Indie Travel Guides

Let's keep it simple and short. Indie travel guides featured here are crafted collections of cool travel places I have visited. Get some inspiration for your next trip.
Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine Long story short - we had a chance to spend in Kiev couple of hours, during our latest flight Tbilisi - Kiev - New York city, after our flight was delayed for about 10 hours at Kiev's Borispol airport we decided to use these hours by exploring Kiev, instead of waiting at airport's transit area. Out of the airport terminal at...
83 Reasons To Visit Georgia This Year 83 reasons to visit Georgia is a compilation (round up) post from my, more than five years long, experience living in Georgia as an expat and traveling a lot across Georgia. For the record, I still haven't traveled to the two must have destinations in Georgia: Svaneti and Tusheti, I hope to head to these mountainous and hard to reach regions soon...
Top 10 Plovdiv Hotels in Bulgaria For today's article I've decided to take a look on average hotel price in Bulgaria's Plovdiv and also list TOP 10 hotels there based on Booking.com recommendations. Now, just recently I booked my first flight to Sofia (capital of Bulgaria), after that I made some "investigation" what to expect in Bulgaria and crafted an article: Planing a Trip to...
Top 10 Hotels in Sofia (Bulgaria) Just recently I booked my first flight to Sofia (capital of Bulgaria), after that I made some "investigation" what to expect in Bulgaria and crafted an article: Planing a Trip to Bulgaria - Hotels, Car Rental, Things to Do, Places to visit and Let's Buy a House There In that article I talking about many topics, but one of the first I'm looking to have...
7 days in Spain (Region of Andalusia) This post is a round up post from our latest travels to Andalusia, region in Spain in June 2016.  It also has been our second visit to Spain, at the end of 2014 we explored another region here - Catalonia, see My Spain + Andorra Travel Guide Spain definitely is a country worth to visit and explore slowly (region after region). Now, looking back...
3 Day Trip Across Lithuania Traditions should be respected. For the third year in a row I have been celebrating my birthday at one of the former Soviet Union member country's capital city. Year ago, I spent awesome birthday in Tallinn (Estonia) and two years ago in Yerevan, Armenia.  It was planned to visit Minsk (Belarus) for this year, but instead of Minsk, my better part took...
Day Trip to Tianeti in Georgia Tianeti seems is not among the most popular tourism routes in Georgia, I wonder why. Day trips to Tianeti (region of Mtsketa-Mtianeti) are quite possible and really easy doable.  We agreed not to spend Saturday mornings in the search for the best breakfast menu offers among Tbilisi restaurants, but rather spend our free time much valuable...
TOP 15 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Vilnius (Lithuania) There are at least three reasons to visit Vilnius - exploring Old Town, city walks and of course architecture. To make your stay more comfortable in Lithuanian capital city, in this article you will find TOP 15 boutique / luxury hotels in the Old Town of Vilnius. Vilnius together with other Baltic capitals is not an expensive city, here you will find...
5 Days In Georgia Itinerary List - Make Most Of Your Trip For the second time I felt as a real tourist in Georgia, let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the friends of my partner...
Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond) Armenia have been on my travel map since 2014, when I first visited it on day when Visa-Free travel was enabled for European Union pass holders. I arrived from Georgia (the country I have been living since 2011). Since then I have visited Armenia several more times, and all of them have turned out to be just another great trip experience.  See how I...
Georgia - The Most Beautiful Country In The World The other day I was reading an article in which the head of the World Tourism Organization Claimed - Georgia is the most beautiful country in the world. Well, I can ONLY agree with the words from the head of WTO, Mr. Taleb Rifai, and to ad my 50 cents  I have listed 32 places you should visit to make...
Top 20 Tbilisi and Tskneti Restaurants 2016 Welcome to the subjective TOP 20 Tbilisi and Tskneti restaurant list. This is the second annual Tbilisi restaurant top crafted by me, see TOP 20 Tbilisi restaurants for previous year. In this year top I have extended reach by adding two more great restaurants from Tskneti (suburbs of Tbilisi) as lately I really love to visit this...
36 Popular and Unusual Places to Visit in Tbilisi In this article you will find 36 popular and not very well known tourism objects in Tbilisi, Georgia. Those are places I have visited and documented during for the past 5 years, by living as an expatriate in Georgia (mostly in Tbilisi).  Some of the objects are from the Tbilisi TOP 10 list, while others are not very well known and documented in...
16 Things to do in Batumi At the start of March 2016, after about a two year break I once again visited lovely Black Sea resort town - Batumi. I decided to wrap up a simple things to do list, based on my experience in Batumi. Check out complete All about Georgia guide Click on markers to see more info
Short Day Trip to Lithuania (Curonian Spit) At start of May 2016, we went on a short two day trip to Lithuania, we had no goal or destination planned. Just a spontaneous trip idea. Unfortunetly our car broke somewhere in middle of nowhere (Barta- Rucava road) and we had to stay overnight in Liepaja.  Next morning we booked a rental car and our spontaneous trip started. We visited Palanga,...
Tbilisi For Dummies- 10 Places To Visit When Planing Your Trip to Georgian Capital Planing your next trip to the Pearl of Caucasus - Tbilisi? Spending hours researching Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and travel blogs? I'm here to help you, save time on researches and let Georgia to surprise you - after five years spent in this South Caucasus republic I decided to craft list of ten interesting tourist attraction sites...
Independent Travel Guide to Mtskheta Prefer exploring Georgia on your own, you call yourself and indie, even a rough traveler? Then this guide is for you - explore Mtskheta by your own - no tourist groups, just you and your free sprit in one of the most beautiful Georgian towns - Independent Mtskheta Travel guide. The best way to getting to Mtskheta is either by a taxi or marshrutka...
Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia Day trips to region of Kakheti in Georgia are quite possible and I would actually recommend to take one if you have a chance.. I have explored region of Kakheti in different ways (mostly by marshrutka and car). I prefer personal car with a driver. If you feel you are indie or rough traveler you might try marshrukta leaving from Tbilisi. Today...
My Italy Travel Guide This is a round up post listing places from our latest trip to Italy at the end of 2015 / start 2016. The idea to visit Italy born in our Tbilisi apartment's kitchen, when I was preparing another home made pizza, I was flattening pizza dough with rolling pin, when my beloved told me - hey, let's go to Italy. And so we did. After about a month we were...
14 Tallinn Trip Ideas for your next travel to Estonian Capital Are you planing your first trip to Tallinn, trying to figure out what to see, where to go and where to stay overnight? In this guide I have added few cool Tallinn's attractions, shopping venue and really cool restaurants. I spent two days in Tallinn, during Summer of 2015 to celebrate my 30th birthday. In those two days I reviewed 14 places where we...
Planning a trip to Georgia? Here are ideas for a week long travels! Are you planning your visit to Republic of Georgia? Traveling via Kutaisi international airport? Wondering how to make your trip unforgettable? Here are some ideas which might help, if you are planning your trip here for seven days. Actually most of the listed bellow comes from my own travels around Georgia in one week, so it's definitely possible! For...
35 Touristic Places I have Re-Discovered in Republic of Georgia During 2015 As year is coming to the end I decided to take a look back and see how my travels in Republic of Georgia went in 2015. Turns out I have reviewed more than 35 cool tourist attractions in Georgia. Update: I'm offering crafted and tailored Organized tours in Georgia I actually started such flashback back in 2014, take a look how I discovered just...
Best 50 Batumi Hotels in Georgia 2015 ​Batumi is a vibrant destination in Georgia offering a lot, some heads here to enjoy rocky coastline of Black sea, while others head here to ...play casino's. I haven't tried out (yet) any of Batumi casino's, but I believe much of the city's infrastructure is built to attract gamblers. I might be wrong, but Batumi definitely has many casino's. Either...
Need a Cheap Hostel in Tbilisi? Get One Starting $3.5 Per/Night I don't call myself a hostel person, but there were times I used hostels a lot back in my early 20ies,  actually when I first arrived to Tbilisi back in 2011 I stayed exactly at hostel. Hostels are good for couple of reasons - you can meet new friends, but what's important they are cheap. Tbilisi are no expectation when speaking of cheap stay...
Top 44 Best Rated Hotels in Georgia 2015 In this article you will find a list of top 44 preferred hotels in Republic of Georgia in 2015. The idea to create such list for me arrived after I did a full import of Georgia hotels using Booking.com hotels data set into my blog (or should I call it a website now?) Among those 44 hotels there are only 5 star and 4 star hotels listed. I have been...
One Day Trip To Armenia (Lori Province) Just shortly after our return to Georgia, in the first weekend we just couldn't sit back home and do nothing, we were eager for some travels. So we found this lovely offer on Facebook - short one day trip to Armenia for 40 GEL (it's about $17.00) and here we were heading to Armenia. Since this was not our first trip to neighboring republic we...
Top 10 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Tbilisi (Georgia) When it comes down to choosing a hotel in Tbilisi (and Georgia) you are left with two options - to take a cheap hostel (Read: Tbilisi hostels: 15 hostels in Tbilisi for couples) or chose a boutique (call it a luxury, if you prefer). I have been living in Georgia for 6 years already, and most of the time in Tbilisi, since I'm renting an apartment...
20 Best Tbilisi Restaurants & Cafes Reviewed I have been living in Tbilisi for more than 4 years already, during my stay here I have tried perhaps more than hundred restaurants and cafes in Tbilisi. In this post I decided to list my personal best 20 Tbilisi restaurants and cafes. I have visited each of these places, photographed food and made a verdict. Enjoy! For and updated version of 2016 list...
My Germany and The Netherlands Travel Guide Back at the end of April 2015 I made a trip to Keukenhof's Tulip Gardens. This trip started and ended at a remote German airport Frankfurt - Hahn. Although the total time for this trip was just 3 days we traveled a lot. You will find a few landmarks reviewed here, a few restaurant reviews and a few hotel reviews as well.  Click on markers to see more...
16 Places To Visit In Georgia And Tbilisi Four years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land. That happened on April 1st, 2011 - I like this data - it's known Worldwide as a Fool's day. Today I'm celebrating my four years in Georgia. Click here to get hand crafted and individual tour in Georgia #mc_embed_signup{...