Summer in Latvia 2021 or this is how we spent an awesome one month in Latvia.
From getting a vaccine at Akropolis shopping mall in Riga to wild beaches near Pape.
From a wooden boat in Pāvilosta to yacht in Ķīšezers.
Made a ton of hyper lapses, ate a ton of birthday cakes, and more. Enjoy the video!
Here is another interesting drone video showcasing Ujarma fortress, Alazani river, and vineyards in Kakheti
More fun with a drone or a day trip to Kakheti. Ujarma Fortress, stunning views of Alazani river and of course vineyards. October 3, 2020, taken with DJI Mavic mini Music by: Scott Holmes - Storybook
I have said it already several times in the blog - day trips to the region of Kakheti are quite possible and easily done from Tbilisi
Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia
In today's article, I'll share our route details and discoveries from the latest day trip to Kakheti on October 3, 2020
We left Tbilisi and headed to Telavi via Gombori Pass, here we made a stop at Ujarma fortress were I made some cool drone photography, see: Ujarma Fortress from a drone flight, our next stop is Italian restaurant Enzo's ezo at Chateau Mere close to Telavi.
From here on we head to the Lopota lake side to find…
This is yet another roundup post listing places from our latest trip to Italy and Switzerland at the end of 2019.
Long story short - we travel to Italy's Bergamo by Ryanair from Tbilisi airport, took a rental car, and went to cool places both in Italy and Switzerland. To make it more fun we traveled together with our 16 months old toddler
Also, see my notes from the 2015/2016 travels - My Italy Travel Guide
This is a round-up post from quite an easy, about a week-long, trip to the region of Kakheti in Georgia. We did this trip at the start of June 2020, traveling by car.
We booked a stay at the famous Lopota lake resort and spa, departed in the afternoon from Tbilisi, picking up our baby girl from the preschool - first stop Telavi. Next stop Lopota lake for the next of a couple of days, enjoying a heated outdoor swimming pool and a very spacious family room. Chill and tranquil time here. On the third day made some driving to the town of Kvareli with a short stop at a small monastery to pick up…
At the start of August 2019, we traveled to Baku Azerbaijan.
For me, this was the first time in Azerbaijan. Our trip here was in the frames celebrate a birthday in one of the former Soviet Union member country capital cities, so far we have been to Yerevan, Tallinn, Vilnius, Kyiv and now Baku
To get here, we booked a train ticket from Tbilisi and traveled from Tbilisi central station. Before entering Azerbaijan we had to apply for e-visa online (which has to be done some 5 days before departure).
Now, huge was our surprise arriving in Baku and trying to buy return trains tickets to Tbilisi -…
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 photography, or at least a grill on Tbilisi apartments balcony, then this year it was completely different.
Originally it was planned to visit only lavender fields at Nukriani lavender, but then we extended this route to Dedoplis Tskaro, from here on we decided to find some local lake to take a swim, while searching for one, the car malfunctioned and it…
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 road connecting Kojori to Algeti national park up from there, and we agreed to spend one Saturday or Sunday afternoon discovering the area.
From Algeti we are already familiar with Birtvisi canyon and Algeti reservoir. A couple of months ago a friend of mine told me
Our first stop - Visitor center of Algeti National park, a quick conversation with park rangers…
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 during the checkups.
In this article, I'll share some notes from our latest trip to Baku from Tbilisi by train in the start of August 2019
Tbilisi - Baku by Train Ticket Information
It takes about an hour for the train to reach Georgia / Azerbaijan border at Gardabani. Police officers (border guards) will enter the train, collect passports and check if you…
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 in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application)
Regular street taxi will ask at least 5 manat for shorter distance drive in the city (during my short 3 days visit to Baku, I caught regular street taxis a couple of times, first one - from the Baku Railway station wanted 10 AZN to get us to the boulevard, I managed to bargain down to 8 AZN).
Next time I was…