A couple of days in Kazbegi

This "townlet" is a great place to chill for a few days. The mountain air is lovely and refreshing although it is seriously cold compared to everywhere else I've been in this region at this time of year! George, who I met in the car on my way here was a great guy to know... Continue Reading →

The road to Kazbegi

I arrived into Tbilisi a little late but I thought I would chance getting a marshrutka to Kazbegi. I had forgotten that I needed a metro card and so I only had enough for the fare but a kind Russian couple loaded my fare onto their card and I was away. I had found out... Continue Reading →

Minibus from Yerevan to Tbilisi

Today I am leaving Armenia to head back to Tbilisi. I have decided to take a minibus rather than wait until 3:30pm for the train, plus I've heard that it's quite a different experience and I wanted to try both. On the taxi ride to the Kilikia bus station I can see that Ararat is... Continue Reading →

Night train to Yerevan

To me that sounds more like an electronic music album than a blog post. Seb and I arrived at the train station in Tbilisi 10 minutes before the train and weren't sure which platform to go to, but then I remembered that our train would definitely already be there waiting and that it was probably... Continue Reading →

Getting to know Tbilisi

Today Seb and I are on the Tbilisi Free Tour. The meeting point is at the Tourist Information Centre at Freedom Square at 12pm. There is a second tour each day at 5pm. Our guide is Joseph from Great Britain who has lived in Tbilisi since 2012. He moved here to become a freelance journalist,... Continue Reading →

Tbilisi Sulphur Bath Day!

This is the most wonderful experience and if you haven't yet had a proper Turkish/Georgian bath then I insist you give it a try. You will never feel more clean that this IN YOUR LIFE! Today I am at the public sulphur bath in Tbilisi. I paid 3 Lari for entry and I brought my... Continue Reading →

David Gareji Monastery

This morning I found a blog that mentioned a direct bus to the David Gareji Monastery complex so we've walked to Pushkin Park next to Freedom Square to check with the tourist information centre. I didn't twig that the bus was more of a tour, it's a return journey for 25 Lari (£7.30), but that's... Continue Reading →

Tbilisi – vibrant modern meets classic

Tbilisi won my affections immediately. We arrived at the central railway station before 7am and my first view from the train window was this underpass. Then we three walked 20 minutes to Fabrika Hostel which I managed to book as we stepped down on to the platform. The beds cost us £8.24 each, which isn't... Continue Reading →

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