Living in Georgia

Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi

June 18, 2020
Eat for fit is my favorite healthy food home delivery service here in Tbilisi. Recently these loss-weight / dietary food delivery companies have started to pop up like mushrooms in the forest after the rain here in Tbilisi. We have tried a dietary menu from Eat for fit twice - and both times the result...

How To Transfer USD to GEL (and many other currencies) Using TransferWise

March 27, 2020
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 banks (if not all) act as market makers or they buy low and sell high. A normal business practice. If GEL/USD value drops to 3.4 GEL for 1 USD, there is no...

Snowy day in Tbilisi

March 21, 2020
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 history.  As it has been a while since my latest update from the Living in Georgia series I found this photo story a great way to illustrate how we...

Georgia Projected GDP Forecast 2019 - 2023

March 26, 2019
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 then, now, future Here is what the International Monetary Fund projected for Georgia for 2018: According to IMF, Georgian GDP will rise average 6% per...

IWA Christmas Charity Fair Tbilisi 2018

December 06, 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 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 hot wine in the...

Rainy Day in Tbilisi

November 13, 2018
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, that next version...

Halloween 2018

November 03, 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 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 Pumpkin and Make...

Tbilisi by day (New Apartment Version)

October 31, 2018
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: Tbilisi by night (...

Tbilisi Office 2.0.

October 23, 2018
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: Renting an Office in...

Tbilisi by night (New apartment version)

October 21, 2018
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 took out my tripod...

Actual Price Index at Tbilisi Market - October 2018

October 05, 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, 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) - At Start of...

Rent a Car in Tbilisi, Georgia (Prices, Rentals & Locations)

June 22, 2018
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 on discovercarhire...

Buying a Vineyard in Georgia

June 14, 2018
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 Georgia (Winery...

About Setting Up Virtual Trade Zone in Georgia (And Free Industrial Zones)

January 17, 2018
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 stuff about his...

Remote and Abandoned Hipster Party Place with Great views of Tbilisi (Hiking near Turtle Lake)

January 13, 2018
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 Intelligentsia...