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

List of Georgian laboratories offering to make a test (Paid) to diagnose COVID-19
Colin (form a parent's group here in Tbilisi) shared a link to the spreadsheet containing a list of Georgian laboratories offering to make a test to...
Expats in Georgia (Facebook group)
I have been living in Georgia since 2011. During my time here I have been exploring the country, as an Indie traveler, crosswise from the...
Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi
Eat for fit is my favorite healthy food home delivery service here in Tbilisi. Recently these loss-weight / dietary food delivery companies have...
How To Transfer USD to GEL (and many other currencies) Using TransferWise
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 2019 - 2023
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 2018
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 Version)
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 version)
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 Market - October 2018
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 (Prices, Rentals & Locations)
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 Zone in Georgia (And Free Industrial Zones)
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 Place with Great views of Tbilisi (Hiking near Turtle Lake)
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 Jikia
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 Computer Parts in Tbilisi, Georgia
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 - AudioGuideGeorgia.com
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 Residence Card in Georgia
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 Service by Caucasus Translations
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)
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 travelers coming to Georgia
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 Modern Tbilisi
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 Canvas of the Crying Mountain
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 National Park
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 Georgia
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...