5 Thrilling Places to Enjoy Wine in Tbilisi

5 Thrilling Places to Enjoy Wine in Tbilisi

5 Thrilling Places to Enjoy Wine in Tbilisi

Once my mum asked me what I was doing, and I sent her a snapshot of me sitting in the newly opened wine bar in Kutaisi with a glass of Krakhuna (crispy local white wine) in front of me. “Does your hand ever rest from holding a glass?”, mum joked, but the joke had a taste of homemade Tsolikouri: it was straight, honest and not very clear at the same time. But what can I do? That was her and my dad who took me to my first tastings in Ukraine, and now, as I live in Georgia, level of

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Georgia Beyond the Popular Routes, v.1: German Heritage + Georgian Whiskey

Georgia Beyond the Popular Routes, v.1: German Heritage + Georgian Whiskey

When I started this website years ago, the articles about Tbilisi backstreets, prices for sulfur baths, or trips to Batumi were quite a rare thing. Now, as I’m hunting the content for the official facebook page of Georgia’s tourism, I stumble upon zillions of articles from world famous and little regional media that tell about (oh wow!) walks in Old Tbilisi or bicycle lanes of Batumi. So, my friends, if you are still reading it, you’re going to encounter a couple of places that you might have never heard about. Or at least, they were not in your list of

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A short break in Tbilisi: Where to stay, eat, party and recover

A short break in Tbilisi: Where to stay, eat, party and recover

One nice Thursday afternoon in winter 2016 I went to one of the new coffee shops to check out their winter menu. You might not understand the peculiarity of the situation, but Tbilisi  still was a city that mostly drinks Turkish coffee (which I also like), had instant coffee listed in the menus of quite an amount of restaurants and didn’t care what was beyond cappuccino and latte. And here we had a winter menu of a coffee shop. Being rather a black coffee person, I was still curious to taste those new Russian-style raf and Australian-style flat white, that have never

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Writing a Guide to the Cradle of Wine: my sober story

Writing a Guide to the Cradle of Wine: my sober story

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Quick googling showed that around 80% of people would say yes to this. It looks like a great thing to do: become famous, an opinion leader, earn a fortune, sign hundreds and thousands of copies, be admired and respected… Now, as the travel guide to the wine regions of Georgia by Miquel Hudin and me is already one month old, I want to share my experience and emotions of becoming an author. If you are here, you might know my story, right? A Ukrainian who worked as a sports journalist in Ukraine

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Which Georgian food are you? Complete the test!

Summer is the time when we all are too lazy to read (though, I am writing quite a lot, be ready). Meanwhile, I decided to make a little test to entertain you a bit. Curious to know which Georgian dish you are? Let’s discover… And if you ever wondered, where to eat well in Georgia, I have some blog posts for you: Breakfast in Tbilisi Delicious route around Tbilisi Real Kakhetian supra International food in Tbilisi Where to eat and party in Tbilisi Places in Batumi Have a great trip and have fun! Don’t forget to share which dish you

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GPS-ing around Tbilisi is becoming easier

GPS-ing around Tbilisi is becoming easier

The more tips I give, the more feedback I get from the travelers. Wanted to use the chance to say thank you to all of you who come and check the website! Hope that some pieces of advice made your trip to Georgia easier 🙂 Though, some people asked me, if there are any offline tips or GPS maps to Georgia or Tbilisi that one can use to find really good places, the picks from locals. As you might know, I am a part of some projects, where it is possible to download the offline version. And I have good news

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Freelancers’ oases of Tbilisi

Freelancers’ oases of Tbilisi

Since I moved here in 2013, I notice more and more people who come to Tbilisi not just to experience the Georgian version of “hakuna matata”-lifestyle, but also to work and create. Of course, a hotel room or an airbnb flat is not always the most inspiring place, so the questions about convenient spots for freelancers started to pop up more often. As you might guess, I also work on my official weekends, spending my time with laptop and notepads in various locations all around Tbilisi, drinking dozens of cups of coffee and tea, and making up a list of

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Anatomie der Supra in Kachetien bei Vakirelebi

Anatomie der Supra in Kachetien bei Vakirelebi

Georgia is so small that many people are unaware of the fact that the regions of the country are quite different from each other. So is the typical cuisine of those regions. It is totally understandable that people might know know it. But would you order a Wiener wurst in Hamburg or have a pasta napolitana in Milano? My post about traditional Kakhetian table is for those who made That Face like “how comes you just said that!” right now 🙂

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Holidays in Georgia: Expectations vs. Reality

Holidays in Georgia: Expectations vs. Reality

Dear friends, it’s been a while! After dozens of hours in the airports, buses and exhibition halls and endless talking to thousands people, I have a chance to quietly stick to my keyboard and help some of your plan your trip to Georgia. April is giving me two business trips to Baku and Almaty again, in order to represent Georgian tourism there, so I suppose that the next article will appear not very soon. But the time to plan holidays in Georgia is now! It is always a now, as the country is losing its seasonality. Though, spring and autumn are

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Ihr seid in Kutaisi. Was muss man dort erleben?

Ihr seid in Kutaisi. Was muss man dort erleben?

Im September 2016 startete WizzAir neue Verbindungen zwischen Georgien und Italien, Deutschland, Zypern, Bulgarien und Griechenland. Mit vollem Verständnis, dass Georgien als Reiseziel noch relativ unbekannt ist, werde ich ganz gerne ein paar Tipps für diejenigen geben, die mit WizzAir nach Kutaisi fliegen.

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