Photography

One photo can tell thousand words? I decided to express myself using both words and images I have been taking during my travels from different countries and cultures (a lot of photography from Georgia) or trying out a new recipe. Alternatively take a look at Piece of Life photo project. Visit digital photography school for different photography learning tutorials.
Restaurant reviews

Yamato Sushi Bar in Tbilisi Review

Welcome to another post in series of Tbilisi restaurant reviews.Today I will write about a Yamato Sushi bar located on Alexander Kazbegi avenue in Tbilisi.As usual we bought a coupon on local Georgian groupon clone style site hotsale.ge.Offer was for around 20 GEL ($10.00 / EUR 9.00) or probably even cheaper and included a sushi set and a miso...
Restaurant reviews

Restaurant 'Shengen' Review in Tbilisi

Welcome to another great Tbilisi restaurant review - today I will write about restaurant Shengen located on Sioni street in the heart of Tbilisi Old Town.The reason I was intrigued to visit this place was simple - I really enjoyed their name - I mean Shengen from Schengen area - it made me smile.To get here - as usual using local Georgian groupon...
Food blogger

Home Made 'Pirozhki' (Baked Stuffed Pies) And...

Welcome to my second attempt of being a food blogger - in this post I will try to demonstrate how to bake a Russian 'Pirozhki' and a cinnamon buns using yeast dough.Please pardon my English language it's not my native language.I'm complete profane into cooking and I'm a super complete profane in English culinary language. But hey, that's what for...
Restaurant reviews

Lagidze Water near Sameba

Welcome to another post in Tbilisi restaurant series. Today I will speak about cafe Lagidze Water located at Sameba Cathedral complex.  I had heard previously about Lagidze Water, but I didn't know much about it, just something that it was pretty popular drink during Soviet times (and probably Tsarist Russia times as well...
Churches and Monasteries

Sameba - Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, commonly known as Sameba (Trinity in Georgian) probably is among the most known Tbilisi tourist attraction sites and of course it's the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. For me it's always been interesting to look at Sameba from two points of view - it's third highest Orthodox...
Restaurant reviews

Restaurant / Cafe 'Accent' Review in Tbilisi

Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review. Today I will speak about a Cafe Accent. Though they call themselves a cafe - I prefer to use a word restaurant.I believe this place is a new in Tbilisi opened just recently, we found it on local Georgian groupon clone site (hotsale.ge) - we bought a coupon for a steak, wine and a tiramisu.Though Cafe...
Restaurant reviews

'Maspindzelo' Tbilisi Restaurant Review

Welcome to another series of Tbilisi restaurants, in this post I will speak about a restaurant 'Maspindzelo' located close to Tbilisi Sulphur baths. I first visited this restaurant just back in last summer, my visit here this time here was just a second time. Actually we were heading to another restaurant - a newly opened Accent restaurant,...
Churches and Monasteries

Beit Rachel Synagogue In Tbilisi

Beit Rachel synagogue is located in Tbilisi Old Town on Leselidze street 28. I first discovered it a few years ago, when accidentally visited an alternative restaurant located just opposite to it. Beit Rachel synagogue is actually located just a few blocks away from Tbilisi Main Synagogue. Though this synagogue is located in the heart of Tbilisi...
Restaurant reviews

11 Katkha Tbilisi Restaurant Review (Near Dinamo Stadium)

Welcome to another great Tbilisi Restaurant review - today I will speak about 11 Katkha Update 2017: This place has been closed for a while already. There are at least two other 11 Katkha restaurants in Tbilisi, one is in Saburtalo, second on Baratishvili street (close to the Freedom square), read my latest review here: 11 Katkha...
Travel guides

Tbilisi - Gudauri Transfer By Vazha Travel

Around two weeks ago we had a two day trip to Gudauri, where we stayed at Hotel Shamo, and enjoyed skiing opportunities in Gudauri. In this post I decided to write about transfer options from Tbilisi to Gudauri by a local company called Vazha Travel. Owner of this company is a personal friend, so I had all opportunities to bargain price  ...
Churches and Monasteries

Ananuri Castle Complex On The Aragvi River, Georgia

The other day heading home from Gudauri - I insisted to take a brief stop at Ananuri Castle Complex just to make some pictures of it. As it turns out - I have many times passed it by, either heading to Gudauri or Kazbegi, but just once have visited it,  since my previous visit here was more than 3 years ago, I decided I must photo document...
Outdoor Activities

Gudauri - Cost Free And Fun Outdoor Activities

Gudauri is well known as Georgian winter capital thanks to it's skiing infrastructure. But that doesn't mean Gudauri is expensive and those with limited budget can't have fun at Gudauri as well. Turns out - there are a dozen of option to enjoy winter activities absolutly for free. Honeslty speaking I was sursprised and that's the reason me making...
Hotel reviews

Hotel Shamo Gudauri Review

Hotel Shamo in Gudauri actually is a very cosy guest house located close to Gudauri (in Kumlistsikhe village) not far from ski-lifts.I first stayed at this hotel back in April, 2011, then again at the end of 2011, and finally we stayed here during our recent visit to Gudauri.The default price per person at Hotel Shamo are about $50 per night...
Tours in Georgia

Gudauri - Georgian Winter Capital for skiing, snowboarding...

Gudauri is a popular winter resort located in Republic of Georgia, Caucasus some 120 km from Tbilisi. Though I first visited Gudauri back in Spring of 2011, this time I decided to photo-document, how it looks and feels like in Gudauri. Our latest journey to Gudauri started at start of February, 2015, in this post you will find 46 pictures I...
Tourism objects

Neighborhoods of Tbilisi - Abanotubani

Abanotubani is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Tbilisi. It's famous of its public sulfur baths, and very spectacular views. I believe Tbilisi Sulphur bath district is one of the most iconic Tbilisi sights. Personally I doubt there are many tourists who have not seen Abanotubani (Tbilisi bath district) while...
Restaurant reviews

Organique Josper Bar - Tbilisi Restaurant Review

Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review post series - today I will speak about Organique Josper Bar/restaurant/steakhouse, located in Tbilisi Old Town. I have previously much heard of this bar/restaurant/steakhouse and have seen plenty of it's ads on local English language newspapers (Georgian Journal, if correct), but...
Outdoor Activities

Hiking Trails in Tbilisi - Turtle Lake (Kus Tba) - Tskneti

I believe one of my most favourite places in Tbilisi is a Turtle Lake (Kus Tba). I have been heading here pretty often, actually just a few weeks ago we did a shorter hiking route heading from Turtle lake to Vake Park. There are pretty many hiking trails around Turtle lake - if you are found of eco-tourism or just like me (us) are looking to wind...
Living in Georgia

How Amazon Associates Receives Their Checks in Republic of...

Welcome to the 2 part of my blog series on how Amazon Associates receives checks and get them redeemed in the Republic of Georgia. How participants of Amazon Associates program are getting paid in the Republic of Georgia by a bank check is a blog series I originally made at the end of 2014 / start of 2015 while struggling to redeem my first...
Professional services

Veterinary Clinic Natia Beridze in Tbilisi

In case you are looking for a veterinary clinic for your pet, I can suggest you Natia Beridze on Nutsubidze street in Tbilisi. Natia is a fantastic person, she just loves animals so you shouldn't be worried that of your pet wont be taken care properly. You (your pet) can get here all possible animal vaccinations, blood tests, surgery and even all...
Restaurant reviews

Restaurant 'Деловой ...' Review in Tskneti

Welcome to another Tbilisi Restaurant review - today I will speak of a restaurant located in Tbilisi Suburbs in Tskenti.The problem is that I don't know name of this restaurant, today I asked a locals and they told it's called a 'Biz... of something', in Russian they used a word 'Деловой'... well sorry I cannot give you a more details of this...
Entertainment

Kopala Bowling Review in Tskneti

Kopala Bowling is a bowling centre located in suburbs of Tbilisi, mountainous village Tskneti. This is one of the few places in Tbilisi where to play bowling. The prices here are a little bit expensive, but not too pricey.  As usual for taking photographs I'm using my Samsung phone and using Instagram (then taking them from Instagram and...
Living in Georgia

The Dezerter Bazaar (Market) in Tbilisi - Day Before New...

It's already end of second decade of January, 2015 and you might wonder - why I'm writing a blog post regarding New Years Eve? Well, one thing I've learnt by living in Georgia - everything is relative. So why not to write a post of a visit to Tbilisi Dezerter Bazaar on New Year's Eve? Well, actually this visit happened on December 30 (a day...
Restaurant reviews

Terrassa Lounge Bar in Tbilisi Review

Update: This place seems is out of business - I visited this cafe at the end of February 2016 and it was just gone - empty space left. I was still able get to the rooftop terrace and capture some fantastic views of Agmanashebeli avenue. Welcome to another review of Tbilisi "restaurant" - today I will speak about lounge bar Terrassa located...
Restaurant reviews

Public Coffee Tbilisi Review (Aghmashenebeli avenue)

Welcome to another Tbilisi "restaurant" review. This time I would like to talk about Public Coffee on Aghmashenebeli avenue (Right next to McDonald's).The reason I enjoy this place - because they have toasts and delicious Cappuccino, It's one of the rare places in Tbilisi, I like to have my morning coffee and breakfasts.Visit of this place...
Farms

South African Fish Farms in Georgia (Sagarejo, Sartichala)

The other day I was contacted on my blog's contact form by locally living foreigner in Georgia originally coming from South Africa. It turned out Afrikaner guy (Johann Kritzinger)  is a manager of South African owned fish farms here in Georgia.  Since I'm open to almost anything new and unknown for me, I asked is it possible to arrange...
Tourism objects

Rabati Fortress Complex in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

Georgia will never end to surprise you (at least - me). Few years ago a major tourist attraction were renovated and opened to public, some would call it a Jewel in the Crown, while others would call it  a Georgian Disneyland (appealing that like in Disney land, everything here is a butaforie). My subjective opinion will stay somewhere in...
Hotel reviews

Hotel Rabath & Gino Wellness Review in Akhaltsikhe

Back in summer of 2014, we took a 2 day rafting trip, during which we visited Rabati Castle Complex for about an hour. in such short time we hadn't much chance to explore the so called "Jewel in the Crown" - Rabati Castle complex, renovated just couple of years ago, and aimed to become as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Georgia....
Travel guides

Tbilisi - Akhaltsikhe by Minibus: Cost, Time & Distance

As an indie traveler, I prefer to travel in Georgia by mini buses, they are cheap and most often the fastest way to get from one point in Georgia to another. Not always, but most often (for example, I would prefer railway to travel from Tbilisi to Batumi over minibus). My first time when I visited Akhaltsikhe was in July 2014, during our 2...
Hotel reviews

Hotel Trialeti Palace in Bakuriani Review

Welcome to another photo review article, this time I will photo-review Hotel Trialeti Palace hotel in Bakuriani.For a prelude - this was my second stay at this hotel during Christmas time second year in a row. You might find interesting my post - White Christmas in Bakuriani.Though, I didn't find a way to book this hotel on booking.com, as usual...
Outdoor Activities

Hiking in Tbilisi - Turtle lake (Kus Tba) - Vake Park

On a lovely and sunny Saturday morning we decided to take a hiking from Turtle's Lake down to Vake Park. First thing first. How to get to the Turtle Lake? Catch a Taxi, or call a taxi company. Personally I prefer taxi company with number 2 155 155. Drive to Turtle lake should cost you around 5 GEL. If you prefer to catch a taxi on street -...