One day trips from Tbilisi are a great way to quickly and inexpensively discover Georgia’s most interesting parts. The country…
Georgia (საქართველო, pronounced Sakartvelo – the name literally means “the land of the Kartles”) lies on the borders between Europe and Asia, on the Southern Caucasus belt. For eons, these lands have been shrouded in legend – becoming a destination for travelers from all over the globe, keen to experience the unique wonders Georgia has on offer. What lies behind it? I think this magic comes from a blend of highland and marine landscapes, the incredible generosity of its native folk, its remarkable histories, delicious cuisine, lush natural environment and numerous sites of historical importance – all adding up to 1500 years of local culture, tradition and unique ways of living.
One can feel this magic with every kilometer of winding Caucasus serpentine roads that we trek along. But Georgia is not all the same everywhere you go – in each of its nine regions we will reach different plateaus, viewing different landscapes, having all sorts of adventures and discovering a range of varied flavors. Everywhere we go, we will meet interesting people, seeing all sorts of interesting places, tracking great trails – those well known and those yet to be discovered – known often only to the locals and therefore free of crowds of slow-going tourists.
In order to help you discover various corners of Georgia – the famous trails, as well as the ones guidebooks gloss over – I have prepared a set of tips, based on my own experiences, enhanced by many photos and films. See what Georgia has to offer and what you may wish to visit there!