I am the author of the book PolishGeorgian, which I published as a traditional paper book, in e-book format and an audiobook I recorded myself. GeorgianPole is Georgia with no messing about, from my perspective – an authentic magic Caucasus pearl enclosed within the pages of a book, something I penned after many years of learning all I could about this part of the world. It is no dry and dull travel book. Nor is it another superficial story about moving to a picturesque land, filled with endless legends. Most of all, it is a unique story presented in my own voice – the voice of your GeorgianPole – a journalistic record of my Georgian experiences, including useful pointers for all those wishing to visit Georgia, while also being a truly honest attempt to deal with Georgian stereotypes.
What will readers find between the covers of GeorgianPole? For lovers of Caucasus endless roads and natural landscapes, I offer:
- incredible views and undiscovered locations,
- wine on tap added to a magical atmosphere,
- incredible adventures and authentic emotions,
- Georgian secrets and thrilling real-life anecdotes,
- unique items of Caucasus histories, culture and traditions,
- practical travel advice and tips,
- evidence to prove that the pearl of the Caucasus still has many fascinating secrets to reveal!
Tourism is my profession and trade – I am the owner of Tamada Tour, where I work as a tour organizer and guide in:
- Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan),
- Central and Southeast Asia,
- Russia and Eastern Europe.
Are you in the mood for an adventure? Regardless of whether you are a typical backpacker, looking for ready tested ways of exploring Georgia on a budget, or whether you are looking to organize a group outing – private or corporate – you can always count on me to deliver the goods…
Ever since 2014, I have been helping people discover the wonderful world of Georgia and her tourist trails. I am constantly traveling myself, discovering remarkable new places, some well known, and some unlisted in guidebooks, reports, journalism. Georgia constantly teaches us humility, showing how little we know about it, that much here can still surprise, even the locals. I am constantly driven to get past touristy trails in order to reach deeper into the true magic that is Georgia – the essence of a land which is famed for its hospitality, unique traditions, picturesque vistas, fantastic heritage sites, delicious foods, organic wines and life lived so very differently to the one known to the residents of other parts of Europe and Asia.
I find it very important to be able to present an honest and accurate picture of the Georgia I myself find here. This beautiful country has in fact many stereotypes assigned to it, along with legends which are often far from true. I know it is not possible to really learn all truths about the Caucasus following a short stay here, which is why I really delight in living here permanently. Each day spent under Georgian skies is for me a lesson, inspiring me to talk about this land in ever more interesting and engaging ways – covering current affairs, intriguing anecdotes and reflections which might escape public attention.
I talk, write and film Georgia with the utmost respect for local natural environments, as well as native cultures and histories. I try to overturn certain misunderstandings, arising from inaccurate perceptions of local customs and living conditions. I mention places, persons, events and customs which over many years might change and be forgotten. Overall – I try to help others to discover Georgia for themselves, to discover the authentic pace of life here. I advise, suggest, showing where to journey best, where to discover the pearls of the Caucasus, where to see things worthy of our attention, the incredible and the wondrous, allowing us to experience many life-changing adventures.
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