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    Georgia Pics

    Pics from my trip to Tilibisi & Georgia.

    Friendly people, nice food & wine, cheap prices.. scenic countryside

    Funfact: A lot of nationalities are welcome visa-free for 1 year at a time.. Could be a nice place to live for a few months in the summer

    Turkish Sunset Traveling


    A lovely loom


    Ride up Mt Mtatsminda on the funicular tram for a nice view of the city.

    Had some fresh pomegranate juice.












    I swear this cat was smiling


    Parliament




    Liberty Square


    The Sioni Cathedral


    Bridge of Peace & The River




    Wine shops aplenty


    Georgian Snack "Churchkhela"


    Some food pics


    Soup


    Adjarian khachapuri


    Soup Dumplings


    More from the old town







    More to come
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    Another outstanding travel thread Punty!

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    ^ Indeed


    One of the prettyist girls I've ever met was from Georgia

    Well played Punter

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    Well done, Punty.

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    Top work Puntski. Cheers.

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    I have recently read that Georgia is one of the least expensive places to travel to and live. Punter, are you able to confirm any prices of hotels, food, living expenses or any other items you found to be very inexpensive?

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    One thing is sure about yer travels around the Eastern Bloc-ish areas, the street cleaners do a damn good job. Though I suspect it's more a cultural thing not to litter and to keep the place clean and tidy.

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    Great pics, Punty. You're the traveller of the year!

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm planning a hiking trip there this coming July.
    I hear only good things about the country. (except I probably have to learn some Russian language)
    I especially like the picture of the carpets for sale.
    Maybe I'll even try to bring one back somehow.
    Thanks again.

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    Top work.

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    Another top travel thread with great pics from our Worldly Traveller.

    Top work Puntski


















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    The hot sulphur water baths

    Was about 30 booking for one private room for an hour with 2 body scrub massages.


















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    Fine pics (excluding this legs)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    Was about 30 booking for one private room for an hour with 2 body scrub massages.
    And how much for the 'special' services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    And how much for the 'special' services?
    Great pick Punty, you've got this off pat now - keep em comin.

    Stroller, i feel pretty sure he's never looked into canine culinary options, weirdo.
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    Will not drop to Atlanta to say Hello to Jimmy Carter?

    Georgia: Stop Calling Me "Gruzia"
    Jun 28, 2011
    Even in linguistics and nomenclature, Tbilisi is keen to embrace Western ways, it seems. The Georgian government on June 27 told the world to quit using the Russian name for Georgia, "Gruzia," and to switch to the international, English-language version, "Georgia."

    Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze told reporters on June 27 that it is "of special importance" to Georgia to be called Georgia. She claimed that South Korea, which uses "Gruzia" in Korean, already agreed to make the switch.

    But this could prove an uphill task. In fact, Georgia goes by many names around the world: "Georgia" in English, "Gurjistan" in Turkish, "Gruzia" in Russian, "Vrastan" in Armenian.
    There's also the problem of ongoing confusion between Georgia and the southern US state of the same name.

    Somehow lost in all this jumble is what Georgians themselves call their country -- "Sakartvelo," meaning, literally, "a place for kartvelians (Georgians)." But that's another story.

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    “Since April 2015, Japan calls my country Georgia. I am from Georgia and not from Gruzia,"- Levan Gorgadze told Japanese journalist who described Georgia as Gruzia (Russian exonym of the country).


    https://www.georgianjournal.ge/sport...urnalists.html

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    Great thread and pics, as usual SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddler View Post
    I'm planning a hiking trip there this coming July.

    Great, and, as a point of difference ... take some shots of the fairer sex*


































    * the pretty ones please

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    ^ Indeed.....don't keep us in suspense !

    Wonderful shots so far though.

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    All of this was part of a day trip group tour that cost about 28pp

    Bodbe Monestary

















    Sighnaghi Wall





    Sighnaghi Town













    Some cheese pasty thing from the bakery



    Caucasus Mountains



    Wine tasting at Vineria Kakheti








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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    Wine tasting at Vineria Kakheti
    Many years ago I came across a cognac named Gruzia or something like this. Haven't you sen some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Many years ago I came across a cognac named Gruzia or something like this. Haven't you sen some?
    Yeah I think that's the clear drink in my pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    Yeah I think that's the clear drink in my pic
    I don't think it's clear, it's brandy.

    Now I have found it, still marketed in Russia under Грузинский коньяк - Gruzinskij cognac, different grades

    https://winestyle.ru/cognac/georgia/

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    The National Museum.. only 2 entry



    Stone age humans







    Biodiversity area














    Art & Artifacts area










    Soviet Occupation area











    Dinner



    All the cafes have mulled wine it seems


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