Things to know before travelling to Georgia
the crime rate of this country is one of the lowest in Europe.
Georgia’s currency is the Lari (GEL). One Lari can be broken down into 100 Tetri (like cents). The exchange rate between GEL and USD has been fluctuating recently but is generally stable at about 1 USD: 2.8 Lari, which means if you have 500 USD, you will have 1350 Lari.
Almost every second adult, the new generation of Georgia knows speaking English fluently, but the older ones- knows Russian, because for so many years Georgia has been under the influence of Russia.
In 2014, poverty decreased for the fourth consecutive year, but it still affects close to one third of the country – 32 percent of the population living at less than US$2.5/day 2005 PPP poverty line.
You are never alone in Georgia!
Georgia is one of the oldest wine producing regions of the world.
Georgia – one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.
Endless tourism opportunities.
It’s not called Georgia. Georgians call their country sakartvelo.
The first Europeans come from Georgia.
The name Tbilisi derives from the Georgian word for warm.
In 1976, NASA sent a record of the Georgian song “Chakrulo” as an example of the earthlings’ musical talent.
Food is cheap
Every traveler is surprised how inexpensive the food here is. Check the local markets and buy some fresh vegetables and fruits from local farmers. If you are not a big fan of cooking, you can enjoy a wide array of cafes and restaurants each day without breaking the bank.
Museums are extremely cheap
Generally, going to a museum in big European cities costs a lot, however, both in Tbilisi and other parts of the country, the ticket prices are cheap. The average ticket price is GEL$3 (US$1.22) for the most museums in Tbilisi.
Internet is well established
Wi-Fi coverage is pretty much everywhere, unless you travel to a very remote area, where even cell phone networks barely work. All of the cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as accommodation venues, have free Wi-Fi. All you’ll need to do is to ask for a password.
places to visit in georgiaAre you the one who loves the art or the one who wants to explore museums in Georgia? you can visit, Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography,Georgian National Museum,Elene Akhvlediani House-Museum,Tbilisi History Museum,State Museum of Georgian Folk Songs and Musical Instruments,Georgian Museum of Literature,Iakob Nikoladze House-Museum, Where to Go in Georgia Based on Your Personality. If you are culture enthusiast: Tbilisi is for you. If you are hiking lover svaneti, tusheti,chaukhi pass is for you. if you are wine lover you will have a big choice in kakheti.
Visit some of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
Bateti Lake,Keli Lake,Paravani Lake,Paliastomi Lake, Colorful Lakes of Abudelauri, Tobavarchkhili Lakes, Mtsvane (Green) Lake, Black Rock Lake,Tabatskuri Lake, Udziro (Bottomless) Lake, Shaori Lake, Sioni Lake, Zhinvali Reservoir.
visit National Parks in Georgia That Should Be on Your Bucket List.
Tbilisi National Park, Mtirala National Park, Vashlovani National Park,Kolkheti National Park, Tusheti National Park, Lagodekhi Protected Areas,Kintrishi Protected Areas, Javakheti National Park, Borjom-Kharagauli National Park.
Do some extreme and adventurous sports. try some of the most extreme sports like parasailing, paragliding, and white water rafting to name a few. summer is the best time to tackle these sports and get a bit of adrenaline pumping.
nightlife in tbilisi
Go to Bassiani, an electro music institution.
Walk in the old town with a view on the Narikala Fortress.
Admire the capital from its highest point, Mtatsminda Park.
Relax after a day of sightseeing at the sulfur bath.
Go to a restaurant and try some of the local food.