Georgia Tourist Traps

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Georgia Tourist Traps

  • Beware of Highlander Travel in Georgia

    I must warn fellow travelers of this local travel agency, Highlander Travel (www.highlander.ge) because, in my experience, they are not to be trusted. When I arrived in Mestia, the starting point of the tour we had arranged, no one appeared and my guide-to-be was not available until a week later.Luckily I was helped by the owners of the guesthouse...

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  • David (Dato) Alania - is the worst guide...

    David (Dato) Alania is the worst guide ever, according to my friends who traveled with him for 10 days. He is not a real guide, they were lost in the mountains because of him. Instead of staying a night in Tbilisi like they agreed, he dragged them to Hazbegi in the night, the arrived to Hazbegi only at 4 AM!!! Didn't know anything about anything....

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  • Armenian cognac and honey

    Georgian border police would confiscate any amount exceeding 1 bottle of Armenian cognac and 1 jar of honey when you enter Georgia. While I would speculate the reasoning for the Armenian cognac, which competes with Georgian wines, I’m not sure why honey. I do not know to what extend the above applies to crossing by train, but it may be less of a...

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  • Languge barrier

    Not only that Georgian language is impossible to understand, as words don’t sound familiar at all, but also the letters are completely hermetic, so that you won’t have the slightest idea of what’s written. I imagined I however will be able to memorise and later on identify at least the town names, to help me choose the right marshrutka in the bus...

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  • Tbilisi taxi drivers

    There aren't that many tourists in Tbilisi, so there aren't many traps. But some taxi drivers will try to overcharge you if they think they can get away with it. Foreigners already pay more for taxis than locals, but you shouldn't pay more than 2 Laris for a trip within Tbilisi (not counting to the airport). When you get out, just firmly hand the...

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  • davit gareja

    tours from Tbilisi to David Gareja are expensive, especially for one person. The cheapest I found was with GeorgiCa Travel at $130. HOWEVER it turned out this took me only to the one, most accessible, monastery which is in use. The ruined sites a scramble away were off the agenda. The people were nice, the guide spoke excellent english and was very...

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  • TAXI MAFIA

    As in many countries also in Georgia the taxi drivers are terrible.They want make a bargain with a tourist.Some take night tarifs. Some drive without taxameter.Some drive with false taxemeter Pay the price and don't be angry it is your own fault.Think a Taxi in London would have cost me a fortune it has been pricy here!!?? DON'T USE TAXISIf you...

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  • Does it look like tourist trap...

    Does it look like tourist trap now? Picture taken 2000, May - that is 8 years after the war. This building used to be the center of curortian area..

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