Georgia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Experience Tbilisi off the beaten track – a guide for wanderers

When I go places I try to blend in with the locals and do things the locals do, rather than going to all the must-see places. Here is my more local tourist guide to Tbilisi: Where to stay If you are up for exploring Tbilisi, I would recommend staying in Rustavelli area. Why? It is one of the most central areas in Tbilisi and cafes/ shops/ museums/Old town are at your easy reach. No hassle. How to get around Public Transport in Tbilisi Be like a local and use public transport. Metro is super convenient, departs every 4 minutes and […]
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Sulfur Baths in Tbilisi is a must-do thing in Georgia

To be honest, before coming to Georgia, I and my friends did not even know that Tbilisi is famous for its Sulfur baths. We discovered them during our walk around the city. Without any hesitation, we decided to try them. Now I am glad to share personal experience and give advice on how to make your stay there more pleasant. How to get there? What kind of additional services are provided? Which bathhouse to select? — these and many other questions are covered below. The location The baths are located in the old part of Tbilisi, at the foot of […]
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A day trip to the ancient cave village of Vardzia, Georgia

When one hears the words “cave” and “village”, one might first think about the well-known region of Cappadocia. We took the chance to visit, arguably, the least-known cave village in the world — Vardzia in the country of Georgia. In this article, I will share my personal experience, recommendations and tips for visiting the mysterious cave village, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage.   A brief introduction to Vardzia The cave monastery of Vardzia is located beside the over 1500 kilometres long Kura river in Southern Georgia. Built during the 12th century, Vardzia accommodated up to 40,000 people and […]
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Gorgeous Georgia, short gateway to Tbilisi

It was quite a surprise for me to discover that I’ve got a few days off in my busy schedule. I found it an excellent opportunity to finally realize my small dream and visit Georgia – the country famous for its beautiful nature and friendly people. I immediately booked my tickets and the next day flew from Dubai to Tbilisi. The flight isn't longer than three hours. I spent two wonderful days in the city and I'm planning another trip to Tbilisi soon. Georgia has stolen my heart forever! It was early June. The weather was perfect: sunny and not too hot yet. […]
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5 Things To Do in Borjomi, Georgia

If you have been to Georgia, you must have seen the bottles of mineral water with the label Borjomi. You might have even bought and tried it. Since I became familiar with this name, I decided to visit this little town during winter time. Indeed, it is not only home to the healing mineral springs but it is also a small winter wonderland. If you think you’re going to get bored in this small resort town, read first the list below that I have created to serve as your guide in Borjomi. 5 things to do in Borjomi 1. Visit […]
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Tbilisi, a hipster’s heaven – here’s 4 reasons why!

Taking advantage of Georiga’s 12-month visa-free travel policy, and it’s relatively ‘warm’ winter, I decided to unpack my backpack and settle in the decaying city of Tbilisi for seven weeks. Trudging up the cobblestone road to my hostel, I realised almost immediately that this little heard of city was bursting with culture and personality. The narrow streets were lined with ancient trees and small businesses touting fresh fruit, vegetables, and recycled clothes. Off coloured paint was peeling from the terrace buildings propped up by reinforced steel and a desire to preserve the beauty of the old. The young people, conscious […]
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The Allure Of Caucasus Region – Exploring Svaneti

If you are interested in visiting the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe – Ushguli and experiencing the ancient Georgian culture this article is just for you! Even before starting your trip, keep in mind, you are already a member of a huge Georgian family. Interesting Facts Preserved by its long isolation, upper lands of Georgia's alpine region of Svaneti were recognized by UNESCO as an “exceptional example of mountain scenery with medieval-type villages and tower-houses”. When someone recalls Svaneti, the first thing that comes to my mind is “Koshki” (emblem of the region). These defensive and living stone towers were mainly constructed in the 9th-12th centuries.              The […]
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The Romance of Old Tbilisi

Tbilisi to explore I often get confused when it comes to Tbilisi, I don’t really know what on to concentrate – modern buildings which do not really fit the capital (in my opinion, of course) or truly amazing architecture and underground of this city. I usually choose following the street spirits that lead me to the heart and romance of Old Tbilisi. In this article, I will try to show you the beauty and charming face of this city. The capital of Georgia is so chaotic and peaceful at the same time. Despite the noise, terrible traffic and some crazy […]
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GEORGIA: DID YOU KNOW THE FIFTH SEASON EXISTS

I was happy to be born in country, which has four seasons. Change of autumn, winter, spring and summer is one of biggest joys in Lithuania for me. Of course, I could never imagine that fifth season exists. Until this summer. Now I know what means to spend your days in the fifth season. If you ever wondered about it, continue reading, I will happily share my experience with you. Me in the fifth season WHERE THE HELL IS FIFTH SEASON? We distinguish summer because of its hot days. We feel winter because of cold wind and snow falling down. […]
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Batumi, here we go : western+eastern=amazing!

What do you know about Georgia? For me, before I came here it was a mysterious land famous for its wine, national songs and unbelievably difficult language. Not expecting anything special I crossed the Russian-Georgian border and… stayed here for half a year! This amazing country turned out to be home for one of the most hospitable nations, thousands of magnificent landscapes, tastiest fruits and vegetables throughout whole year and much much more… Now I want to tell a bit about third biggest city in Georgia – Batumi, that is not truly Georgian-style city but has its own magical atmosphere. […]
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Introducing Georgia by a local

Introducing Georgia ‘’-Where are you from? -Georgia. -Oh, the states? -No, Georgia, the country! ‘’ This is my very common dialogue, with following the explanation of location. It’s a really small country between Russian, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, bordered by the Black Sea as well. And then in flows another questions: -So, it’s Russia? -Is your language Russian? Well, some of our sites are occupied by Russians since late 18th century and time by time the loss increases. But, not to mention politics we have our own language and very particular handwriting. As my foreigner friends say Georgian sounds really […]
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THIS IS MY WONDERFUL GEORGIA

THIS IS MY WONDERFUL GEORGIA About Georgia Are you aware that in this wonderful world was born extraordinary country, which is called Georgia. Georgia is wonderland. It is rich in its magnificent hills, mountains, rivers, streams. Those who at least once visited this country may agree with me that these words are less for the expression of its soul. But it is modest as a child and it is as clear as water. Living in this country we do not only exist but also live with extraordinary life. This superiority is given by our God and there is the glory […]
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Inexpensive Ski Resort: why to go to Georgia

Curiously enough, but this winter journey took its beginning in August, when we (my wife and me) started to think, that it is already necessary to plan out winter holidays. That should have been our first time in the mountains, so we were trying to find something cheap, with good infrastructure and all components of real ski resort: hotels with fireplaces full of riders in bright equipment, hot chocolate, bars, snowy mountains. We looked over lots of options from Western Europe to far-far east of Russia. But Europe was too expensive for us, but Russian resorts usually do not have even […]
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St.Simon's Island: Georgia's Paradise

St.Simon’s Island, Georgia is a beautiful location for a vacation. Whether it is a family vacation, honeymoon or just a relaxing weekend with your closest friends, the island provides an amazing coastal hideaway. It is one of the premiere destinations within the United States. Where to Stay While there are several great hotels on St.Simon's Island, only one is a beachfront resort. The King and Prince is a beautiful and relaxing resort, housing everything needed for a no-hassle vacation. Plenty of lodging options are offered by the King and Prince. Oceanfront suites, premium oceanfront rooms, two and three bedroom villas as […]
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Top 5 Things to Try in Georgia

Georgia has so much to offer any traveller when visiting, how can you possibly narrow it down? Well, here is a top 5 list of things you must try when in Georgia Food If you leave Georgia without a Khachapuri (cheese pizza) or Khinkali belly, you didn't really experience the full greatness of Georgian food. Of course when you are on the go travelling the country and the most popular tend to be these two dishes, you could think this is all the Georgia has to offer in regards to food. However, Georgian cuisine isn't just bread. There is a […]
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