti? I was a medieval monarchy on the Iberian-Albanian frontier, but most of my history disappeared from public records by 1466. My name became Lagodekhi in 1830.