Best challenge ever: National Geographic journalist has 25 hours to taste all the food Tbilisi's streets offer!
The Katskhi pillar is a natural limestone monolith located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. It is approximately 40 metres (130 ft) high, and overlooks the small river valley of Katskhura, a right affluent of the Q'virila. The rock, with visible church ruins on its top surface of around 150 sq m (1,600 sq ft), has been venerated by locals a
Georgia is on 17th place among countries where one should travel to taste delicious food. American travel expert, Lee Abbamonte who is one of the world’s most-traveled people has made a list of “30 best countries for food”. “The 30 best countries for food is a nearly impossible task and I am sure that everyone reading this will disagree at some or many of my choices. However, that’s wha
Going to Georgia, travelers usually prepare themselves to enjoy khachapuri, lobio, khinkali and, of course, a variety of meat barbecues, which are called "mtsvadi" in Georgian. Advanced experts in Georgian cuisine leave some free space in the stomach for pkhali, eggplants in walnut sauce, chakhokhbili and kharcho. However, our compact country has such a rich variety of regional dishes, that even i
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
I enjoyed Georgian food so much more than Turkish food. I definitely didn’t expect that. One of the reasons is that Georgian food is a lot more vegetarian friendly than Turkish food. Georgians do incredible stuff with walnut, eggplant, mushroom and cheese. The latter 3 items being my all around favorite things in the world to eat so it’s no surprise I found Georgian food very much agreeable.
Getting to Georgia just became easier. Good news for those who had to apply for the Georgian visa, checking the e-visa page and thinking what to do. Recently the Government of Georgia simplified the procedure for you. Now, those who possess a visa and/or a residence permit of any country listed in the following list may enter and stay in Georgia without visa for 90 calendar days in any 1
Qoruldi Lakes Svaneti. On a high mountain plateau 3 small lakes slumber under the calm watch of surrounding snowy peaks. Photo credit: OutdoorUkraine This plateau is situated right above Mestia, the main town of Svaneti region. Reachable for 4x4 cars. Water is cold and murky, so swimming is not a good idea. Anyway the main beauty of this place are it's breathtaking panoramic views. Udziro
Author: Михаил Голубев The summer of 2013 I spent in Racha - a mountainous region of Georgia, which is not very well-known among travelers. When it comes to mountains in Georgia, first names that come to mind are Svaneti, Gudauri or Bakuriani. But this time, let me tell you of Racha. Detailed information about this land, it's maps, routes, etc, you can find in my LiveJournal. Af
Located in Tbilisi’s historic old town, 20 minutes walk from Freedom Square, Dry Market is the place, where you can buy literally every souvenir you ever dreamed of. Source: Megapass Source: Econet Source: Econet Even more, alongside traditional, typical tourist trinkets you can encounter old military medals from WWII, old enamel, Soviet kitsch, handmade jewelry (sometim
Christmas and New Year holidays are approaching! If you are wondering where to spend them, we will try to convince you that Georgia is one of the best options. Here are the reasons: New Year's table has never been so healthy and unhealthy at the same time! Georgian food is always very natural, the whole variety of spices and ingredients tastes fantastic, but there is always so much food at the
Guide for gastrotourists by Forbes Ukraine. Khinkali in Tbilisi Photo credit: Thinkstock Capital city of cheese – Zugdidi Photo credit: Shutterstock The most authentic Khachapuri Photo credit: Shutterstock Source: Forbes.ua