Chiatura

2 day tour in "Soviet Georgia"

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Now, this is interesting, today I was browsing Viator for tours in Georgia, and this one caught my attention - 2 days in Soviet Georgia starting $335.00 My attention was caught with that lovely yellow Soviet VAZ car, I quickly imagined driving around Georgia in such and thought -  cool. By the way, last summer I enjoyed driving in such car in…


An Insight to Beauty of Imereti (Georgia)

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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 then East is drier and hotter.  You can easily guess on any photo which part of the country is…


Chiatura Cable-ways Central Station

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If you have a chance of visiting remote Georgian city Chiatura, make sure you take a free ride at one of the famous cable ways. Also don't forget to take your camera and make one of the interesting photos you will make in Georgia. Some call them Stalin's cable cars, I prefer to call them - the rare chance to return to the year of 1954. As I have…


Postcards from Chiatura

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Chiatura is an amazing and worth to explore city in the Imereti region, Georgia. Famous because of manganese and iron ores. What makes this city special - cable cars, it's believed there are some 17 cable cars / lift systems in operation in Chiatura. Chiatura have been on my travel list for a very long time already - first visited and documented…


History of Tram and Trolleybus systems in Tbilisi and Georgia

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Currently (2022) there are no tram or trolley lines in Tbilisi, but not so long ago in history, there were plenty of tram and trolleybus lines not only in Tbilisi but also in Batumi, Kutaisi, Gori, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Poti, Rustavi, and even Chiatura.  What has happened to once pretty impressive routes of trams and trolleys in Georgia?  I guess…