We made a second trip to Lahic this weekend to see what's going on. Since it's a tiny village of stone houses in the mountains up near the Dagestani border, the answer was, as we expected, "not much." But it's a charming place and it was a beautiful drive. The fields are green and wildflowers in bloom.
Lahic is known for its coppermakers, old mosque and unique Caucasian culture. We sat in a tea garden playing the game of "we could live here if...." We also wondered just how much this place had changed in the last decade since the end of the Soviet Union. We decided that the street scenes in front of us probably didn't look that different than scenes from the 70's or 80's. Maybe even farther back than that.