15 GEORGIAN WORDS TO LEARN TILL THE END OF 2017

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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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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The Anatomy of Kakhetian Supra at Vakirelebi

The Anatomy of Kakhetian Supra at 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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5 silly questions about Georgian wines

5 silly questions about Georgian wines

The closer harvest time is, the happier I am about that old wise decision to move to Georgia. I have to admit: my love to wine is very difficult to hide, and I am really anticipating this beautiful season, as grapes will be squeezed, put to qvevris (special clay amphoras) and then under the ground, and fresh churchkhela will be sold for hilarious price at every corner. The air will become cooler and clearer, it’s gonna be so pleasant to sit in one of old city wineries with a glass of something straw-coloured, amber or ruby red, something fruity, berry or citrus

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#lifehack_Georgia: how to survive bad weather during your holidays

#lifehack_Georgia: how to survive bad weather during your holidays

Of course I would love to have amazing weather 365/365 a year, but Georgia is way too diverse, and the weather in its different regions can significantly differ. If you happened to travel here and wake up to a rain or cold day, don’t be upset. This situation can also bring you positive emotions. The most obvious option is to check weather forecast and go to any place, where it is sunnier or dryer. One-day trips from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Telavi, Kvareli, Sighnaghi and Batumi are possible. If you are in a small town or village in the nature – Mestia,

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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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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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#lifehack_Georgia: Landing in Kutaisi: what’s next?

#lifehack_Georgia: Landing in Kutaisi: what’s next?

In September 2016 WizzAir launched new connections between Georgia and Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece.  With full understanding, that the newcomers might be confused with what Georgia actually is, I am going to give you a couple of tips, where to go and what to see, if you travel with WizzAir to Kutaisi airport.

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