Living in Georgia

I have been living in the Republic of Georgia, an amazing country, located in the Southern Caucasus, since April 2011. In this section, you will find articles, illustrated with rich photo and drone footage materials + insider stories, from my experience during my stay here. 

Eagle canyon in Georgia

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The bear went over the mountain .. or last weekend we went hiking at the Eagle Canyon near Dedoplistskaro, Shopping at the Dezerteer market in Tbilisi, and exercising at Lisi Lake... another fabulous weekend has been put on our tapes and post-processed. Enjoy the video and thumbs up!


Tbilisi Airbnb market overview - May 2022

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Recently I've been working on the Tbilisi Airbnb property management service and with the help of this article, I decided to take a quick look at the overall Tbilisi Airbnb market. The size, revenue, occupancy rate, and more. According to AllTheRooms, the average daily rate for hosts earned in Tbilisi was $40, which is a +5.26% growth if compared to the previous month. while the occupancy rate was 27% (a -10% decrease compared to the previous month) There were 6,435 listings in Tbilisi during…


Tbilisi Airbnb property managment

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Tbilisi ex-pats and locals - I'm launching a new service - Tbilisi Airbnb property management. Whether you are an expat looking for someone that does Airbnb management in Tbilisi? Someone that can take care of your apartment and rent it out when you are out of town. Or local looking to get maximum return from short-term rentals. We are here to help. I'm open to helping manage your property, listing it on Airbnb, Booking.com, and other travel booking websites. Helping with quality photography…


Sighnaghi & Vazisubani trip

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At the start of May, Oskars invited us to visit his new hut in Kakheti. After a few stops at McDonald's, Sighanghi, and Bodbe monastery we finally reached Vazisubani, where we were greeted with traditional Georgian supra and a lot of chacha. Now, there is one more cool place where they speak Latvian to visit in Georgia. Enjoy the video and Thumbs up! Filmed with DJI Mavic Air 2 and Samsung Galaxy phone, Georgia May 13-14, 2022


Notes from Tbilisi: Abandoned Military sites in Latvia / Estonia; Sold VW Touareg car; #2 Bitcoin newsletter

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Good afternoon from sunny and hot Tbilisi. The weather was scorching today, reaching +32 Celsius. The morning started with an interesting message to the blog's contact form - an Estonian person was asking some questions about military sites in Latvia, we exchanged a few e-mails and talked both about Latvian and Estonian abandoned military sites. Information about former Latvian radar base Skrunda-1 Hello, Reinis I read your post about Skrunda-1 and also did some internet ''research''. And…


Notes from Tbilisi: Caru.ge services our Car, new expats join language courses, PCR test

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The morning started with the kiddo having a little fever (temperature 37 C). Decided to leave her at home and observe, as this Friday we have our first school concert. It would be very sad to miss. Sent a message to Ms. Nino. Yesterday - the car just stopped working, or won't crank. Already for the third time, this year ordered caru.ge to service the car. As the car was parked in Vake I went to the office in the morning to meet the service guy in the afternoon. Traded a bit of bitcoin futures…


Tsalka lake & Dashbashi canyon with waterfalls

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 This time, our destination was the mesmerizing Tsalka Lake and Dashbashi Canyon, where nature's beauty unfolds in every corner. From hyper-lapses over the tranquil lake to an adrenaline-pumping drone flight over a 240-meter long glass bridge, this weekend was truly one for the books. Fasten your seatbelts, and let's dive into the magic of Tsalka and Dashbashi!Our journey began at Tsalka Lake, a hidden gem surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery. The calm waters mirrored the clear blue…


Notes from Tbilisi - Crypto Club, Learning Spanish, Could Bitcoin crash $25,000

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Yesterday I visited the crypto club event at Local Tbilisi. Met a bunch of smart guys, mostly expats, was fun to watch bitcoin love/hate talks, listened to stories about investing in alt-coins. Been there, and seen that.  As you might already know - I'm neutral on crypto, neither bullish nor bearish. Prefer to trade Bitcoin futures. With a smile, listened to the crypto talks about where should bitcoin go next, some saying bitcoin will have support at $20,000 some said at $18,000. nevertheless…


Georgian language classes for Expats in Tbilisi

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I've been involved in the Georgias ex-pat community for some good time already, a few years ago I helped to launch the Georgian Expat photographer club, and some years later I launched Expats in Georgia Facebook group, and today I'm happily sharing the latest brainchild - Georgian for expats A couple of weeks ago I helped to start  - the Georgian for an Expats language course. It took us some 72 hours from the idea to realization, as we already had an office in a convenient location, tutors,…


Notes from Tbilisi - Gym, BitcoinGeorgia.Ge, Georgian for Expats and Bitcoin dips under $32,000

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Wow, what a day it was today - stock futures were opening lower, quite lower, Dow Jones index was failing more than 400 points, extending the stock market bleeding for some sixth or seventh week in a row. I was holding several long bitcoin positions on Deribit with strike prices above $40,000, and the losses just kept accelerating, to keep my positions above the water I bought more bitcoin and deposited them on Deribit.  Bitcoin is not for all. Bitcoin futures, definitely are for a few select…