Living in Georgia

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 then, now, future Here is what the International Monetary Fund projected for Georgia for...

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 already a tradition to visit this fair year. For me, this was already some sixth or seventh ...

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 here ever since. See: Tbilisi by night (New apartment version) and Tbilisi by day...

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 photos and video's in our new Tbilisi apt. But as each year,it's all about carving the pumpkin...

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 wanted to share some picture with surrounding views towards mount Mtatsminda, TV Tower and...

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 a little change compared to previous years when trying to find a new office in Tbilisi. Let...

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 apartment here in Tbilisi, which offers a very fantastic views towards Mtatsminda, TV tower and...

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, depending on the season. In total I have made two kinds of research for 2015 and 2016, see:...

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.  Disclosure: this article contains links to discovercarhire.com, by clicking...

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, but in fact, I'm not. Sure I have visited a couple of wineries in Georgia (Château...

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 just obliviously popped up also in Georgia. John had a business in Tbilisi, and in his...

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 Lake.  Arriving at the lake with Taxi, see How to Get around in Tbilisi by Taxify...

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 at the end of 2016 She has cat- sitted several more times since then. In case you...

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 goodies to Georgia. But if you are in rush, as I was today, and you are desperate to have a...

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 in Georgia to visit this fair, already since 2011. Here are a few articles from the past:...

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 app. Although I haven't tested this app personally, the intro I have seen on the website...

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 decided to come up with a longer answer in a blog format, as I believe I will hear this...

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 content localization business in Caucasus and Central Asia. Agency employs more than 300...

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 Georgia article series, I will share my experience about renting an office space 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 manners. If West is comparatively green and plain with lots of fast-flowing rivers and lowlands...

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’. Being situated in the Caucasian region hospitable Georgians are known for their...

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 disapprove this mixture, others clam it to be the pinnacle of the architectural masterpiece but...

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 and unknown places must be thousands kilometers away from civilization. Somehow...

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 represents a big portion of protected territories in the country. The area is under government...

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 nourishes body with all the needed vitamins and organic elements. It may be just a gossip but...

How To Order Goodies From US to Georgia - Usa2Georgia.com

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...

Launching Concierge service in Tbilisi and Georgia

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  -...

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 Batumi. So let’s have a closer look at this topic. Apartment. The middle price of...

5 advices for expats looking to come to Georgia

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...

UAE Resident: Why Migrate to Georgia

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...