We had a chance to spend two full weeks in Tbilisi, for that we are very thankful to our good Georgian friend, and we fell in love with the city. Tbilisi is lively, gorgeous, old and new, full of opportunities, hidden gems and culture. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend there but want to get as much from the city as possible – visit these 5 great places, which allow you to feel the spirit of Tbilisi.
Uplistsikhe, also known as the “Lord’s Fortress” – an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia – is one of those places where the beauty of nature is accompanied with a wonder created by humans.
I had the greatest trip from Tbilisi to Armenia’s capital Yerevan – went there by a huge truck, which was kind of an entertainment by itself. But that wasn’t the only cool part of this roadtrip – I was quite excited to cross the Georgian – Armenian border on foot as I’d never crossed borders this way before.
If you are travelling from Georgia to Armenia (or the other way around), most probably you will go through a Sadakhlo border point. Continue reading “Going from Georgia to Armenia. The Sadakhlo Experience”
Borjomi is a small resort town situated in a scenic canyon in the Kura river. As the name reveals, it is also the homecity of Borjomi mineral water, which you can taste straight from the spring there – it is salty and warm and definitely not something you usually drink. If you are looking for a day of relaxation, a visit to the charming city park and chilling in the pool filled with natural hot volcanic spring water would be a great idea. But what we had in mind was a little bit more adventurous.
We got up as the sun filled our room with light, looked through the window and caught a sight of our day’s destination – the Shkhara mountain’s glacier. Shkhara is the highest point in Georgia and one of the highest peaks in the whole Caucasus mountain range. Needless to say, it is a marvelously looking wonder of nature.
One early and bright summer morning in Tbilisi I woke up after a good night’s sleep and decided to visit the mountainous Svaneti region, which I heard was stunningly picturesque. Went to the Vagzali bus station where the intercity marshrutkas are waiting for travellers and at 7 o’clock me and my boyfried were already setting off to an adventure.
Built in the 4th century and now restored to its previous glory, Nekresi monastery complex presents you with beautiful views of Alazani valley and a glimpse of unique early Georgian architecture.
During my trip to Georgia, I got to know what Kakheti has to offer quite well, as I had a chance to go on a great roadtrip around the region. I’ve seen so many churches, monasteries and other heritage sites that after a while some of them began to look exactly the same to me. It’s never a good sign to lose sense of excitement while travelling, so I created a list of my favorite places which are most worthy of your visit, to my mind.
The methaphore of the “gem” is widely used by travel writers to illustrate the exceptional beauty of the places they visited. Speaking of Georgia, beauty of this land lies not only within the amazing nature landscapes and unique architecture but even more within the hospitality and warmth of its people – so much that even calling it a “gem” doesn’t cover how much I fell in love with the country. Continue reading “The gem of South Caucasus – Georgia”