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

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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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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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Extend your business trip: 6 Spa hotels to try in Georgia

Extend your business trip: 6 Spa hotels to try in Georgia

Usually while gathering ideas for a vacation in Georgia, people rather think of mountains, hiking, trekking and maybe Georgian wine. It is all true, but actually there are some little spa gems hidden between green mountains and picturesque lakes. Doesn’t matter, if your trip to Georgia is for business or leisure: you should definitely find at least one day for discovering one of those places! Actually, the most known spa region in Georgia is Borjomi, a small town in the Southern part of the country, rich on mineral and thermal springs. Borjomi water is one of the main export items;

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A post for dear Belarussians: my Minsk impressions and tips about Georgia

A post for dear Belarussians: my Minsk impressions and tips about Georgia

A trip to Minsk to 34MediaDay appeared to be quite enlightening for me. Even though I am a frequent traveler and try not to let the stereotype squeeze into my mind, there was something to discover for me. And something to apologize for. I really felt like apologizing for not understanding how close the Belarussians are to me and all Ukrainians. It was so worth going there, and I want to come back. You know why? 

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Gastronomic secrets of Tbilisi: a delicious route through the capital

Gastronomic secrets of Tbilisi: a delicious route through the capital

In 2016 I had the opportunity to cooperate with the Israeli channel TV2 – they asked me to help them with special dishes that are certainly worth a try, once you travel to Tbilisi. My list was quite long, and not all of my favourite dishes and restaurants were included in the program in the end, so I decided to share my tips here. Forgive me, my meat loving friends, but the food I am talking about is totally non-meaty. However, I’m sure you won’t regret following some of my tips. Let’s go explore the culinary scene of Tbilisi!

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Authentic Tbilisi: How Much is the Bath

Authentic Tbilisi: How Much is the Bath

Autumn has finally arrived to Tbilisi. End of October is the right time to feel the temperature decrease up to scary +12 or even frightening +10 Celsius, to see some rain and fog behind the window… But what if you’re a tourist with just a day or two to see everything? Do you feel like sitting in a hotel or apartment? No? My usual recommendations (in case there are no festivals or concerts in the city) are: Museum of Soviet Occupation and National Gallery (I like them myself), Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Arts, Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Kakha Bakuradze Movement Theater or Pantomime Theater. Finding veritas in vino

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Этнографический музей и Черепашье озеро: оазисы в Тбилиси

Этнографический музей и Черепашье озеро: оазисы в Тбилиси

Всем привет! Погода в Тбилиси временно хмурая, но если верить прогнозам, остаток октября и ноябрь будут теплыми и довольно солнечными, а значит – можно будет ходить на прогулки. Одним из хороших вариантов провести время на свежем воздухе, не выезжая из Тбилиси, я считаю поход на Кус Тба (Черепашье озеро) и в этнографический музей Тбилиси поблизости от него. Места-то эти мне нравятся, но времени написать о них хоть пару строк у меня не находилось совсем. Зато моя мама, которая прожила в Тбилиси год, внезапно решилась на гостевой пост об озере и музее, за что ей огромное спасибо! Помимо этого предлагаю вам посмотреть

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Понаехала и укоренилась: Один день из жизни в Тбилиси

Понаехала и укоренилась: Один день из жизни в Тбилиси

Когда мой блог еще жил на livejournal, я частенько копалась в сообществе “Один мой день” – было интересно смотреть, как и чем живут люди в дальних и не очень уголках планеты. И сама, переезжая по разным странам, старалась делать такое в дневнике, подсознательно докладывая маме, папе и всем интересующимся, как выглядит моя рутина… Недавно поняла, что с момента переезда в Тбилиси, то есть, с ноября 2013, ничего такого не постила, и многие мои знакомые и друзья до сих пор не очень понимают, что я здесь делаю – кроме того, что вечно где-то езжу и пробую всякое вино. Нет, друзья, я не дегустатор

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Мачете: Мы обняли Тбилиси, и он обнял нас в ответ

Мачете: Мы обняли Тбилиси, и он обнял нас в ответ

Не так давно Грузию посетил известный украинский музыкант Ярослав Малый, лидер групп “Tokio” и Machete. Для начала он выступил в Тбилиси на вечеринке, которая собрала успешных людей из десяти стран, а затем встретился со мной как представителем Georgia and Travel в Степанцминде. В обрамлении потрясающего пейзажа, под внимательным взглядом горы Казбек разговор с Ярославом и его супругой Рахель получился очень теплым и приятным.

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