03 Days in Georgia

Day 01

we reached georgia around 1830 hours from Doha after a 4 hours flight. and I have pre booked my hotel through Agoda.com and requested the airport transfer from them, so as they promised Mr.Jemali Kobiashvili was outside ready to drive me to the hotel in Mtskheta

 

Jvary Monastery

this beautiful orthodox church situated 5 minutes away from the main city Tbilisi. and when we arrived here 2115hours and its a very late sunset due to summer season which was a new experience for me.

this monument was named as one of the worlds heritage site by UNESCO

 

Mtskheta

Almost after 20 minutes of drive we reached our hotel which is located in the heart of Mtskheta, one of the worlds heritage old cities still alive by the ancient look,it was a pleasent view at night where all people dance for goergian music, drinking beer with a warm welcoming smile on there faces

 

Day 02

Dont be lazy wake up early morning go to see the sunrise walk around this small town where its picture perfect at this time (0700hrs) since not all the people are awake in the village, spend some nice time grab some grape fruits from the trees around get a cup of wine I should say best way to enjoy your vacation.

 

After a delicious heavy goergian breakfast made by Miss.Sofia who is the reception in the guest house we decided to hit the road for more adventure.

 

07 Things to do

 

01.Ananuri Castle

This is castle is next to Aragvi river which always reminds me of the Robin Hood story.

All three seasons were captured by my self
Castle entrance has 2 churches, the older church is Church of the Virgin dates from the 17th century and the larger one next to it is Church of Assumption this church was carved by georgian scripts on the south facade, and the church also contained frescoes which was damaged due to a fire in 18th century.

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02. Chateau Mukhrani

Finest wine in georgia made by here one of the best places to visit. have a walk in the wine yard grab some red grapes, testing wine is the best part here where you get free different tastes of wine and Halleluja ! enjoy the vacation in style.

You can take horseback riding here for a cheap price and they got the premier horses around the world

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03. Russia – Georgia Friendship Monument

to celebrate the frienship between georgia and soviet russia this monument was build in 1983.this was located in the mountains of Gudauri in the military highway

 

04. Gargeti Trinity Church

well known as Holy Trinity church located in village of Gargeti. It sits top of a mountain near Kazbegi one of the highest and most beautiful peaks in Caucasus.It was built in 14th century and was a safe keeper for the relics of Mtskheta during the persian invasion in 18th century

It takes 2 hours trek  or 30 minutes taxi drive up a rough bumpy ride.

 

 

05. Kazbegi Mountains

It is the third highest mountain in Georgia and the seventh highest peak in Caucasus mountains.

 

 

06. Russian Border

Soon after the war between russia and georgia they built a border between them after giving independent to the georgian nationals. This road was covered with lots of high peek mountains and orthodox churches.

 


And surprise

 

07. Paragliding

Theres no other good way to feel the breathtaking landscapes of this country without doing paragliding. yes ! it is bit scarey but one hell of a experience to do, We found our certified paragliding pilot Mr.Yaroslav Sokolov who is keen about the safety and customer satisfaction.

 

Solo Travel Diaries reccomend this highly qualified glider Mr.Yaroslov to full fill our flying dreams

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Day 03

After a wondeful time in Mtskheta we decided to travel to Tbilisi before we take our flight back to Doha. Read more https://solotraveldiariesblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/republic-of-georgia

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Solo Travel Diaries we reccomend our super friendly guest house owner and the guide Mr. Jemali Kobiashvili to guide you through the custom made travel packages and the Hotel Tamirindi Guest house to stay in Mtskheta

I take this opportunity thank Miss.Sofia and Miss.Nina Labauri for guiding our trip with english trasnlations and helping us to see the hidden beauty of this country.

 

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Republic of Georgia

I just can’t believe that Iam writing this post about this beautiful small country in the caucasus region, Georgia is a former Soviet Republic country which always mistakenly classified as a MIddle Eastern country. But in fact it is located where the extreme eastern part of Europe meets western Asia, the area many call Eurasia. It is one of the three sovereign countries in the Caucasus region, the other two being Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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The capital is Tbilis where only 20% of people live and Georgia has a population of 4.47 million people.Official language here is Georgian but you will find lots of russian speakers as well. This country is well known for delicious wine and as a ancient wine growing nation.

 

How to get to Tbilis

Since its becoming a quite popular destination to travel with a budget here are some tips how to reach the capital.

Taxi – It’s bit hard to find a licensed english speaking taxi driver outside the airport with a so called crowd in the arrivals. Taxi’s in Tbilis never use meter function so you might end up paying alot if you dont have your hotel transfer requested  before you reach here, normal taxi fare would be 20 Gels ( 09 usd) and it takes 20 minutes drive from the airport

Buses – it’s not the best idea if your traveling alone with lots of bags but if you are a backpacker this will be a easy suitable way of traveling to the town, use Route 37 yellow mini buses outside the airport which cost you 0.50Gel (0.23 usd) one way ticket.

 

Tbilisi

An old city with lots of history right behind has all the architectural building made by persian and russians in there ruling days.the town is filled with orthodox churches, cobblestone roads and yes ! with lots of beautiful women walking around.

picture credits – Louisa Bondoc

 

Things to do in Tbilisi

 

Old Tbilisi


located near Kura river and next to mount mtastminda, well known for the ancient history and you can go here to get some georgian ancient taste. city was re build more than 29 times but still one of the best tourist attractions at the place.

 

Narikala Fortress

An ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence overlooking from the city. It was construct by the Persian citadel in the 4th century. It was once ruled by the Arabs in 07th and 08th centuries and Emir’s palace was made within the walls of this fortress.

you have to take a cable car to reach the fortress with a beautiful view from the city or you can hike to the fortress through the botanical garden and sulphuric bath steam

 

Mother Georgia

 

You can see her in any corner from the tbilisi town and she is well known as the mother of Kartli or mother of a Georgian. This monument is 50 meters high holding in one hand a cup of wine and a sword wearing the traditional dress of georgia.

 

Rustaveli Avenue

Picture Credits – Inga Hanoyan

If you have been to Freedom Square that’s where this rustaveli avenue starts. this avenue is considered as the main thoroughfare since it has all the famous buildings including shopping malls, food shops and etc.

 

Holy Trinity Cathedral

well known as the sameba cathedral. one of the best tourist attraction in the town which can accomodate 15,000 people at once.this magnificent architecutal building stands on a hill top of St. Elijah


 

Solo Travel Diaries reccomend you to stay in Tbilisi Tower Guest House if your traveling on a budget trip and not ready to break your bank which is  5 minutes away from the city

 

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