Tbilisi

Here comes a brief update on my tourism activities in Georgia, after successfully implemented organized tours in Georgia service, I've decided to push to the new limits and as of the start of April 2017, have re-launched tourgeorgia.eu  - platform listing tour packages in Georgia. Tourgeorgia.EU, originally launched back in 2011,...
As usual in April 1st (and not because that's a Worldwide Fool's day) I' m celebrating another year since I've relocated to Georgia. This year (2017) marks already 6 year anniversary for me living in Georgia. 6 years? Gosh, that's a lot. During the past years I've traveled Georgia a lot. Book a tour in Georgia #...
Former Archeological Museum Building in Tbilisi is a great example of the Soviet architecture in Georgia. I had a chance to discover this place and explore surrounding area, first time in February 2017, thanks to the Tbilisi Soviet Architecure tours organized by Brutal Tours: See: Brutal Tours - Explore Soviet Georgian...
In mid-November 2016 I faced an issue which I had to handle in the United States. I had to fly there soon. In the past I have flied twice to the United States, both time leaving from Warsaw, Poland by Polish Airlines LOT and once have returned back via Istanbul using Turkish airlines flight from Houston.  This time I decided to...
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime smartphone is a budget smartphone on steroids - priced at about $130.00 on Amazon. Although the smartphone era have been around for a decade already, I bought my first smartphone just about 2 and half year ago, phone that worked great, and actually still does. I'm the person who needs a phone...
An Israeli traveler recently contacted me and asked could I give an advice on traveling to Yerevan (Armenia) from Telaviv (Israel). As this is a pretty broad topic to answer in one single reply I decided to wrap up longer answer in this blog post. Hopefully other Israeli / Armenian travelers will find some helpful thought in this...
Tbilisoba or Tbilisi City Festival is an annual October festival which celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. If you are planing your first trip to Georgia - consider your trip here during city festival and try local cuisine and that awesome Georgian wine.  Tbilisoba 2016...
In this article you will find 36 popular and not very well known tourism objects in Tbilisi, Georgia. Those are places I have visited and documented during for the past 5 years, by living as an expatriate in Georgia (mostly in Tbilisi).  Some of the objects are from the Tbilisi TOP 10 list, while others are not very well known...
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 first time lapse - Brick Wall turning green. Looking on this wall I have spent countless...
Ask anybody in Georgia - what are the must have tourist sites to visit while in Tbilisi. Narikala fortress will be a top of the list. And there is a good reason -  an ancient fortress, featuring rich history, overlooking Tbilisi, with some really spectacular views towards Tbilisi Old Town.  Spectacular...
The chances you have seen or even visited St. Nicholas church, if traveled to Tbilisi, are huge - located on the lower court of city's most famous landmark's - Narikala fortress. This Church has been "recently" restored. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in...
Planing your next trip to the Pearl of Caucasus - Tbilisi? Spending hours researching Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and travel blogs? I'm here to help you, save time on researches and let Georgia to surprise you - after five years spent in this South Caucasus republic I decided to craft list of ten interesting...
Eldar's bike workshop is a place where back at the end of 2013 we bought two mountain bikes as a Christmases gift for ourselves. Take a look of my riding experience in Tbilisi: First ride, Cycling to Tbilisi sea or alternatively check out cycling topic. At Eldar's place you can fix leaky tires, fix brakes order new details and of...
Vake park is popular recreational area in Tbilisi. Opened for public since 1946, it was built in the former wastelands. Designed by architect K. Dgebuadze and dendrologist N. Tsitsishvili a lot of work on the drainage and landscaping with the use of blasting was carried out, created soil, planted hundreds of...
I have spent countless hours at Intelligentsia Coffee Bar near Turtle lake in Tbilisi - this place has been my offsite office in hot Summer days (see: Turtle lake - my working place for today) or starting point before taking a hike (see: Hiking in Tbilisi - Turtle lake (Kus Tba) - Vake Park)  As the name of this place...
Tbilisi has many cool tourist attraction sites, but there is one, which is rarely mentioned in official guides or Tbilisi reviews - meet the hidden pearl of nations capital - Tbilisi Zoo. On the other hand worldwide coverage Tbilisi Zoo got after Tbilisi floods on 14 June 2015, leaving many animals dead or on the loose....
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 Tbilisi I mostly use taxi either by calling to the central or just by...
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 expat living in Georgia - you most probably have faced the consequences of weak lari...
The Lurji Monastery also known as "Blue Monastery", is a 12th-century Georgian Orthodox church built in the name of Saint Andrew in the Vere neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia. The popular historical name lurji ("blue") is derived from its roof, adorned with glazed blue tile. I first...
Ok, I just learnt this place is renamed after Georgian poet Giorgi Leonidze, although I most often call this park -  Alexander Garden.  Parks of April 9 and Giorgi Leonidze (former Alexander Park) were cultivated in 1859 by the project of the architect O. Simenson. In 1865 the garden got its final form. It covered...
Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church is located in the neighborhood of Marjanishivli in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Commonly referred to just as "Russian Church". Along with the church of St. Vladimir in the neighborhood of Vera it is one of two churches in Tbilisi, where the service is performed entirely in Church Slavonic...
There is a small church located on Baku street 1, Tbilisi (on the right side from David Aghanashebeli avenue, first cross-street before Tamar Mephe avenue). I have wondered about this church for the couple of the last 3 years, while been living in this neighborhood.  It was day 131/365 from my photo project, when I decided I'...
The Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi  is an opera house situated on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi,Georgia. Founded in 1851, Tbilisi Opera is the main opera house of Georgia and one of the oldest such establishments in eastern Europe. Recently gone through 6 years long...
Those of you looking for a literature in English or perhaps to enjoy a cup of latte, while in Tbilisi there is a great place where to have both - meet Prospero's Books located on Rustaveli avenue. At Prospero`s Books & Caliban`s Coffeehouse you will be delighted to find : English and other language general...
Samiktno / Machakhela is a restaurant chain located in Tbilisi, Republic of Georga. One of it's prominent restaurants is located at Meidan Square, just in the heart of Tbilisi Old Town offering breathtaking views towards Metekehi church (in front of which is located Vahtang Gorgasali statue). This is one of the rare...
Though modest in size, The Gabriadze Theater is among the world’s preeminent cultural institutions. Presenting mature puppet performances full of depth and meaning, it has gained the respect and recognition of international audiences and critics alike. Located in the heart of Tbilisi Old Town, just right next to the Anchiskati church,...
Coffee lovers - rejoice - I just found great coffee house on Agmashenebeli avenue 148 - Dom Kofe. Dom Kofe is a specialized store, selling not only take away cappuccinos and latte's they sell professional coffee making equipment as well, this might be useful for offices and both for individuals.  Coffee...
Turtle lake is a direct English translation of Kus Tba (Georgian: კუს ტბა), a small lake at the outskirts of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, so named due to the perceived abundance of turtles living in these places. Those of you who have been following my blog, probably have noticed I have...
When something from your home appliance or electronics are broke and you think you could fix it by your own - Kidobani trading center in Tbilisi is a great place to find those small details you are looking for. Kidobani trading center is located between Tbilisi Railway station and Dinamo arena, next to the Dezerteer ...
In today's photo article I will speak about another neighborhood in Tbilisi - Varketili. Varketili is most probably famous because of the Varketili metro line connecting this part of city with city cente.In today's article most of the pictures are focused around exactly at this metro station. Varketili is probably not the most...