Georgia

Georgia, which the Georgians call Sarkatvelo, is a semi-presidential republic in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It has a population of about 3.7 million people and the official language is Georgian. Travelers from the European Union, North America, Australia and other countries on this list can visit Georgia without a visa for one year! Travelers from the countries on this list need to apply for an e-visa on this website and can stay for 30 or 60 days.

The currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari (GEL). Traveling in Georgia is super cheap and you can easily live on a daily budget of $5 - $10

Hitchhiking in Georgia is very easy with an average waiting time of 5 -10 minutes! It would be good to learn some basic Russian. The younger generation (-30) know English but the older generation have Russian as their second language. You can try to learn Georgian but it's a super difficult language to master and it also has it's own alphabet, called Mkhedruli.  Wild camping is absolutely no problem but be aware that it gets freezing cold in winter and you better prepare yourself for cold nights if you want to camp in the mountains during summer. Read more in our guide in the list below.

We're currently still in Georgia and are having many highlights. One unforgettable moment was hitching a ride to Ushguli with a fun family from Israel.

 

 

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Svaneti – will the Wild Heart of the Caucasus finally be tamed?

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