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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Must See Places in Mestia

Must See Places in Mestia

As I have already mentioned in the previous article about winter in Svaneti, the cultural heritage of the region is incredibly deep and rich. But don’t expect the Belvedere and Tate level of culture there – the Svan masterpieces are carrying something opposite inside. Something very old, wild, pagan… and at the same time, closely connected to the Christianity. If you understand how remote Svaneti is, how tough the local life is, especially in winter, you will be deeply surprised by the level of skillfulness of the frescoes, painting and jewelry made by Svans. Among the Georgians, they are considered

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Winter in Svaneti – Ski Resorts and More

Winter in Svaneti – Ski Resorts and More

Svaneti region is not that “oh wow, it’s so far!” anymore. The regular flights (6 times a week from Tbilisi, 2 times a week from Kutaisi) made it closer, and the road from Zugdidi to Mestia is not that scary, as it used to be before its renovation. I went there in December to see the preparations to the winter season which usually lasts till the end of April, even though in 2017, several fantastically crazy people have skied on Tetnuldi mountain on the 10th of June. Wanted to tell you more about the winter holidays in Svaneti. I am

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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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FAQ Georgia: transport issues in details

FAQ Georgia: transport issues in details

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

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Late Latte: Breakfast culture in Tbilisi

Late Latte: Breakfast culture in Tbilisi

Dear friends, it’s been a while since I shared my Tbilisi tips for the last time! Apologies, apologies. Had some tours to conduct, tasks to complete and holidays to celebrate 🙂 Now a question. Do you know what unites people from Eastern and Western cultures, as they arrive to Tbilisi as tourists? You will never guess. It is a breakfast issue. For many travelers it is just weird that coffeeshops and cafes may start working at 10 or 11 and serve breakfast this late. “Where can I have my coffee and pastry at 8-9 AM?” – that’s what I hear from people who

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Tbilissi City Break avec tous les détails

Tbilissi City Break avec tous les détails

Les gens viennent en Géorgie et à Tbilissi et veulent en tirer le maximum. J’ai écrit des tripes de 2-3 jours à Tbilissi et à plusieurs reprises pour de nombreux médias. Maintenant, encore une fois, je pense qu’il est temps de vous donner un bref aperçu de mes endroits préférés, ceux que je peux vraiment recommander. Alors vous avez acheté votre billet et cherchez l’endroit où séjourner? À Tbilissi, il y a plusieurs nouvelles auberges et hôtels, qui sont bien, confortables et bien situés.

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Un voyage de deux jours à Kakheti, Géorgie

Un voyage de deux jours à Kakheti, Géorgie

En discutant du récent voyage autour de Kakhétie avec mon ami Levan, qui était sur le point d’accueillir quatre Polonais, j’avais peur qu’il y ait trop de boisson. Kakheti est la principale région vinicole de la Géorgie, les vignobles sont à chaque étape, et si vous voyagez avec un chauffeur, vos chances de finir votre journée étant saoul et heureux sont très élevés. Bien qu’à la fin, il a été planifié d’une manière cool, ce qui permet aux invités de voir les choses et d’avoir du temps pour eux-mêmes. Donc, si vous voyagez autour de Kakheti avec une voiture pendant

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15 GEORGIAN WORDS TO LEARN TILL THE END OF 2017

15 GEORGIAN WORDS TO LEARN TILL THE END OF 2017

Recently at least three people asked me about the tips how to learn the Georgian language. Being very sincere, I’ve never learned it properly: having thrown myself into the local life, I had to start reading and writing, and if I didn’t understand some grammatical issues, a great professor of linguistics, Tako Mghebrishvili, was there to help. The language is very old and quite complicated. Even if you are not staying here forever, during your trip around the country you might learn some basic words such as “gamarjoba” for “hello” and “madloba” for “thank you”. I decided to teach you some seasonal

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Vacances en Géorgie: Attentes vs. Réalité

Vacances en Géorgie: Attentes vs. Réalité

Le temps de planifier des vacances en Géorgie est maintenant! C’est toujours un moment présent, car le pays perd sa saisonnalité. Bien que, le printemps et l’automne sont mes saisons préférées ici: ils sont chauds, ensoleillés, fructueux et très colorés. J’espère que vous les apprécierez aussi! Pendant les salons de voyages auxquels j’ai assisté, beaucoup de gens me posaient des questions très élémentaires. Cela m’a fait comprendre que je devrais expliquer les choses évidentes plusieurs fois:

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