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Shaori Reservoir

Shaori Reservoir is an artificial lake located in the region of Racha, Georgia  - some 170 km northwest of the capital Tbilisi. I first visited it in mid-October 2022, during our first trip to Racha Shaori ReservoirThe Shaori reservoir stretches from the southwest to the northeast, its length is 7.…

Sikvaruli Waterfall in Racha

The Sikvaruli waterfall (Waterfall of love) is located in Racha, near the town of Ambrolauri, Georgia The waterfall flows on the mossy rocky massive and creates marvelous sight. Waterflow is located across the Rioni River. We discovered this place by a chance - when our Rachan driver Levan, showed…

Sakhluka Rachashi, Cozy Cabin in Racha / Agara

Sakhluka Rachashi cabin house is located in Agara in the Racha region of Georgia. We booked this place on Airbnb for about a 2-night stay in mid-October 2022, during our Racha trip. In total, we paid about $300 for our stay here. As this time we were traveling without a car, we arrived here from…

Nikortsminda Cathedral

Nikortsminda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Church, located in Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia. I first discovered this beautiful cathedral in mid-October 2022, during our first trip to the region of Racha. It is said, that Nikortsminda was built in 1010–1014 during the reign of Bagrat III…

Navtlugi Farmer's market Tbilisi

Navtlugi farmers market is located in the Samgori metro area, Tbilisi. It seems it is possible to buy here fresh veggies from local farmers, kitchen sinks, electric lamps, bicycles, and many more. Navtlugi market seems is like a mix of a Dezerteer bazaar, Kidobani market, and Dry Bridge flea market…

Guest house / Glamping Laimes taure

Located in the village Vabole, the region of Latgale in Latvia, some 20 km from Daugavpils, guest house Laimes taure offers accommodation with a garden, water sports facilities, a terrace, and free WiFi. We booked this place for a one night stay, during our trip to the region of Latgale at the…

Sadmeli Winery & Guesthouse

Located in Sadmeli village, close to Ambrolauri town in Georgia's Racha region - Sadmeli Winery features a garden, terrace, spectacular views towards the valley, and free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has family rooms.  We booked a one-night stay at this place in mid-October 2022,…

Ambrolauri Airport

Ambrolauri Airport is a small regional airport serving Ambrolauri, a town in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Georgia. The airport is owned and operated by United Airports of Georgia, a state-owned company.  It has been open in its current form since January 2017 and can serve airplanes with up…

Natakhtari Airfield / Airport

Natakhtari Airfield is a small domestic airport located in Natakhtari, close to Tbilisi, Georgia. It is privately owned and operated by the parent company of Vanilla Sky Airlines, Service Air. Domestic flights to Batumi, Mestia, and Ambrolauri are served from here. Free shuttle service is available…

Dumas Restaurant Tbilisi / Axis Tower

Dumas is a French Restaurant with a Southern European accent, located on the 36th floor of the landmark Axis Tower in Tbilisi. Looking to impress your date, business partner, or simply good coffee - Dumas restaurant is the way to go. Open kitchenNamed after the famous French writer Alexander Dumas…

Basilica of the Assumption, Aglona

The Aglona Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Aglona is one of the most important Catholic spiritual centers in Latvia. I have visited Aglona cathedral several times and always have left quite inspired. If there is a reason to visit Latgale,then Aglona Catholoc…

Christ The King Mount

Christ the King Mount (Kristus Karaļa kalns) is located near the Aglona Basilica in Latgale. This place have been opened to the public in 2006. Several large wooden sculptures depicting biblical characters can be seen here.  This is a great place to visit for pilgrims and rest. I first visited this…

Hotel Kopola in Tskneti Review

Hotel Kopola is located in Tskneti, the suburbs of Tbilisi. Kopola Hotel features an indoor pool, a green garden, and a sun terrace with sun beds. There is a bowling alley at the hotel and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. I have been familiar with this place for ages, as in the past we come…

Coffeeshop Company Tbilisi

Coffeeshop Company is located on Mosashvili street 11 in Tbilisi and despite the interesting name - they actually serve nice brunch menus here and of course some coffee.  Discovered by chance, when looking for brunch menus. As this place is located close to my partner's office in Vake, I think we…

Nida Pebble Beach

Nida Pebble beach is the most Southern public beach of Latvia located on the Baltic sea shores just 1 km from the Lithuanian border. The pebble beach is quite uncharacteristic for a typical Latvian seaside beach and that already a good reason to visit it.  Nida pebbled beach in LatviaIn fact the…

Cafe Somersēta in Aglona

Cafe Somersēta is located on Somersētas street in Aglona town, the region of Latgale in Latvia. We discovered this place by a chance shortly before visiting the famous catholic cathedral in Aglona. It seems the place is very popular among tourists, as during our meal time here, we mostly met…

Piloru oak grove

Pilori Oak grove is located on the banks of Lake Ežezers in the region of Latgale. Total area is about 19.6 ha It is one of the rare oak groves in Latvia with a nature protection status granted already in 1928. The oldest oaks are around 300-400 years old. Pilori Oak grove in LatgaleI first learned…

Lake Ežezers

Lake Ežezers is located in Kraslava municipality, in Ezernieku and Andzeļu parishes. It is the richest island lake in Latvia and even in the whole Baltic region. There are 35 islands in a total area of 77.6 ha and 70 islands formations or shoals. From the lake flows out river Narūta, which is one…

Coffee shop KUUP, Rēzekne

Kuup coffee shop is a chic place in Rēzekne, which offers coffee roasted in Latgale.  We found this place by a chance, thanks to TripAdvisor when searching for top restaurants in Rēzekne. We arrived here for some 40km from Varakļāni, just to have our morning coffee.  Lagalian written languagePastry…

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne is located in Rēzekne, Latvia. I briefly visited this cathedral at the start of August 2022, during my birthday trip to the region of Latgale Cathedral of RezekneOn the site occupied by the church, there existed a wooden temple built in 1685. The church burned…

Rēzekne Castle ruins

Rēzekne Castle ruins are located in the downtown of Rēzekne, Latvia, a city in the center of Latgale. The castle served as a base of the local Livonian order landlords until the 16th century and also as the main military support base for battles against Russians and Lithuanians. Today, fragments of…

Guest House 'Odumiņi'

Guesthouse Odumiņi is located close to Varakļāni town in the historical region of Latgale, Latvia. We booked a one-night stay here at the start of August 2022, during our weekend trip to Latgale. For a one-night stay here we paid about EUR 100, with the sauna included. The vacation home comes with…

Varakļāni Palace

Varakļāni Palace is located in Varakļāni, in the historical region of Latgale, Latvia. We visited this place shortly at the start of August 2022, during a weekend trip to Latgale. I was not sure what for to look in the area and just googled the top sightseeing objects in Varakļani and this place…

Koknese Castle

Koknese Castle is a complex in Koknese, Latvia, dating from the 13th century. The castle was situated on a high bluff overlooking the Daugava river valley. In 1965 a hydroelectric dam was built downriver, creating a reservoir that partially submerged the castle and flooded the surrounding valley.…

Quail Farm Rīta Putni / Olalā Koknese

Rīta Putni is located in one of the most picturesque places in Latvia - Koknese county Bilstini just a few minutes away from Perse and Daugava river, where an impressive view of Koknese castle ruins can be seen. I first heard about this place, or more about its products - quail eggs, a few years…

Church hill Daugavpils

Baznīckalns or Church hill in Daugavpils is said to be one of the main tourist attractions in the city. This was one of the rare times I visited Daugavpils and I must admit I didn't had any clue what should we see here and just Google for the top attractions and Church hill or Baznickalns was atop…

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas is located in Ilzenes parish, Aluksnes county. The property is 24.1 km from Alūksne, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. We booked this place during our day trip to Valka and the area. I thought this place will be much closer to…

Velēna church

The Velēna Lutheran Church is at the crossing of the Smiltene-Gulbene-Lizums roads. I would call this as one of the most beautiful churches in Latvia. It's said the first built church here was a wooden church with a turf roof. This is where the place got its name from – Velēna (Torf). Visitors can…

Cafe Papes Vēji

Cafe Papes Vēji is a summer cafe located next to the Pape channel in Western Latvia near the Pape Lighthouse. This place serves traditional Latvian cuisine, and cold beer and some can buy smoked fish (apparently in the season) I have been fond of this area for a few years already and first…

Summer Cafe Kazbārs in Kazdanga

  Summer café-bar “Kazbārs” is located next to the watermill in the heart of the scenic park of Kazdanga. This place serves freshly ground coffee, Italian dessert affogato, refreshing soft ice cream (including vegan options), cold live beer, and vegan soups.  Place is run by energetic couple from…