All about Georgia

After living in Georgia as an expat for more than five years and exploring country, as an Indie traveler, crosswise from the pebbled seashore beaches near Batumi to the desert sand in David Gareji I have gathered a great collection of my travel notes all across Georgia

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Martkopi monastery Martkopi monastery complex is located some 30km from Tbilisi, Georgia. I first visited it at the end of February 2017 with one goal - to make a stunning photography, as I've seen some really nice shoots from this place...
The Chronicle of Georgia, Monument Near Tbilisi Sea The Chronicle of Georgia, also called History Memorial of Georgia is one of the hidden gems of Tbilisi. Not at all a popular tourist spot, but definitely one of the impressive sites I have discovered lately....
Norio Village Norio village is located in Gardabani district some 50 km from Gardabani and 25 km from nations capital Tbilisi. My travels took me to Norio village at the end of February 2017, when we decided to make a...
Restaurant at Best Western's Tbilisi Art Hotel This article is about restaurants review at Best Western's Tbilisi Art hotel located on Apakidze street 11 (behind the sports palace) We visited this place on a Valentine's day 2017, ordered some basics, like Caesars...
House of Madatovi - Tbilisi Restaurant House of Madatovi is a really lovely Georgian style cuisine restaurant, located on the recently renovated part of David Aghameshabeli avenue. See: New Life for Agmashenebeli avenue, Tbilisi Madatovi restaurant...
Champions Academy Tbilisi Champions Academy in Tbilisi is a gym/ fitness / crossfit training facility, located on a 4-storey building on David Agmanashebeli avenue.  I've enrolled at Champions Academy at the start of February 2017,...
Restaurant Kus Tba (Turtle Lake) in Tbilisi Restaurant Kus Tba is located next to the popular recreational area Turtle lake in Tbilisi, here serves a traditional Georgian cuisine in a touristic sauce.  I have been to this place several times, I cannot tell...
Carpe Diem Cafe Bar in Tbilisi Carpe Diem is a cozy cafe bar in Tbilisi, located between Narikala fortress and Shardeni. Here at Carpe Diem you can try tasty home made burgers and have a herbal tea in pot.  Because of this place been located in...
Former Archaeological Museum Building in Tbilisi Former Archeological Museum Building in Tbilisi is a great example of the Soviet architecture in Georgia. I had a chance to discover this place and explore surrounding area, first time in February 2017, thanks to the...
Restaurant Kala in Tbilisi Restaurant Kala in Tbilisi's Old Town actually is one of the first restaurant I've visited once set my foot on Georgian land back in April 2011.  I have spent countless evenings here, enjoying Georgian red wine,...
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi Located at the base of Kazbek Mountain in Stepantsminda Village, 7 km from the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church, Hotel Kazbegi features a lobby bar with a library (I even got local Georgian Forbes magazine in English...
Cafe at Hotel Mate in Khulo I just love those small roadside cafeterias and cafe at Hotel Mate in Khulo (region of Adjara in Georgia) is just another great discovery.  Hotel Mate is located in the center of Khulo in front of ...
Makhuntseti Arched Bridge The Makhuntseti Arched Bridge is located in the village with same name, in the Keda municipality (region of Adjara in Georgia) on Batumi - Khulo road. The bridge is pretty large and holds together on the...
Makhuntseti Waterfall I was more than sure that the name of this waterfall in Keda municipality (region of Adjara) is Queen Tamar Waterfall, and was surprised latter to learn official name is Makhuntseti Waterfall. No matter of the...
Samikitno Batumi Restaurant Samikitno is a popular restaurant chain across Georgia. We visited this Batumi restaurant in the late evening during our latest trip to the lovely seaside town of Batumi, after discovered that restaurant at hotel we...
Privet iz Batuma Privet iz Batuma, literally meaning Hi from Batumi, if translated from Russian is just another cool cafe located in Georgian seaside resort city Batumi. Despite the name, giving a feeling you will be returned to the...
Georgian Enamel Souvenir Shop in Batumi I tried hard, but couldn't locate precise location or name of this Georgian enamel souvenir shop in Batumi. What I know, most probably it's located on Zviad Gamsakhurdia street in Batumi, in the Goodwill shop ...
Sputnik Hotel in Batumi I now have a new favorite hotel in Batumi - Sputnik hotel.  Surrounded by a garden with tropical plants and trees, this 4-stars Sputnik Hotel & Spa Batumi is nestled in Batumi Hills with a stunning views of...
Chiatura Cable-ways Central Station If you have a chance of visiting remote Georgian city Chiatura, make sure you take a free ride at one of the famous cable ways. Also don't forget to take your camera and make one of the interesting photos you will make...
Katskhi Monastery of Nativity of the Savior Don't be surprised of the name Katskhi, this is a church located some 2km from the famous Katskhi pillar in Georgia. The Katskhi Monastery of Nativity of the Savior, more commonly known as the Katskhi...
Katskhi Pillar The Katskhi pillar is a natural limestone monolith located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. It is...
Samtavisi Cathedral Samtavisi is an eleventh-century Georgian Orthodox cathedral in eastern Georgia, in the region of Shida Kartli, some 45km from the nation’s capital Tbilisi. The cathedral is now one of the...
Bulachauri restaurant Bulachauri restaurant probably is the restaurant I have visited the most - unfortunately I have never paid attention to the name of this place - I always know, that's that restaurant we always take meals when...
Bazaleti Lake in Georgia The Bazaleti Lake is a lake in eastern Georgia some 60 km northwest of the nation's capital Tbilisi and 5 km south of the town of Dusheti. It is used for fish culture,...
Vazha Pshavela House Museum in Chargali Vazha Pshavela house museum in Chargali features objects connected with life and work of well-known Georgian son and poet Vazha-Pshavela (1861-1915). Various publications of poet's works, paintings,...
Ujarma Fortress Meet another cool, thus not very popular tourism object in Georgia - Ujarma Fortress, located some 45 km east from the nation's capital Tbilisi. It's believed than in the second half of the 5th century, famous...
Iosebis Duqani (Joseph's Tavern) near Sasadilo Iosebis Duqani is just another cool roadside cafeteria, located near village of Sasadilo, in Mtskheta-Tianeti region, Georgia.  Often readers of my blog are familiar on my passion on roadside cafeterias, in...
Sioni Water Reservoir (Georgia) I had never been to this area of Georgia before, the lucky day come and I negotiated with our driver to visit town of Tianeti. It was from Tianeti driver suggested us to visit Sioni lake, or more precisely Sioni...
Public Service Hall in Tianeti Georgia is well know of its unique style and design for Public service halls across the country. The most famous probably is the Tbilisi Public service hall (Ups, I don't have a separate article about it yet, but yes,...
Lord Restaurant Review in Tbilisi The Lord restaurant comes as the biggest discovery in my Tbilisi restaurant review series this year, located on the Left embankment of Mtkvari, this place is actually pretty close to our apartment, although...