As a person who already knows something about the Georgian tourism, I can tell you for sure that most people usually travel here for our great food, for affordable natural wine accompanied by Borjomi water afterwards, for this weird mixture of old and new, and for the Black Sea. Then, maybe, there are mountains and couple of important churches in the list. To me, it is SO SAD! Without a doubt: milky cheeses, variety of fruits and herbs, flavorous spices and fresh hot khachapuri can make you hungry even as you read about them. Seaside is also good, especially in Gonio
As I came to Georgia in 2012, wearing local designers seemed to me not a big fashion, but rather a support of a friend who owns an atelier. The Georgians cherish friendships, so there were always people who wore something made here. There were always Avtandil, Anouki, Tamuna Ingorokva, Aleksander Akhalkatsishvili and another dozens of names, but the market seemed pretty small and segmented. Recent Tbilisi Fashion Week in October 2016 made me quite proud. I had this weird tickling and warm feeling of seeing the future. Even though the opening featured fantastic old dresses of Nino Ramishvili, the founder
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?
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!
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!
I keep on talking about things you should know about Georgia before traveling to here. Even if you love spontaneity, better read something in advance. In the first part I explained some basic things about the transport system in bigger Georgian towns and getting from point ა to point ბ. Now it’s time to speak up about some other issues that matter.
As I moved to Tbilisi in 2013, I was always wondering how my friends were able to eat in international restaurants of Tbilisi. Seriously, having such a great national cuisine, how dare you!.. That’s what I was saying. Now, in September 2015, I gonna share with you some addresses, where you can get delicious food from different corners of our big world. Sorry, khinkali, but everyone needs a break from time to time. All the recommendations are based on my experience and taste only. Still wondering what is good for a 25 y.o. vegetarian? Follow me then.
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
Those who have been to Georgia already, should check the list, and if some things are missing, just come and see or experience them. And if you have never been here – don’t miss your chance to be inspired!
I’ve been thinking to start this series of interviews since a long time, having met so many inspiring people who had chances to live anywhere else, but decided to settle in Georgia, and facing this question myself at least on weekly basis. Sometimes both locals and non-local don’t simply understand: WHY GEORGIA? Here is the first answer from Eric Binder, an American who settled in Tbilisi around 8 years ago, grew his children and his small tasty business here. We met at “Ronny’s Pizza” in Vake, the prestigious part of Tbilisi. I arranged the meeting through our common friend Archi, but