Tourism objects

I travel frequently, in most cases equipped with DSLR camera, tripod and some spare lens. I love to photograph places I have visited, add them to the map, so not only me, but you too can benefit from my discoveries.

Citizens or nationals of select 38 countries and territories (see list bellow) are eligible to travel visa free to the United States of America under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). In total I have traveled three times to the United States and all three times I have entered the US using VWP. Just recently I traveled for the third...
Planing a trip to Bulgaria is a round up post to keep track and save useful links before our first trip to Bulgaria. In this article you will find my basic findings on basic things like - booking a hotel in Sofia and Plovdiv, car rental at Sofia international airport. Also I will list some of the travel destinations I would love to...
This post is a round up post from our latest travels to Andalusia, region in Spain in June 2016.  It also has been our second visit to Spain, at the end of 2014 we explored another region here - Catalonia, see My Spain + Andorra Travel Guide Spain definitely is a country worth to visit and explore slowly (region after region...
I tried hard, but couldn't locate precise location or name of this Georgian enamel souvenir shop in Batumi. What I know, most probably it's located on Zviad Gamsakhurdia street in Batumi, in the Goodwill shop area. Why I believe it's worth to mention this shop? It's very good souvenir shop filled with interesting Georgian...
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 ...
Moss airport Rygge officially marks my first entry point to Norway in Summer 2016. Unfortunately, or for good,  Rygge airport has been shut down to all civilian traffic on November 1, 2016. We arrived here from Malaga by Ryanair cheap flight and stayed overnight in Oslo, to return back and have a flight to Riga next morning....
Don't be surprised of the name Katskhi, this is a church located some 2km from the famous Katskhi pillar in Georgia. The Katskhi Monastery of Nativity of the Savior, more commonly known as the Katskhi Monastery is a medieval monastery in Georgia, located in the village of Katskhi near the...
Málaga Airport, officially Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid–Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is an important airport for Spanish tourism as it is the main international airport serving the Costa del Sol. It is 8 km (5.0...
Katskhi Pillar
The Katskhi pillar is a natural limestone monolith located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. It is approximately 40 metres (130 ft) high, and overlooks the small river valley of Katskhura, a right affluent ...
Samtavisi is an eleventh-century Georgian Orthodox cathedral in eastern Georgia, in the region of Shida Kartli, some 45km from the nation’s capital Tbilisi. The cathedral is now one of the centers of the Eparchy of Samtavisi and Gori of the Georgian Orthodox Church. We discovered this church...
Traditions should be respected. For the third year in a row I have been celebrating my birthday at one of the former Soviet Union member country's capital city. Year ago, I spent awesome birthday in Tallinn (Estonia) and two years ago in Yerevan, Armenia.  It was planned to visit Minsk (Belarus) for this year, but instead of Minsk...
The Bazaleti Lake is a lake in eastern Georgia some 60 km northwest of the nation's capital Tbilisi and 5 km south of the town of Dusheti. It is used for fish culture, irrigation and recreation. The nearby village and the historical district around the lake are also known as...
El Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range located south of the city of Antequera, in the province of Málaga off the A45 road in Andalusia, Spain. It is known for its unusual landforms, and is one of the most impressive karst landscapes...
Vazha Pshavela house museum in Chargali features objects connected with life and work of well-known Georgian son and poet Vazha-Pshavela (1861-1915). Various publications of poet's works, paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs are featured here. What makes this place important? Not to mention that Vazha...
IKEA store has been opened in Vilnius city already in 2013. This place is very popular among local and neighboring shopping travelers - Belarus and Latvia. There is no surprise seeing shoppers from Belarus here, as Minsk is less than 200km from Vilnius. Latvians? Well they just love shopping in Vilnius. It was my birthday, we were at...
I'm not into bird photography at all, but idea visiting one of the Worlds largest Flamingo lagoons today sounded great. We were on our 4th or 5th day traveling around region of Andalusia in Spain. Somehow small town of Fuente de Piedra popped up in our radar (well, obliviously because of flamingos) and my first bird photography session...
Tianeti seems is not among the most popular tourism routes in Georgia, I wonder why. Day trips to Tianeti (region of Mtsketa-Mtianeti) are quite possible and really easy doable.  We agreed not to spend Saturday mornings in the search for the best breakfast menu offers among Tbilisi restaurants, but rather spend our free...
I have traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania a lot, for most of the times using Vilnius just as a transit stop. I decided to change this. It was my 31st birthday, and I opted for celebrations in Vilnius (I have a goal - to celebrate my birthday each year in one of the capitals of former Soviet Union's republics, so far I have...
Meet another cool, thus not very popular tourism object in Georgia - Ujarma Fortress, located some 45 km east from the nation's capital Tbilisi. It's believed than in the second half of the 5th century, famous Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. After...
The chances are you will love this narrow street in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania if you are an avid reader, writer or just a true hipster (OK, just joking).  "Literatu street project" - formally name of the project. The wall with mounted artworks - dedications to the literature workers in the Vilnius old town.  Literatų...
Plaza de Espana, probably is listed among the TOP 10 tourism objects to visit in Seville, Spain. The fun fact is following - I learnt the name of this place just after finished photography here and actually just by a chance asking to a passer by - what is the name of this fabulous place - the guy started laughing - I asked, you don...
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...
I had never been to this area of Georgia before, the lucky day come and I negotiated with our driver to visit town of Tianeti. It was from Tianeti driver suggested us to visit Sioni lake, or more precisely Sioni water reservoir. In short - another spectacular place to see and visit while in Georgia. I didn't find much background of...
The Vilnius TV Tower  is a 326.5 m (1,071 ft) tower in the Karoliniškės microdistrict of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is the tallest structure in Lithuania, and is occupied by the SC Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre. It was my birthday morning when by chance we made a visit to...
Georgia is well know of its unique style and design for Public service halls across the country. The most famous probably is the Tbilisi Public service hall (Ups, I don't have a separate article about it yet, but yes, there is a good reason to make one soon). I was surprised when noticed a futuristic public service hall in Tianeti (...
Kuzh park is located in town of Tianeti, Georgia. I didn't find much info about this park on internet, thus at the end of October I visited it, made some photographs and decided to extend my Georgia travel app, by adding this place on map. There is a lovely cafeteria - Vanessa located just before the entrance at this park....
I remember from a trip to Italy, once we were in Florence - we specially searched Michelangelo Square as it promised to give the most stunning views of city. In fact it did - see: Michelangelo Square in Florence, Italy. It was at the start of August (2016) we were on a birthday trip to Vilnius, and our road took us through old...
Mastis lake is located in the town of Telšiai, Lithuania. There is a dwelling houses located in the shores of lake Mastis, and seems there is a nice recreational area built closer to the Telsiai city center. View towards lake Mastis Captured from the parking lot of Guesthouse Sinchronas, we stayed here for one night in...
For the second time I felt as a real tourist in Georgia, let me explain - I have been living in Georgia for more than 5 years, thus for the past two years I'm spending Summer months in Latvia. This year we were absent from Georgia for about 6 months, and when returned - we had no choice but to travel a lot across the country, as the...
Oh, I love fresh vegetable markets, especially those located in Georgia. One of my favorite markets in Georgia is located in Telavi. I remember once I pulled our vehicle of the road near Gori, and we bough a box with tomatoes, see: Fresh Vegetable Market Near Gori Highway - amazing. In today's article I will provide some info about...