Les Oasis des pigistes de Tbilissi

Les Oasis des pigistes de Tbilissi

Les Oasis des pigistes de Tbilissi

Depuis que je suis arrivé ici en 2013, j’ai remarqué de plus en plus des gens qui viennent à Tbilissi non seulement pour expérimenter la version géorgienne de “hakuna matata”, mais aussi pour travailler et créer. Bien sûr, une chambre d’hôtel ou un appartement airbnb n’est pas toujours l’endroit le plus inspirant, donc les questions sur les endroits pratiques pour les pigistes ont commencé à apparaître plus souvent. Comme vous pouvez le deviner, je travaille également durant mes week-ends, passant mon temps avec des ordinateurs portables et des bloc-notes dans divers endroits autour de Tbilissi, buvant des dizaines de tasses

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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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Where to breathe in Tbilisi?

Where to breathe in Tbilisi?

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

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6 Thrilling Places to Enjoy Wine in Tbilisi

6 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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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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