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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