Travels

Weekend trip to Batumi from Tbilisi by Train

In this article, I will share notes and points of interest from our latest trip to Batumi during the Orthodox Easter 2022. We were traveling from Tbilisi Railway station by train, paying GEL 25 for a seat in second class (The price for the seat in…

Daytrip to Gori (and not because of the Stalin's museum)

At the end of January 2022, after just returning from Sri Lanka we decided to take an easy weekend trip to Gori in Georgia. I have a good friend David living in Gori. After a quick WhatsApp chat, we agreed to have some nice dinner at Villa Park Gori…

36 Reasons to Visit Georgia and Tbilisi

In this article, I've listed 36 awesome places to visit in Georgia, Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, and more. These are the places I've actually visited and discovered for the first (Well most of them) back in 2021. From abandoned Russian airfields in the…

Kazbegi trip / Offroad version

I've been traveling to Kazbegi and the region several times, but just recently I started discovering other cool places like Juta or Truso valley. It was at the end of July 2021 we just returned from Latvia, when an ex-pat German friend offered to…

Weekend trip to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe

Weekend trips to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe are quite possible and easily doable.  I just love to visit Borjomi an area during the fall season, the scenery can turn very spectacular, leaves are turning yellow, orange.. see Autumn in Borjomi So did…

Another Daytrip to Kakheti in Georgia

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…

Italy/Switzerland Travel Guide

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…

Week long trip to Kakheti in Georgia (Lopota Lake, Kvareli)

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…

Top 13 Luxury Hotels in Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano is a tranquil city located in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine…

Top 10 Hotels in Bergamo (Italy)

If there is a good reason to visit Bergamo in Italy's region of Lombardy, then exploring the old town, city walks and architecture are the top 3 reasons according to Booking.com Another reason you might find yourself in Bergamo is if you are…

Weekend trip to Baku, Azerbaijan

At the start of August 2019, we traveled to Baku Azerbaijan. For me, this was my 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…

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 road…

Top Gurjaani Hotels & Guest Houses

If there is a good reason to visit Gurjaani in Georgia's region of Kakheti, then tranquility, family-friendly trips, and clean air are the top 3 reasons according to Booking.com Gurjaani is situated in the fertile Alazani Plain, at 415 m above sea…

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 Castello…

Easy Weekend trip to Kakehti in Georgia

This is a short recap of our travels to the region of Kakheti in September 2017. I've got many times asked this question - what's the best time to visit Georgia? In short - it depends. Among the many reasons to visit Georgia, I would recommend it…

Top 5-star Luxury Hotels in Belek (Antalya /All - Inclusive)

Belek is a popular travel destination in Turkey's Antalya province.  Also, the town is one of the centers of Turkey's tourism industry and is as such home to more than thirty four-star and five-star hotels and other accommodation, services, and …

Day trip To Tsalka and nearby Villages

Originally it was planned as a two day trip to Ninotsminda in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti.  For the first day, it was planned to make stops at Tsalka reservoir, Paravani lake with an overnight in Ninotsminda.  For the second day, there were…

Tbilisi for kids (17 Places to Visit)

Shopping, eating ice cream, spending time outdoors or at cool amusement parks. Tbilisi has a lot to offer for both grownups and their offsprings. Keep reading to find more about 17 kid-friendly places in Tbilisi April 1st marks already the eighth…

Day trip to Sighnaghi and Back

Day trips to Sighnaghi (or any other destination in the region of Kakheti, Georgia) are quite possible, in the past, I have already covered few routes to consider, like Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia or Day trip to David Gareji monastery complex and…

Top 5-star hotels in Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana took over the role of the capital city from Almaty (the largest city) in December 1998. Now, it is undergoing a transformation costing billions of dollars, where top international architects assist in trying to make Astana a worthy capital -…

Top 5-star hotels in Tashkent

Tashkent is a very Soviet city that has little remaining from its ancient Central Asian past. The city has a mixture of modern new office buildings, hotels, parks, and crumbling Soviet-style apartment blocks.  Over the last few years, the Uzbek…

Day trip to Bolnisi and nearby vicinity

Day trips to Bolnisi and region of Kvemo Kartli are quite possible and easy done from Tbilisi.  In the mid-December, we bought an SUV VW Touareg car and it was just the right time to put it on the test, so we decided to make a day trip to some easy…

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Borjomi

Borjomi is a popular resort town in Georgia. The most popular recreation season probably here is during the Summer. Local tourists from Georgia and international tourists from Russia, Poland, Israel and lately from the Arab countries make the…

Top Hotels in Baltezers, Latvia

Baltezers is a popular recreational village located in Ādaži Municipality some 17 km from Riga city center. The place is popular among tourists from the close neighboring countries like Estonia and Lithuania (because of Via Baltic road) and also for…

Weekend Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Weekend trip to Kyiv, 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 - Chania (Greece)…

Top hotels in Rustavi, Georgia

Rustavi cannot be proud of having top luxury hotels, like the one you can find in Georgian resort towns of Bakuriani, Gudauri, Batumi or the nation's capital Tbilisi. The reason probably is plain simple - the close distance to Tbilisi city. On the…

Top 3 Things to do in Kazdanga, Latvia

I first discovered the small Latvian town Kazdanga back in the Summer of 2015, since then I've returned here many times. Kazdanga is located near the motorway P117 some 9 km from the Aizpute and 167 km from Riga. In today's article, I decided to…

Top 14 Luxury 5-star hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also…