MTSKHETA, Georgia, located 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi, might be as famous among locals for its velvety, red beans as for its stunning UNESCO World Heritage monuments. One of Georgia’s oldest cities, and the former capital of the Kingdom of Iberia (from 300 BCE), Mtskheta is home to the country’s holiest sites, including Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery (pictured below). The
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Munchies: Georgia’s Cheese Bread Might Be Better Than Pizza Georgia—the former Soviet republic in the Caucasus, not the American state—is famous in the West for its separatist conflicts fueled by Russia’s imperialist politics, the controversial leaders it has produced (Stalin, Shevardnadze, Saakashvili), its powerful mafia, and the death of one of its Olympic luge athletes at the 2010
Restoration of the Dartlo heritage village is a part of the Regional Development Project (RDP) focusing on the Kakheti region, east Georgia. It is financed by the World Bank (US$ 60 million), the Government of Georgia (US$ 15 million) and implemented by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (MDF). The objective of the project is to support the development of tourism-based economy and cultural
Welcome to Georgia, a beautiful country that has as its capital, Tbilisi, an old city of winding streets, parks and churches. Flickr: vshioshvili Outdoor cafes litter Tbilisi’s Old Town. Flickr: dariva There are secret courtyards at every turn. And also cats. Lots and lots of adorable Georgian cats. Flickr: aellin The city has seen some …