Things You Have To Consider Before Going To Israel

So after one week in the Holy Land I am back. Pleasantly tired and feeling a bit more confident, I’m getting used to +10 and wind instead of +25 and sun, and to the domination of one religious branch instead of many. In Israel I stayed in the families of my good friends that gave me an incredible experience of real life, and also managed to take some independent steps around the country. This all will result in a short list of tips. The rest – amazing food, incredible nature and overwhelming cultural life – is the subject to a separate blog post to be written asap.

So you are packing to Israel. What you should consider before your plane departs to this paradise?dsc_6951

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Autumn in Tusheti: photo gallery

Tusheti is sometimes indescribable. So I decided to make a huge gallery and let you enjoy it, be a bit jealous and visit this wild beauty next year!

Hardcore free Kakheti: how to survive a trip to the winemaking region

As I discussed the recent trip around Kakheti with my friend Levan, who was about to host four Poles, I was afraid that there would be too much drinking. Kakheti is the main winemaking region of Georgia, wineries are on every step, and if you travel there with a driver, your chances to finish you day being drunk and happy are very high.

Though in the end it was planned it in a cool way, which allows the guests to see things and have some time for themselves. So if you travel around Kakheti with a car for two days, you will be able to see and experience all sides of the non-highland part.

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About Svaneti, waterfalls and simple pleasures

Maybe it doesn’t fit into the format of travel blog with top-whatever-things-to-eat-to-do-not-to-do, but…

…guys, I am in the hammock under the walnut tree, Ushba is looking at me, that twin peak, which in my head is still someone mythological, someone from old legends, from mum’s bedtime stories, even though the mum who shared the stories was not mine, but my friend’s. But she was the one who knew it all better than anyone else, because Svaneti was in her blood.

…after months of hard work (actually at two full-time jobs, even though it sounds like I used a Timeturner) I can afford myself exchange glances with mighty, deadly serious Ushba and not to do anything else. No cloud is seen next to its peaks, so crystal clear is my head; wind is playing with tree leaves, river Dolra is growling in some 200 meters from me, in 200 steps barefoot on the grass.DSC_5293I am in the Svan commune Becho. On vacation. Officially admitting my inner refusal of all-inclusive kinds of leisure, because as I think of something like this, my feet start itching and calling me to go face some adventures. Continue reading About Svaneti, waterfalls and simple pleasures

Landing in Kutaisi: what’s next?

In September 2016 WizzAir launches new connections between Georgia and Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece.  With full understanding, that the newcomers might be confused with what Georgia actually is, I am going to give you a couple of tips, where to go and what to see, if you travel with WizzAir to Kutaisi airport.

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Cook like a Georgian: Tender Gebzhalia

As I explained you a while ago, one restaurant from Tbilisi with great regional cuisine invited me to meet their cooks after they have found my positive review. So I went to learn things, and I hope I did! In the previous post I was talking with you about elarji, corn flour polenta with cheese. And now it’s turn of gebzhalia, another cheesy thing which makes Megrelian cuisine so good!

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Tusheti: magic of mountains and slippery roads

Couple of years ago BBC hast listed the roads of Tusheti among the most dangerous and hence the most fascinating ones. This triggered the interest of both international and domestic travelers to this remote mountainous region, which is now inhabited in basically in summertime only. Just several families stay for winter in Kvemo Omalo, and 1 or 2 people spend 7 months of cold in Dartlo and Shenako. The rest is involved in shepherding or maintains guesthouses from June till late September. Then the snow falls and the road is closed.

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A brief acquaintance with Kazakhstan: what to expect?

For the second time I return from Kazakhstan full of thoughts, which are hardly transferable to a text. The country is definitely unusual. Huge. Different. I haven’t seen too much, but on the other hand, how many of you have been to Kazakhstan at all? So I will share my ideas, and who knows – maybe you’ll get inspired for a visit!

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