gangs of kids and taxi drivers
Overall batumi like rest of georgia is very much safe.however be vary of gangs of kids especially by seafront as they may try and shake u down for a couple of lari.best to walk on and ignore them.also taxi drivers can be aggressive if u refuse theur offers especially if getting off a marshrutka from say tbilisi
Batumi at night
The park behind the beach is a great place to walk in daylight, but once you've taken enough photos of those stunning Batumi sunsets, it is probably best to make your way back into town before it gets too dark. With no streetlights, the park is incredibly dark, and as with all dark places the world over, better to play safe than sorry.
Careful with who you befriend
Ý'm not saying you should be rude to locals in a country lýke Georgia, but be aware that there are many people who want your money. Judge me as you wýll, I'm just going to tell you what happened to me and my friend in Bat'umi. Being young and naive, we wanted to go party on the beach. Well, a friendly young man came to talk to us. He introduces us to his frýends and all is well. Durýng this týme, we've been drinking. We try to leave and they follow us. They tell us the police are coming and shove us in a doorway. Then they robbed us at knifepoýnt. Thýs applies here as it does anywhere: Don't get too cozy with people you dont know...
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