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. 

Downshifting blog about Georgia - waystogeorgia.com

The other day - I was contacted by Elene, she introduced me with her project website-  www.waystogeorgia.com which features interviews with people who have moved to Georgia and run interesting projects. I decided to share this blog with…

Top 20 Tbilisi and Tskneti Restaurants 2016

Welcome to the subjective TOP 20 Tbilisi and Tskneti restaurant list. This is the second annual Tbilisi restaurant top crafted by me, see TOP 20 Tbilisi restaurants for previous year. In this year top I have extended reach by adding two…

Introducing New Section - All About Georgia

Everyday readers of this blog are already familiar - author of this blog has been spending his days in Georgia for more than five years (since 2011). I have traveled Georgia forth and back, with just two major destinations been excluded…

I Will Miss This Tbilisi Wall

I have observed this wall for the last three years (with short interruptions, when on longer travels) from our Tbilisi balcony. Probably, right at this wallI started to improve my photographer skills when about two years ago I reported…

Invest in Georgia - Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending - Mintos.com

After almost five years spent as an ex-pat and passive investor (savings accounts only) in Republic of Georgia, time after time I'm looking for some other liquid investment opportunities in Georgia. Mostly I end up with stock exchange, but…

How to Get around in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application)

There is a very convenient way of getting around in Tbilisi by taxi using mobile application Taxify. I probably first heard of this company at the end of 2014 by visiting Georgian Startup challenge organized by GITA.  For my travels around…

Actual Price Index at Tbilisi Market - March 2016

Yup, another hipster style article about actual prices for consumer goods at local Tbilisi market (Bazroba). It has been a while since I decided to measure how lari/dolar exchange rates influence actual prices, if you, just like me are an…

New Design and Upgraded Security for Lari (GEL) Banknotes

On February 1st, 2016 the National Bank of Georgia issued upgraded Lari banknotes. It was mid February when first upgraded banknote ended up im my hands, I got it at local Procredit ATM.  My first thought was that I have probably by…

Wizz Air: Opens Seven New Routes From Kutaisi Airport

Budget travelers - rejoice - 7 new routes will be launched from Kutaisi airport in Georgia. Berlin, Munich Memmingen, Milan Bergamo, Dortmund, Thessaloniki,  Larnaca and Sofia I believe it is just a next logical move from Wizz Air, after…

Netflix available in Republic of Georgia

Seems I have missed the news  -  starting January 6, 2016 Netflix video streaming on demand is available in Republic of Georgia (and some 130 other countries) - that's fantastic news! I first heard about Netflix probably back in 2012,…