Living in Georgia

I have been living in Republic of Georgia, an amazing country, located in Southern Caucasus, since April 2011. In this section you will find articles, illustrated with rich photo materials and insider stories, from my experience during a stay here. See my Georgia travel guide: All About Georgia

How To Transfer USD to GEL (and...

In March 2020, GEL/USD exchange rates dropped to 1 USD = GEL 3.4 (I still remember days, when rates were 1 USD, equaled 1.74 GEL). Most of the...

Snowy day in Tbilisi

On the morning of March 17, 2020, snow surprised us here in Tbilisi. While sipping morning coffee I decided to grab a camera and take a few shots for the...

Georgia Projected GDP Forecast...

Wow, time flies, it has been already 5 years since I last time reviewed Georgia's GDP growth rates, back in 2013 I come up with a simple article: Georgia...

IWA Christmas Charity Fair Tbilisi...

Annual Winter Fair (Christmas charity fair) was held at Tbilisi's Radisson Blue Hotel on December 1, 2018 For many expats in Georgia, it has been...

Rainy Day in Tbilisi

Less than a month ago, we changed apartment in Tbilisi and got one with really cool views towards mount Mtatsminda. I've been playing with a tripod a camera...

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018, was celebrated on Wednesday, October 31. This was our first Halloween together with our newborn baby and we made some really cool...

Tbilisi by day (New Apartment...

It has been already more than 10 days since we have moved into our new Tbilisi apartment. For today's article in the series Living in Georgia,  I just...

Tbilisi Office 2.0.

In October 2018, we changed not only apartments but also offices as well. In short, we moved from Agmanashabeli avenue to Vake district in Tbilisi. There is...

Tbilisi by night (New apartment...

It has been a while since I last time did a night photography (one of my favorite photography techniques). The thing is, recently we moved in to a new...

Actual Price Index at Tbilisi...

Three years ago I launched a fun project - Actual Price Index at Tbilisi market, just to document price movements for veggies and fruits in the market,...

Rent a Car in Tbilisi, Georgia (...

According to DiscoverCarHire.com the average car rental price in Tbilisi is $75/ per day, with cars being taken for rent on average for six days....

Buying a Vineyard in Georgia

The other day a blog reader asked me about purchasing a vineyard in the Republic of Georgia. I do feel flattered being honored as an expert in such topics...

About Setting Up Virtual Trade...

A couple of years ago (in 2012) I met an American entrepreneur John Keogh here in Georgia. Back in these days, office coworking spaces were kind of popular and...

Remote and Abandoned Hipster Party...

It was on a hazy Saturday morning in early January of 2018, we decided to go and visit our favorite hiking trails in Tbilisi, those ones located near Turtle...

Works of Georgian Painter Nino...

Nino is a friend, we have been in friends with Nino for about a year. We actually met her as a cat sitter during our 10 days trip to New York City...

Buying Graphic Cards (GPU) and...

It should be noted that buying GPU's in Tbilisi is not a very cost-effective option, better use Amazon.com and service like usa2georgia.com to deliver your...

Christmas Charity Fair Tbilisi 2017

Annual Winter Fair (Christmas charity fair) was held in Tbilisi's Radisson Blue Hotel on December 2, 2017 It has been a tradition for us while living...

Explore Georgia with Audio Guide...

The other day I was contacted by Nikoloz owner and founder of Audio Guide Georgia project  - Nikolaz wanted to get the word out about this...

About Getting Residence Permit and...

Recently I was contacted by a blog reader asking about how to get a permanent residence status in Georgia, after buying an apartment in Tbilisi. I...

Audio & Video Transcription...

Caucasus Translations is a professional translation and localization agency located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The leader in the translation and...

Renting an Office in Tbilisi

Just google it - rent an office in Tbilisi, or office for rent in Tbilisi and you will be mesmerized with zillions of search results. In today's Living in...

An Insight to Beauty of Imereti (...

Georgia can be divided in Eastern and Western parts that differ from each other in terms of climate, traditions, cuisine, landscape and even population’s...

A few tips for solo female...

Throughout its vibrant history Georgia has earned a reputation of a ‘Country of Contrasts and Contradictions” where ‘yes’ means ‘no’ and ‘red’ means ‘white...

Explore Soviet Architecture In...

Despite being an independent Europe-oriented country Georgia nowadays represents a big merge of its Soviet past and intervened modern architecture. Some...

Mtirala National Park or The Green...

We are used to seeing stunning nature beauty and emerald green forests on documentaries and National Geographic Channel as if keeping in mind that deep forests...

Camping in Borjomi-Kharagauli...

Mountains mesmerize. Mountains make you stronger. Mountains are irreplaceable. Georgia’s natural treasure in the face of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park...

About Organic Food in Tbilisi and...

Caucasian region is the motherland of various dishes that include meat. Georgians even say that real men must eat meat at least once a day as if only meat...

How To Order Goodies From US to...

For those of you looking to ship goodies, like electronics, clothing, perfume e.t.c. from online stores located in the United States to Georgia, there is...

Launching Concierge service in...

Here comes a brief update on my tourism activities in Georgia, after successfully implemented organized tours in Georgia service, I've decided to push to the...

Cost of living in Batumi, Georgia

In the article 5 reasons why Batumi is better than Moscow (or other big city) I specified the low cost of living as the first reason why I moved from Moscow to...