Traveling in Georgia

Georgia

 

Georgia is a small country right on the intersection between Europe and Asia, sandwiched between Russia in the north and Turkey in the South. It’s an ancient country tugged away in the Caucasus Mountains and home to very determined people who, despite a tough history of war and conquerings, still strongly value their unique religion, culture and centuries-old traditions!

Georgia, or Sakartvelo as the citizens call it, is slowly on becoming a very popular touristic destination. After living there for almost one year, we understand why travelers are drawn to this magnificent and wild country!

 

Capital: Tbilisi

International airports: Tbilisi Airport (TBS), Batumi Airport (BUS), David the Builder Kutaisi Airport (KUT)

Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL)

Official Language: Georgian (Russian is also widely spoken)

Main Religion: Orthodox Christianity (84%)

 

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All posts about Georgia

A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You need to Know about Skiing in Georgia (the country)
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Ten years ago, skiing in Georgia was a well-kept secret known by only a handful of locals and the most … Read More

Georgia in 15 days – 3 complete itineraries for backpackers, adventurers and culture lovers
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  Here are the most comprehensive and unique travel itineraries for Georgia you’ll ever find on the web!   Georgia … Read More

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Backpacking in Georgia
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  This is a complete guide for the independent traveler with everything you need to know about backpacking in Georgia. … Read More

Remembering old reflexes and learning new ones – Last week in Georgia
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 Am I really ready?   The day that I had been looking forward to for almost a whole year had … Read More

Hitchhiking to Tusheti, Georgia’s most beautiful and remote region
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Georgia is an incredible country. It’s not a very popular tourist destination yet but everyone who visits it for the … Read More

Discovering the Chronicle of Georgia – a hidden gem in Tbilisi
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The Chronicle of Georgia, also called History Memorial of Georgia, is surprisingly enough not a very known place in Tbilisi. … Read More

15 amazing and unique places to visit in Georgia
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Georgia, a land of rock and stone, medieval fortresses and monasteries, green hills, majestic mountains, deep caves and rocky beaches. … Read More

How much does it cost to travel and live in Georgia (the country)?
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  In this article, you’ll find all the info about the costs of living and backpacking in Georgia.    Georgia … Read More

9 months of hitchhiking in Georgia: the good, the bad and the untold stories
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It’s been 9 months now since we hitched our first ride in Georgia. During that time we lived in Tbilisi … Read More

7 beautiful off-the-beaten-path hikes in Georgia
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Georgia a great summer destination if you love hiking. The country is also known as the “Gem of the Caucasus” … Read More

Why we’re still in Georgia after 8 months
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You might be wondering why we’re still in Georgia. It’s been eight months now since we’ve entered this country. We … Read More

Our guide to a perfect stay in Batumi
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The first time we saw Batumi, Georgia’s second largest city, it wasn’t really love at first sight. It gave us … Read More

“At your service” – Police encounters while hitchhiking in Georgia
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Georgia, a country where the police always have your back when you’re a hitchhiker! Read this awesome story by Taylor Beckwith … Read More

Visiting ghosts of the past in Chiatura – the Cable Car City of Georgia
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I recently saw a Belgian travel documentary called ‘Reizen Waes” in which the host of the show traveled to Chiatura, … Read More

The Katskhi Pillar – the Most Incredible Cliff Church in the World
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A few weeks ago we were watching a video about Georgia in which we briefly saw an image of a … Read More

Oh Georgia, sweet mother of wine!
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One thing I’ve learned about Georgia is that you can’t visit this country without having a taste of its homemade … Read More

10 dishes from the Georgian cuisine you absolutely have to try!
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The local cuisine is a big part of the culture. We always love to try the typical food of a … Read More

Winter Wonderland in Batumi
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Batumi, the second largest city of Georgia, is located on the Black Sea Coast, right next to the border with … Read More

Vardzia – the ancient Cave City of Georgia
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Vardzia is a spectacular cave monastery near Aspindza in southern Georgia. It looks like one of the movie sets of Lord … Read More

Svaneti – will the Wild Heart of the Caucasus finally be tamed?
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  Located in northwestern Georgia and locked in the heart of the Caucasus mountains lies the historic province of Svaneti. … Read More

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