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After living in Georgia as an expat for more than seven years already 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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Welcome to another post in series of Tbilisi restaurant reviews.Today I will write about a lovely Cafe located on Marjanishvili square in Tbilisi which offers tasty wraps for a budget price. Meet Cafe Discovery.I have been heading to this place for a  years already (It's a good indicator here in Georgia - if...
Welcome to another cycling in Tbilisi post series. Today I will write about our latest cycling route near the Lisi lake, will provide you with a cycling map and plenty of photos I managed to capture here.  During this cycling route, we discovered a few and very interesting places in Tbilisi I had previously barely heard...
The other day during our cycling near Lisi lake in Tbilisi we discovered a few and interesting places, I have already wrapped a blog post about Tbilisi Hippodrome we discovered by accident. By accident we discovered a Tbilisi Dog Shelter as well.  When cycling from Tbilisi Hippodrome back to Lisi lake, my eyes cached an...
After a longer break of my cycling advetures, on a lovely Saturday morning we took our bikes and headed to Lisi Lake. Turned out that just a few hundred meters away from Lisi Lake there is located a place called 'Tbilisi Hippodrom LTD' - At start I was kinda suspicious, because only one for me known Hippodrome in Tbilisi (now...
Welcome to another post in series of Tbilisi restaurant reviews.Today I will write about a Yamato Sushi bar located on Alexander Kazbegi avenue in Tbilisi.As usual we bought a coupon on local Georgian groupon clone style site hotsale.ge.Offer was for around 20 GEL ($10.00 / EUR 9.00) or probably even cheaper and included a...
Welcome to another great Tbilisi restaurant review - today I will write about restaurant Shengen located on Sioni street in the heart of Tbilisi Old Town.The reason I was intrigued to visit this place was simple - I really enjoyed their name - I mean Shengen from Schengen area - it made me smile.To get here - as usual using...
Welcome to another post in Tbilisi restaurant series. Today I will speak about cafe Lagidze Water located at Sameba Cathedral complex.  I had heard previously about Lagidze Water, but I didn't know much about it, just something that it was pretty popular drink during Soviet times (and probably Tsarist...
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, commonly known as Sameba (Trinity in Georgian) probably is among the most known Tbilisi tourist attraction sites and of course it's the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. For me it's always been interesting to look at Sameba from two points of view - it's third...
Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review. Today I will speak about a Cafe Accent. Though they call themselves a cafe - I prefer to use a word restaurant.I believe this place is a new in Tbilisi opened just recently, we found it on local Georgian groupon clone site (hotsale.ge) - we bought a coupon for a steak, wine and a...
Welcome to another series of Tbilisi restaurants, in this post I will speak about a restaurant 'Maspindzelo' located close to Tbilisi Sulphur baths. I first visited this restaurant just back in last summer, my visit here this time here was just a second time. Actually we were heading to another restaurant - a newly opened...
Beit Rachel synagogue is located in Tbilisi Old Town on Leselidze street 28. I first discovered it a few years ago, when accidentally visited an alternative restaurant located just opposite to it. Beit Rachel synagogue is actually located just a few blocks away from Tbilisi Main Synagogue. Though this synagogue is located in...
The other day heading home from Gudauri - I insisted to take a brief stop at Ananuri Castle Complex just to make some pictures of it. As it turns out - I have many times passed it by, either heading to Gudauri or Kazbegi, but just once have visited it,  since my previous visit here was more than 3 years ago, I decided I...
Gudauri is well known as Georgian winter capital thanks to it's skiing infrastructure. But that doesn't mean Gudauri is expensive and those with limited budget can't have fun at Gudauri as well. Turns out - there are a dozen of option to enjoy winter activities absolutly for free. Honeslty speaking I was sursprised and that's...
Hotel Shamo in Gudauri actually is a very cosy guest house located close to Gudauri (in Kumlistsikhe village) not far from ski-lifts.I first stayed at this hotel back in April, 2011, then again at the end of 2011, and finally we stayed here during our recent visit to Gudauri.The default price per person at Hotel Shamo are...
Abanotubani is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Tbilisi. It's famous of its public sulfur baths, and very spectacular views. I believe Tbilisi Sulphur bath district is one of the most iconic Tbilisi sights. Personally I doubt there are many tourists who have not seen Abanotubani (Tbilisi...
Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review post series - today I will speak about Organique Josper Bar/restaurant/steakhouse, located in Tbilisi Old Town. I have previously much heard of this bar/restaurant/steakhouse and have seen plenty of it's ads on local English language newspapers (Georgian Journal,...
I believe one of my most favourite places in Tbilisi is a Turtle Lake (Kus Tba). I have been heading here pretty often, actually just a few weeks ago we did a shorter hiking route heading from Turtle lake to Vake Park. There are pretty many hiking trails around Turtle lake - if you are found of eco-tourism or just like me (us)...
In case you are looking for a veterinary clinic for your pet, I can suggest you Natia Beridze on Nutsubidze street in Tbilisi. Natia is a fantastic person, she just loves animals so you shouldn't be worried that of your pet wont be taken care properly. You (your pet) can get here all possible animal vaccinations, blood tests,...
Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review - today I will speak of a restaurant located in Tbilisi Suburbs in Tskenti.The problem is that I don't know name of this restaurant, today I asked a locals and they told it's called a 'Biz... of something', in Russian they used a word 'Деловой'... well sorry I cannot give you a more...
Kopala Bowling is a bowling centre located in suburbs of Tbilisi, mountainous village Tskneti. This is one of the few places in Tbilisi where to play bowling. The prices here are a little bit expensive, but not too pricey.  As usual for taking photographs I'm using my Samsung phone and using Instagram (then taking them...
Welcome to another Tbilisi "restaurant" review. This time I would like to talk about Public Coffee on Aghmashenebeli avenue (Right next to McDonald's).The reason I enjoy this place - because they have toasts and delicious Cappuccino, It's one of the rare places in Tbilisi, I like to have my morning coffee and breakfasts....
The other day I was contacted on my blog's contact form by locally living foreigner in Georgia originally coming from South Africa. It turned out Afrikaner guy (Johann Kritzinger)  is a manager of South African owned fish farms here in Georgia.  Since I'm open to almost anything new and unknown for me, I asked is it...
Georgia will never end to surprise you (at least - me). Few years ago a major tourist attraction were renovated and opened to public, some would call it a Jewel in the Crown, while others would call it  a Georgian Disneyland (appealing that like in Disney land, everything here is a butaforie). My subjective opinion will...
Back in summer of 2014, we took a 2 day rafting trip, during which we visited Rabati Castle Complex for about an hour. in such short time we hadn't much chance to explore the so called "Jewel in the Crown" - Rabati Castle complex, renovated just couple of years ago, and aimed to become as one of the most popular tourist...
Welcome to another photo review article, this time I will photo-review Hotel Trialeti Palace hotel in Bakuriani.For a prelude - this was my second stay at this hotel during Christmas time second year in a row. You might find interesting my post - White Christmas in Bakuriani.Though, I didn't find a way to book this hotel on...
Welcome to another review of another great Tbilisi Restaurant. Today I'll share my thoughts of one of the hidden treasures I discovered just yesterday - Zakhar Zakharich restaurant.For a prelude: I'm an expat living in Georgia (Tbilisi). You can find some articles covering topic Living in Georgia. I'm huge lover of...
Though I have been living in Georgia for 3 and a half years, I have never talked much about shopping in Georgia or Tbilisi. Starting today I decided to change that. My first recommendation for those who are looking for shopping fun in Tbilisi will be Tbilisi Mall. If I remember correct - it was first opened at the end of 2012...
Fire wok Tbilisi is a small, I would call it a boutique Wok place located on Shalva Dadiani street (close to Liberty square).Here you can have noodles or rice woks for a really democratic prices.Fire Wok TbilisiThere is not much place inside - so if you are planing to take you loved ones to Fire Wok  - it won't be best...
In my childhood there was a time I lived in countryside next to a cattle farm. They had around 100 cows and as for a child in a village were nothing else interesting is happening I spent pretty much time with cows though I never have milked a one. Some time ago in Tbilisi happened Georgian - Latvian business forum were a guy...
This was a great Saturday - our friend took us on a Kakheti drive  - we went to Telavi (they have a great market there), Tsinandali (here is a house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze) and then we went to Royal Batoni near Ilia;s lake close to Kvareli. I decided to capture something from all of it - and in this post you will...