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I travel frequently and I love to write about my travels. In this section you will find some of my travel notes.

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Weekend trip to Dedoplis Tskaro and nearby vicinity

This is a round-up post from a very easy weekend trip to Dedoplis Tskaro and the nearby vicinity. We did this trip the end of June 2019, traveling by car. It was actually Summer Solstice if other years we had a large fire and amazing sunset...

Daytrip to Manglisi

Originally it was planned as a day trip to Dashbashi canyon near Tsalka, but at the end, we reached Buratino lake near Manglisi. Let me explain, the previous week we headed up to Tskneti and further to Kojori, but discovered there is a...

Georgia / Azerbaijan Border Crossing by train (Gardabani / Boyuk Kasik)

When traveling by train from Tbilisi to Baku, there are two border checkpoints (one in Georgia, and one in Azerbaijan)  - the total border crossing procedure can take around 2 hours (an hour for each side) and you can stay inside the train...

How to Get around in Baku by using Taxi Mobile Application Bolt

There is a very convenient way of getting around in Baku by taxi using mobile application Bolt (formerly known as Taxify). The best, if you have already installed Bolt for some other city, it will work internationally.  How to Get around...

Planing a trip to Azerbaijan: How to get a Prepaid SIM Card with Internet

I traveled to Azerbaijan for about 3 days in August 2019, our final destination was the capital city of Baku. One of the reasons I was looking for prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan is quite simple - to call a taxi from mobile application....

Weekend trip to Batumi and other cool places in Georgia

This is a round-up post for places we visited and discovered during our latest weekend trip to Batumi and nearby seaside towns at the end of April 2019. During this trip, we stayed at two 5-star hotels (Georgia Palace hotel in Kobuleti and...

About Buta Airways Baku - Tbilisi fight

Buta Airways is an Azerbaijani low-cost virtual carrier, headquartered in Baku, with its primary operational base at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Azerbaijan Airlines. We fled with...

Tbilisi - Baku by Train Ticket Information

At the end of June 2019, I finally bought train tickets Tbilisi - Baku for early August 2019. I have plans to spend my 34th birthday in Baku, Azerbaijan.  The train is departing Tbilisi daily at 20:35 and arriving in Baku at 08:50, In total it...

Weekend Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Weekend trip to Kiev, Ukraine is a short recap of my 32 birthday celebrations back in 2017. In short, we booked a central hotel in the city center, used local taxi's a lot, traveled forth and back to the distant neighborhoods, and tried a lot of...

3 Weeks in Crete (Complete Itinerary list)

This is a round-up post for our 3 weeks trip to Crete, Grece in June 2017, listing most of the places (tourism objects, hotels, restaurants and more) In short, we fled from Tbilisi via Athens to Chania, see About Tbilisi - Athens -...

Remote Island of Racha

When talking about Georgia you might think of places like sunny slopes of Tbilisi, seaside of Batumi, vineyards of Kakheti, white snowy caps of Svaneti, delicious cuisine of Imereti and so on and so on. Without any doubt, Georgia, despite being a...

Georgia's Island of Mystery - Tusheti

Nowadays Georgia is considered to be a European country with an admixture of its ancient culture that is cherished by every single citizen. People of different nationalities can be found not only in the capital – Tbilisi, but in many other big and...

Sri Lanka Trip Planning - Obtain Visa Online - Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

Planing our holiday season for 2017/2018, we decided to travel to Sri Lanka, a country in continent, neither me nor my partner, never have been before. This should be one of the most epic trips and many cool photo stories to be developed on this...

Souvenir Guide - What to Buy in Tbilisi

Georgia has already gained an extremely popular reputation among densely-visited tourist countries. Days spent in Georgia no matter what time of the year it is will never fade away from your memory. The name of the country itself sounds as the title...

Winter tours in Georgia: Gudauri Bakuriani

Winter time is always exciting because it associates with New Year and Christmas preparations. Starting from childhood we believed that miracles happen around this season and any activity you are engaged in leads you to some kind and fairy...

From Kazbegi Region through the Valley of Truso

North-East of Georgia is genuinely a mountainous region also known as Mtskheta-Mtianeti. This name can be translated as ‘Mtskheta in the Mountains’. Still, locals got used calling the territory ‘Kazbegi Region’ as if paying tribute to the famous...

Explore the beauty of Georgian Black Sea resort towns

Summertime motivates adventure-seekers to pack handbags and grab their piles of bright ideas and high expectations in order to make holiday dreams come true. Exotic country of Georgia offers a big variety of sunny resorts where one can have a...

Tranquil Adventures in Borjomi

When traveling to Georgia people can easily differentiate busy cities from rural towns. Loaded roads of, for example, Tbilisi and Batumi altogether with endless shop windows create and image of modern cities whereas resorts like Bakuriani or Surami...

Top attractions In Kutaisi and nearby vicinity

Republic of Georgia can be called a country with Western and Eastern ‘lungs’ as long as its two busiest and biggest cities are scattered in the opposite directions of the country. Many tourists haven’t seen Georgia beyond its Eastern center –Tbilisi...

About Night Life in Tbilisi

Any city looks different when the night falls and the muffled lights are sparkling in the yellow rays of lampions. Level of intimacy is at its highest and you just have to dissolve into the dark. Tbilisi is extremely beautiful at night as all its...

About Tbilisi - Athens - Chania (Greece) flight by Aegean Airlines

There is a pretty convenient option when traveling from Tbilisi to the island of Crete (Greece), probably there are some direct charter flights, but at the start of June we opted for a connecting flight Tbilisi - Athens - Chania by Aegean...

What to do and see in Istanbul in less than 24 hours

So you have just 24 hours for Istanbul? In this short indie travel guide, I will list places you could easily manage to visit and see in less than 24 hours.  My story short - at the end of May we booked connecting flight from Riga to Tbilisi,...

3 day leisure trip to Germany (The Mossel Valley)

This is a round up post about our latest travel to Germany, at the end of May 2017. Our trip started at Dortmund airport, were we got a nice Nissan X-trail rental car from Hertz (about EUR 250 for 4 days). Although I've traveled to Germany...

Planing a trip to Greece: How to get a Prepaid SIM Card with Internet

I traveled to Greece for about 2 weeks in June 2017, our final destination was island of Crete. One of the reasons I was looking for prepaid sim card in Greece is simple - for navigation (Google maps helps a lot). From my previous experience...

Weekend trip to Telavi (Georgia) and Vicinty

This is a short recap article about our latest trip to the region of Kakheti in Western Georgia, during a weekend trip we stayed in a lovely Chataeu Mere hotel near Telavi and explored nearby vicinity. We did this trip as indie travelers, first...

10 Day Business / Leisure Trip to the United States (New York & Philadelphia)

A short 10 day trip to the United States, visiting 3 states (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)  Long story short - I had to fly to the United States for one reason - opening a bank account (see: How To Open A Bank Account in U.S., As...

Cheap Direct London Luton - Kutaisi (Georgia) Flights

For a very long time there were no direct flight connection between United Kingdom and Georgia, leaving travelers from UK to choose layovers in other European cities. But now it has been changed for  good. Now, if you are looking for a direct...

Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Long story short - we had a chance to spend in Kiev couple of hours, during our latest flight Tbilisi - Kiev - New York city, after our flight was delayed for about 10 hours at Kiev's Borispol airport we decided to use these...

About Tbilisi - Kiev - New York Flight by Ukrainian Airlines

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...

Travel To The United States Without Visa - Visa Waiver Program / ESTA

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...