31 Shanidze st, Tbilisi, 0008, Georgia
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Samegrelo house (19th century)
Carving around main door
Any opinion on Betsy's Hotel ?
Does anyone know about Betsy's Hotel? It gets both rave reviews for service, security and the views from the rooms but not such good reviews for the location - up a steep hill and at the end of the tourist area.
It's charm sees to be its boutique nature.
Re: Any opinion on Betsy's Hotel ?
to get there is a bit tough... though location is very good with an overview of the city. Taxi is not very expensive - 2-3 dollars to the oldtown where majority of sightseings are located. so... u decide...
Travel Tips for T'bilisi
Internet including a Tbilisi Metro Map
If you walk down Rustaveli avenue you will come across an alleyway marked with an internet sign. It is about a 5 to 8 minute walk past the McDonalds and Cinema (keep to the right side). If you see an English sign go down the alleyway and it is on the right side. They have excellent internet facilities plus they will print you off a much needed Tbilisi Metro Map in Georgian and English for 1.5 Lari. Very useful!
Avoiding Discussions about Russia
Russian and Georgian relations are at an all-time low (as of May 2007) and the subject of Russia, particularly their involvement in the civil unrest in South Ossetia, is an extremely sensitive subject. Avoid discussions and, if neccessary, broach them with extreme diplomacy and understanding.
Acharan Khachapuri - oven baked cheese pie where raw eggs are added after beeing pulled out of the oven. They are cooked on a simmering bed of cheese
You have to try them with a cup of tea..mmmmph mmmmph mmmmph ....
The Backstreets of Old Tbilisi Pt. 2
After the advent of the so called "Rose Revolution", 23rd November 2003, political cronism was adrubtly brought to an end in the country of Georgia. After ten years as the country's leader Eduard Shevardnadze was toppled from his podium. Evident in the streets today remain graffiti reminders of his time in power.
the train we didn't take
The train we didn't take is the one traveling to Erevan in Armenia, because we discovered that you need to have an Armenian visa in hand, as none are issued on the border where the train stops...
Still, we had to go look at it, at least. An old blue train that we did not regret giving it a miss. Quaint, I would say, unless you travel it.
As far as I know the train leaves every second day in the afteroon, arriving at Erevan the following morning (very slow train)
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