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
After several years in Georgia I noticed that the more integrated I became, the less I remembered how it felt like to prepare my first trip to here. I started forgetting that some readers have never been to Georgia at all, therefore have no idea, what to expect and what to be ready for. I beg your pardon and launch a series of posts about basic tourist things. Georgia is not the most conservative country in the world. Rather vice versa: it is open to visitors. The Georgians, looking sometimes quite grumpy, will treat you with kindness and understanding, if you are lost, tired or hungry. However, like
A bit unexpected title among “top 5 cute breakfast spots”, right? As my main policy is to be honest with my readers, I should admit: it’s impossible to hide the truth about the quality of air in Tbilisi – it is getting worse every year. Back in 2012 it was much more clean, and in 2018 I am frequently asked by my guests, what the heck is going on. I blame it mostly on second-hand cars, the petrol they consume and the amount of cars people buy. I wish my article about the transportation services in Georgia would be wider! But
In winter 2014-2015 I used to make up a list of place where you can warm yourself up with mulled wine / glintwein. Even though there were plenty of wineries all around Old Tbilisi, as I decided to go for a short glintwein check, it appeared that not all of them prepare the drink. Nevertheless, after several walking sessions, one of which made me quite drunk in the end, I offered you a Glintwein Route through the old city. In November 2015, as the weather become a bit unpleasant, I decided to double check my list. Here is the result!
So called Indian summer is a great time for scheduling your wedding or honeymoon. Want to start your official family life in an unforgettable way, experience bright sweet emotional moments together and not to travel the world and the seven seas? Georgia is your best option then. Not just because you can register your marriage 24/7 in so called city of love, Sighnaghi. Love lives in every corner of Georgia, if you look carefully. And you can find a corner for yourself!Photo: Anna Dobrokvalova, Tbilisi Portraits
Three years ago, as I came to Batumi for the first time. I fell in love with the city. The first idea to move to Georgia popped up on the beach of Radisson Blu hotel, between a huge ajaruli khachapuri and farewell walk through the old town with my good friend Sergo.
Here is the story about how passionate Chris Potter’s performance of “Viva Las Vilnius” piece (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSzm1OI-Di8) suddenly made me check out the Wizz Air website, find the tickets for around 70 euro here and back, buy them, and go to the Lithuanian capital. One friend of mine said, I should have traveled to any other place, because Vilnius could be similar to a lot of places I’ve been too, but I don’t regret about my decision at all. There are several reasons…
Writing about my sunny days in Torino while it’s raining in Tbilisi is just perfect. If I were in Piedmont’s capital now, I’d go to Mulassano, order a portion of bicherin to drink it atthe bar counter, and watch people passing by at Piazza Castello…
As promised, I gonna tell you something about German media landscape. Probably not those interesting facts about media market development after 1945, but some peculiar things. Like – they like trolling each other. Here you see a facade of TAZ (Die Tageszeitung) in Berlin. Keeping in mind that f(oes)ellow-colleagues from ideologically different Axel-Springer publishing house are watching this facade daily, the TAZ-people put such a nice composition on the wall:
Well, now it’s the time to tell more about my trip to Hamburg. Being invited to a training by Goethe-Institut, I was prepared for a multifaceted cultural program and a lot of things to learn.