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Kazbegi

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Batumi

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Borjomi

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Gori

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Sighnaghi

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Mts'khet'a

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Mestia

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Ananuri

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11,56,0

Vardzia

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Shatili

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Udabno

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Uplistsikhe

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Bakuriani

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Lagodekhi

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Gudauri

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T'elavi

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Ninotsminda

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K'ut'aisi

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Shuakhevi

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1,5,0

Gremi

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7,18,0

Didi Shiraki

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Akhalts'ikhe

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T'bilisi

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  • Bank of Georgia headquarters

    T'bilisi Things to Do

    The Bank of Georgia headquarters is a very unusual late Sovietunion building built for the Ministry of Highway Construction by Architect George Chakhava who was at the time also Georgia's Deputy Minister of Highway Construction. The design was probably copied from a building that was planned but not built in Prague. Locatet at 29a Gagarin Str.,...

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  • Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi

    T'bilisi Hotels

    The Courtyard Tbilisi (Marriott) is a somewhat blandly good hotel, situated in the perfect Tbilisi...

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  • No (English) name

    T'bilisi Restaurants

    This place has only a sign in Georgian writing at one of the windows, but it is good and ridiculose cheap and they have a English menue. I had cutlett (actualy more likely slighly spicy meatloaf, more correctly Bulette in German) with mashed potatoes and a quarter liter of wine for 4 Lari. Davit Aghmashenebeli Avenue 137

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Kazbegi

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  • Gergeti Sameba Church

    Kazbegi Things to Do

    To hike to the Gergeti Sameba Church you need proper hiking shoes, it can be quite slippery. If you use short cuts it will be about 3,6 km and 1 to 2 hours depending your condition. If you use the (dusty) road, 5,9 km you can use regular shoes. In case you have walking problems 4 wheel driven car, up to 7 passenger will charge 50 Lari, don't drive...

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  • Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

    Kazbegi Hotels

    Haven't stayed there yet, but plan to this summer. Everyone raves about this place, the hotel's view...

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  • Cafe 5047 m

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kazbegi Restaurants

    When i was in Kazbegi (offseason) this was the only place with more then one person inside, and it was really nice to sit in their garden in the afternoon sun, the minute the sun was down it went cold. Since i did read their food is far from beeing outstanding, I ordered one of their cheapest plates, beans, which turned out to be a substancial...

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Batumi

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  • Stalin lived here

    Batumi Off The Beaten Path

    We read in the lonely planet that Stalin lived here. We found his house at Puskin street but the museum looked closed for a long time. It is a pity because I would have loved to take a look. It seems like Stalin lost his popularity. If you want to nknwo more about him, you can always visit Gori, his birthplace in georgia.

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  • Sheraton Batumi Hotel

    Batumi Hotels

    The newly built Sheraton Batumi offers comfortable surroundings with direct beach access and...

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  • Marshrutka to trainstation

    Batumi Transportation

    We took a minibus instead of a taxi to Batumi from the trainstation which is 5 km out of town. Bus number 20 or 31 will take you there for 0,50 GEL People will try to sell you a taxi, but this is much more expensive

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Borjomi

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  • Cafe Restaurant Old Borjomi

    Borjomi Restaurants

    I went twice for dinner to the Cafe Restaurant Old Borjomi. This was mainly because I found the dining options in the town a bit limited and in Old Borjomi were always people either eating or at least having a drink.The interior of the restaurant is designed in a dark wooden style; so is the furniture. The menu offers a selection of local...

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  • Hill Side Guest House

    Borjomi Hotels

    All in all I spent 4 nights in the Hillside Guesthouse, which I mainly chose due to its good reviews...

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  • Day trip to Gori and Uplistsikhe

    Borjomi Off The Beaten Path

    As I really liked my guesthouse in Borjomi and was also a bit tired of changing accommodation on this trip, I even went on a day trip from Borjomi to Gori. The trip by minibus took about 75 Minutes and cost 5 GEL. The route is served only by a few daily minibuses. I left Borjomi at 10:45 h and returned from Gori with the last minibus at 16:15 h....

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Gori

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  • Bus to T'bilisi

    Gori Transportation

    Minibus to T'bilisi is 4 Lori, 1,5 hours, a shared Taxi is 5 Lori and1 hour (2012). The bus terminal is on Chavchavadze av. about 700 meter west of Stalin av. / Stalin Square (town hall) past the theater and a big white modern building.

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  • Bus to T'bilisi

    Gori Transportation

    Minibus to T'bilisi is 4 Lori, 1,5 hours, a shared Taxi is 5 Lori and1 hour (2012).The bus terminal is on Chavchavadze av. about 700 meter west of Stalin av. / Stalin Square (town hall) past the theater and a big white modern building.

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  • The Stalin Museum

    Gori Things to Do

    This building was erected in 1957.The main corpus is a large palazzo in Stalinist Gothic style, begun in 1951 ostensibly as a local history museum, but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953. It contains many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal effects and...

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Sighnaghi

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  • Delicious European and Georgian dishes

    Sighnaghi Restaurants

    We had dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. Before our dinner was served, they brought us a small plate of nadughi (cheese with fresh mint) and crustini bread. Then we ate the most delicious chicken Caesar salad. My husband had veal medalions in wine sauce with mushrooms -- so tasty! I had a chicken roll stuffed with sweet peppers on a pillow...

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  • Hotel Kabadoni

    Sighnaghi Hotels

    Hotel Kabadoni has large rooms with large beds, wall-to-wall carpet on the floor, sound proof walls...

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  • Check out Sighnaghi's ancient defensive...

    Sighnaghi Things to Do

    I've been wanting to walk along Sighnaghi's ancient city walls since the first time I laid eyes on them. Today, I finally had the chance to go exploring, only to find that the scrub brush and trees grow so thickly along the walls that it is impossible to actually do so. But I did have a lovely walk anyway. I walked out of Hotel Kabadoni and walked...

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Mts'khet'a

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  • Georgian Yard

    Mts'khet'a Restaurants

    The Georgian Yard is a quite nice restaurant with excellent local food and big plates. Tables inside and outside. I had Beans in a Clay Pot, Kebab and very good fried potatoes. It is located in the Asurkidze street.

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  • Good Restaurant near Svetitskhoveli...

    Mts'khet'a Restaurants

    The Georgian Yard is a quite nice restaurant with excellent local food and big plates. Tables inside and outside.I had Beans in a Clay Pot, Kebab and very good fried potatoes.It is located in the Asurkidze street.

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  • Local currency: Georgian Lari

    Mts'khet'a Local Customs

    Like many other former Soviet Republics, also Georgia is a country of cash, which means that credit cards are not as widely accepted as in Western Europe.The local currency of Georgia is the Georgian Lari (GEL), which exists in its current form since about 1995. The subunits of the Geogrian Laris are Tetri, so 1 Lari is divided into 100 Tetri. I...

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Mestia

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  • Survival Svanuri

    Mestia Local Customs

    Svanuri's (and Georgian) not the easiest language to pronounce so i'm going to transliterate it to the best of my ability.Hello: kho-cha-la-dakhThank You: eh-wa-su-kha-riPlease: KHA-ah-maYes: aah-duNo: maa-maaGood Morning/Afternoon: kho-cha-la-dakhGood Evening: kho-cha-ley-tu-jahGood Night: kho-cha-letHow Much?: ma-zoo-ha-jesh?0: mang-wesh...

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  • Be prepared to drink a lot!

    Mestia Local Customs

    The Svans have their own potent firewater called "Chacha" (approx. 60% alcohol) made from fermented apples to fermented bread to fermented herbs.They toast 3 times. Each time for a divine entity. Can't remember who they are but one of them is definitely St. George, the patron saint of their country. On one of the toast, you're invited (and...

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  • Mii Van Travel

    Mestia Transportation

    One can get to Mestia from Tbilisi and Zugdidi by a mini van. I never traveled by these means but would assume they exist. They all go via Zugdidi. The other road is from Lentechi Kutaisi but there is not regular transport going on there.

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Ananuri

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  • Caucasian Sheperd

    Ananuri General

    The last time I went to Ananuri Fortress, there were of course a handful of street dogs looking for a handout, but there was one handsome dog that followed me around the fortress keeping a watchful eye on me. He looked a lot like the Caucasian Sheperd dogs I have heard about and he was friendly and frightening at the same time.

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  • Another Beautiful View in Georgia.

    Ananuri General

    No matter what time of the year you go, you can always get great pictures of the Zhinvali Reservoir. The Zhinvali Reservoir was created in 1986 when the built the Zhinvali Dam. Originally the Zhinvali Dam was supposed to be much larger, which would have flooded the Ananuri Fortress. Luckily Georgian citizens protested the proposal to such an extent...

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  • New Restaurant near Ananuri Fortress

    Ananuri Restaurants

    This is a beautiful, modern restaurant, built to look like a castle, and overlooking the Zhinvali Reservoir. It has at least four levels of dining areas, both indoors and out, plus a beautiful front yard with a waterfall and more eating areas on a scenic overlook deck and some little cabannas. The food was decent, the prices inexpensive, the...

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Vardzia

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  • Do not visit before May!

    Vardzia Tourist Traps

    I was in Georgia at the end of April 2011 and planned to visite Vardzia. The monastery complex stands between 1500 and 1700 meters of elevation in southern Georgia. We went to several other places in the country and found that everywhere, there was a lot of snow remaining at 1200 meters. I got several advices that said that it might be possible to...

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  • white minibus to Vardzia

    Vardzia Transportation

    The minibus comes from Tbilisi, ,,Didube" station,every day at 10 o'clock.It arrives there at 3 o'clock and comes back to Tbilisi the other day,at 9:20.Price:15 lari. The bus is comfortable. Drivers name is Alex. phone: 899 74 99 73.

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  • Visit Khertvisi Castle

    Vardzia Things to Do

    It is built on a cliff where two rivers join. From the 10th century. Inside you will only find cows and smell some of their products. No entrance, no other tourists. It's next to the road between Vardzia and Akhaltsikhe

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Shatili

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  • Abudelauri lakes

    Shatili Things to Do

    It's not really Shatili. But this is between Shatili and Tbilisi . Khevsureti turn is on the way to Ananuri,but before it. Rough roads, but beautiful and exiting ! Sometimes dangerous, but still exiting ! You just need to pray that there will not be another car on your way :))) Well, it takes 3 hours drive from Tbilisi to the small village Roshka,...

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  • Khevsureti region - Shatili and Mutso

    Shatili General

    Towers are just spectacular!!! Small village Shatili is only 150 km away from Tbilisi, but the roads are so rough, you must be a professional driver to get to the point safe. During the winter roads are closed . It is accessable only from first weeks of the May. It took us 6 hours to get there, but with the stops on the way. Place is...

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  • Shatili

    Shatili Things to Do

    Shatili was built in the VIII century. In this village-fortress dwelling houses and towers are situated on the stone. Nowadays there are small hotels in some of the towers.There is Mutso fortress in 12 km from Shatili. The tourists have an opportunity to see the both places at a day.Shatili is going to be included on World Heritage list.

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Udabno

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  • Inexpensive, reliable taxi option to...

    Udabno Transportation

    I shared a taxi from Tbilisi to Davit Gareja with a couple of other travellers. It cost us a very reasonable 50 US dollars (85 lari or so at the latest rate) so less than 30 lari each. We were picked up from where we all stayed in Tbilisi, taken to DG in a reasonably sturdy 4WD Subaru, and guided round for a couple of hours or maybe a bit more,...

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  • private car 120 lari for 3 people

    Udabno Transportation

    i used the services of Nana Kokiashvili (see my Sighnaghi page). Her husband took us from Sighnaghi to Davit Gareji, waited for over 2 hours, and then left us in T’bilisi, for the cost of 120 lari. I think it was reasonable, since:- the whole thing started at 9 in the morning and we jumped off in T’bilisi around 3 pm- we also had a 30 minutes stop...

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  • One Third of Jerusalem (legend)

    Udabno General

    For centuries David-Gareji has been a significant religious and cultural centre. Pilgrims of various nationalities used to visit it and Georgian kings and noblemen showed Gareji monasteries special attention because the legend said that one third of Jerusalem’s spiritual treasure was kept there. According to this legend, Davit travelled to...

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Uplistsikhe

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  • Blowing sand, slippery surfaces, and...

    Uplistsikhe Warnings and Dangers

    Just so you know... the Uplistsikhe caves were carved out of a sandstone massif, which means there is a lot of sand around that gets whipped up if there is wind. If you wear contacts bring eye drops and contact solution, or glasses in case sand gets in your eyes. I've also heard that if it rains the stone and the wooden stairs that you walk on...

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  • Driving to the caves of Uplistsikhe

    Uplistsikhe Transportation

    There are basically two ways to get to Uplistsikhe if you are driving there on your own. There is the E60/S1 highway to the north, and the Zahesi-Mtskheta-Kavtiskhevi-Gori road to the south. The E60/S1 highway is probably your most efficient route. From the E60/S1 highway, go south through Gori. Uplistsikhe is approximately 14 km from the center of...

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  • Climb up to the Caves of Uplistsikhe

    Uplistsikhe Things to Do

    Uplistsikhe comes from the words uplis (meaning ruler) and tsikhe (meaning fortress), so Uplistsikhe basically means "fortress of the ruler". It may have been lived in earlier than 1000 BC. The complex of Uplistsikhe covers a slope and the top of a sandstone massif at the edge of the Mtkvari river. It's hard to tell if caves naturally existed in...

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Bakuriani

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  • Sparse

    Bakuriani Restaurants

    If one expects to find restaurants in Bakuriani, stay in Tblisi. Meals are served in the hotels around the town. The only restaurant I found independent of hotels had inedible food. And if you are looking for nightlife, don't. Bakuriani is great for skiing, snowmobiling, and meeting very friendly people. That should be one's focus.

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  • Ski like the Georgians do!

    Bakuriani Sports & Outdoors

    Children and adults can enjoy themselves, even those who are not so sportive can relax at the many apres-ski cafe's, take a ride on a snowscooter or horsecarriage. There are 2 small ski-lifts near to the town and 1 longer ski-lift that ends on a 2150m high summit. This skilift is very modern. Rental shops are all over the place, also right at the...

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  • Authentic Georgian food at high altitude

    Bakuriani Restaurants

    We ate in the spring of 2008 at this typical Georgian restaurant, which is situated on the main road in the city center, just across the road from the tourist information centre. I didn't see many restaurants in Bakuriani when we we were walking there. I assume many hotels will serve their clients homemade food if asked. Some hotelowners may serve...

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Lagodekhi

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  • Meteo Station

    Lagodekhi Things to Do

    Meteo station is the place which was actively used by the scientists in the Soviet times for carrying out various scientific researches and observations. The location is remarkable by the fact that at the time being this is the only structure on the territory of Lagodekhi Protected Area giving an opportunity for an overnight. The place gives a very...

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  • Sali Kldeebis Tba (Sheer Rocks Lake)

    Lagodekhi Things to Do

    I would name this lake as a major attraction of Lagodekhi Protected Area. It is located within 25 km walking distance from the base (Lagodekhi Protected Area Administration Building). The lake is located at the border with Russia. Half of it actually is located in Russia though unlike many places noone is standing at the border (at least we could...

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