Georgia Warnings and Dangers

  • Construction site on the Georgian Military Highway
    Construction site on the Georgian...
  • Slow bus on the Georgian Military Highway
    Slow bus on the Georgian Military...
  • Cows on the Georgian Military Highway
    Cows on the Georgian Military Highway

Georgia Warnings and Dangers

  • Traffic

    I dont exactly know if this is a danger or adrenalin. Georgians drive fast and dont keep the rules so much. On the other hand i havent seen any car accidents. I guess because they dont keep the rules, they are ready for anything and they react very fast. Anyways, it is unforgettable experience.


    OK. This can be a little confusing. The Emergency Phone Numbers in Georgia are: Fire Department: 011Police: 022Ambulance: 033Alternatively you can ring 022 and speak with the Police to arrange any needed support. The Police are huge in number in this country and they always look like they are looking for something to do. Save this tip and print it...

  • marshrutka timetable

    Marshrutkas do not have a timetable, they only leave when full. Far from being a danger, this may mean that the departure time you’ve been told by the driver may be postponed with one or even 2 hours, should passengers fail to arrive.On the other hand, it may be useful you arrive at least a half an hour before the “scheduled” departure and secure a...

  • the Lonely Planet

    I have this tip on my Tbilisi page as well. Just be aware that the LP is way, way, way off for this destination. Your best bet for travel in Georgia, is checking with VT, especially with people who live there or have just returned.If you want more info on this, check my Warning or Danger tip for Tbilisi....and good luck!

  • Danger Areas

    Georgia is just coming out of a very long and painful sleep but there are still places in the country are not safe for foreigners such as Abkhazia, Svaneti is bad in areas as well the obvious areas near Dagestan and Chechnya. Please use common sense when travelling to the northern areas of Georgia as I ve been told things can get out of hand in a...

  • Marshrutka madness

    Most of the transport in Georgia is done in one way or another by this minivans called marshrutkas and they have their good and bad points. Their good points are that they are much faster than normal buses as well as they dont stop nearly as often along the route. The bad points being that they are crammed and speed excessively running the risk of...

  • georgian roads.

    some of the georgian roads are fine and some are in a terrible prepared for a bit of everything when travelling the country.if you travel by bicycle like me, then make sure you have good tyres.

  • Be Smart in Georgia, just like anywhere...

    To those of you considering a trip to the Republic of Georgia, I whole-heartedly encourage you to go. It is a wonderful country with a rich history and (mostly) friendly people. What I have to say here are just a few phrases concerning basic travel safety while in Georgia. Tblisi is a very wonderful city with numerous sites to see, great...

  • Overeating and overdrinking!!!

    Overeating and overdrinking!!! Georgian food is excellent, and people are very generous, so if you are invited to eat with someone, be prepared to get very full! And no meal is worth eating if it doesn't come with wine or cognac. Georgia has a tradition of toasting, and anything can be used for an excuse for a toast. There is a certain etiquette to...

  • Dangerous places

    Certain areas are quite dangerous, notably Abkhazia (the area around Sukhumi in the north-west of Georgia) which has effectively broken away. I was warned off visiting Svaneti and South Ossetia too, and many people told me of the dangers of travelling alone along the Georgian Military Highway to Kazbegi...but because the people from Tbilisi seem so...

  • Traffic police, border guards and other...

    One problem is the traffic police...they do not get paid regularly, so they have to top-up their almost non-existant salary by stopping cars for 'traffic offences'. Male drivers can't do much about this other than pay and treat it as a sort of raod tax, but female drivers are not stopped as often. My host's sister-in-law had the interesting...

  • I've talked to one acquatance...

    I've talked to one acquatance who has been there in 2000 during a couple of times. Some pics on this page is his with his permission. When I asked about the situation he answered that 'not bad.. but worse than in Russian province' .. boy, I'd say it's very bad then! :( Thus, he also said that it's beginning to improve little by little. But it's not...

  • Of all the road trips I've...

    Of all the road trips I've made all over the world, the most dangerous one is the transfer by car from the capital city of Tbilisi and Kutaisi. No laws, no rules apply - the Georgian drivers seem to have no sense for dangerous situations at all.

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  • Jul 2, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    money exchange trap! there is a small money exchange shop in Pushikin street, (walking from freedom square, on your left hand side, about 3 minutes walk from the square), NOT the one with electronic boardi showing price, this cheating shop is just a few steps before that one). it showed very good rate in a plastic board, but when you exchange, they try to confuse you with counting non-simple numbers, and ask you to sign, then you will find they charge you 9.5 per cent for commission!!!

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