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Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

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If we had more time, it would have been nice to continue the train journey from Bucharest, through Bulgaria and Turkey on to Georgia. This was part of the great Orient Express journey made famous by Agetha Christie. As it happened, we flew to Tbilisi with Tarom (Romania's state airline) .

We only planned a very quick 5 day stop over to visit the sights in Tbilisi and Kazbergi/Stepantsminda in the high Caucasus mountains.

We stayed in two different great Airbnb apartments on the edge of the old city. One was in the typical old rambling tradition Tbilisi home in a small alley. Walking down the street towards our place:

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Here is our place:

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It might look like a condemened building, but in Tbilisi, you can't judge a building by its facade - It was beautiful and modern inside.

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We did all the touristy things in Tbilisi:

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And of course we ate heaps of great Georgian food.

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Interesting fact...Georgians don't call their country Georgia, to them it is Sakartvelo. Also they have a fascinating and unique language and a beautiful script. Thank goodness they also right everything in Latin script.

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Here's a couple of brands you might recognise....

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We caught the bus to Kazbergi and stayed two days. The first day was freezing (literally) and misty and we saw nothing. Then on the second day we had glorious sunshine.

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Posted by MikeinCairns 08:24 Archived in Georgia Comments (0)

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