Living in Georgia

December 06, 2018 40
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 already a tradition to visit this fair year. For me, this was already some sixth or seventh fair (as a visitor), maybe I should start selling...
November 13, 2018 92
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 here ever since. See: Tbilisi by night (New apartment version) and Tbilisi by day (New Apartment Version) Despite my forecast,...
November 03, 2018 21
Halloween 2018, was celebrated on Wednesday, October 31. This was our first Halloween together with our newborn baby and we made some really cool photos and video's in our new Tbilisi apt. But as each year,it's all about carving the pumpkin and having a lot of fun. How To Carve a...
October 31, 2018 96
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 wanted to share some picture with surrounding views towards mount Mtatsminda, TV Tower and other. For the first part, please visit: ...
October 23, 2018 72
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 a little change compared to previous years when trying to find a new office in Tbilisi. Let's say this, this time we got lucky. See: ...
October 21, 2018 97
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 apartment here in Tbilisi, which offers a very fantastic views towards Mtatsminda, TV tower and other.. Back in the night of October 21, 2018 I...
October 05, 2018 136
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, depending on the season. In total I have made two kinds of research for 2015 and 2016, see: Actual Price Index in Tbilisi Market (Georgia...
June 22, 2018 503
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.  Disclosure: this article contains links to discovercarhire.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a reservation...
June 14, 2018 653
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, but in fact, I'm not. Sure I have visited a couple of wineries in Georgia (Château Mukhrani Winery, Wine Tunnel Near Kvareli in...
January 17, 2018 1,276
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 just obliviously popped up also in Georgia. John had a business in Tbilisi, and in his blog (www.upsoni.com) he published some cool...
January 13, 2018 430
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 Lake.  Arriving at the lake with Taxi, see How to Get around in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application), noticing our favorite...
December 23, 2017 134
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 at the end of 2016 She has cat- sitted several more times since then. In case you are looking for cat minder here in Tbilisi -...
December 13, 2017 562
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 goodies to Georgia. But if you are in rush, as I was today, and you are desperate to have a GPU right now, while in Tbilisi - there are...
December 03, 2017 301
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 in Georgia to visit this fair, already since 2011. Here are a few articles from the past: Christmas Charity Winter Fair in Tbilisi 2015,...
November 14, 2017 288
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 app. Although I haven't tested this app personally, the intro I have seen on the website was enough to make me willing share information...
November 07, 2017 2,635
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 decided to come up with a longer answer in a blog format, as I believe I will hear this question more and more, as Georgia is becoming a...
October 31, 2017 166
Caucasus Translations is a professional translation and localization agency located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The leader in the translation and content localization business in Caucasus and Central Asia. Agency employs more than 300 translators across the globe to provide cost-...
October 19, 2017 637
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 Georgia article series, I will share my experience about renting an office space in Tbilisi. In short - it is a pain in the ass. There is...
August 12, 2017 626
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 manners. If West is comparatively green and plain with lots of fast-flowing rivers and lowlands then East is drier and hotter.  You can...
August 11, 2017 3,548
Throughout its vibrant history Georgia has earned a reputation of a ‘Country of Contrasts and Contradictions” where ‘yes’ means ‘no’ and ‘red’ means ‘white’. Being situated in the Caucasian region hospitable Georgians are known for their determination, patriarchy, and deep affection for...
August 09, 2017 462
Despite being an independent Europe-oriented country Georgia nowadays represents a big merge of its Soviet past and intervened modern architecture. Some disapprove this mixture, others clam it to be the pinnacle of the architectural masterpiece but no matter how much you argue there is no definite...
July 29, 2017 188
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 and unknown places must be thousands kilometers away from civilization. Somehow urbanization has created a big wall that separates humans...
July 28, 2017 403
Mountains mesmerize. Mountains make you stronger. Mountains are irreplaceable. Georgia’s natural treasure in the face of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park represents a big portion of protected territories in the country. The area is under government’s protection and the administrative center...
July 26, 2017 793
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 nourishes body with all the needed vitamins and organic elements. It may be just a gossip but you can find it yourself by just looking through...
April 09, 2017 1,938
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 a simple, easy and affordable service - usa2georgia.com I've been using usa2georgia.com for years, ordering items like hinges for my laptop...
April 02, 2017 222
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 new limits and as of the start of April 2017, have re-launched tourgeorgia.eu  - platform listing tour packages in Georgia. Tourgeorgia...
March 24, 2017 2,773
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 Batumi. So let’s have a closer look at this topic. Apartment. The middle price of apartments for 1-2 person (about 50 sq. m., studio with...
March 20, 2017 6,895
This is a guest post by Mrs. Irina Nikolaeva a Russian born expat now living in Georgia's Batumi. As I have received a lot of questions lately on expat advice, I asked Irina to come up with expat advice series on my blog, see her previous articles: About New Year's Holidays in...
March 12, 2017 2,404
This is a guest post by Mrs. Fatima Ali, reader of this blog, who contacted me about possible migration from UAE to Georgia. As lately I've been receiving several such questions and mostly from UAE, after giving some basic advice, I asked Fatima Ali, could she come up with a short article in...
March 02, 2017 1,878
Last 10 years I was living in big cities. That time I moved from a small town in Belarus thinking that I need to live in the city with more people and more opportunities. I started from St. Petersburg. After 5 years in the cultural capital of Russia I decided that 5 million people is not enough...