Although on the border between Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, Georgia is considered culturally and geopolitically part of the European continent.
The capital of this Caucasian country is Tbilisi, and most of the population are Georgians, who mostly belong to the Georgian Orthodox Church. The interesting thing is that the territory of present-day Georgia was under the control of the Romans, which is why Christianity spread rapidly Georgia, after Armenia, is the second country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion (327 AD).
In the west Georgia exits on the Black Sea, with a length of 310km, dominated by its relief mountain ranges of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus.
This country is still largely below the radar of commercial tourism, and many are even wondering if visiting Georgia is safe.
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The trip to Georgia is completely safe for tourists. The main advice for foreign visitors from this country is to bring comfortable wide clothes, because thanks to the incredibly delicious specialties, no one from Georgia has returned home without at least a few pounds of excess. And besides the cuisine of this former Soviet republic being an irresistible blend of European and Asian influences, it is served in extremely large portions. The word denoting a Georgian meal is supra, which can literally be translated as “feast”. The popular saying goes that “a guest gift from God“, Which means that hospitality is understood and is largely expressed through food.
In many restaurants, waiters will serve trays of food on top of each , as tis simply not enough space on the table for all meals. Traditional bread is still made in brick ovens, many fresh vegetable salads are served along with dishes, most often pies with cheese and meat, sausages and more stuffed pasta. And they will always ask you – would you like something else?
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Do not miss out on restaurants to try some of the local wines. Wine production is highly represented, and the country is considered the place wthe wine was born – since tis evidence of making this drink 8,000 years ago. Across the country, tare over 500 varieties of grapes, and winemakers make wine with both traditional and modern techniques. Many are organic, but they are all excellent in taste and quality.
An interesting thing – Signahi is known as the city of wine and love, as tare a number of small wineries in it, and the city registrar is available for weddings 24 hours a day. Otherwise, this ancient town in the Kaheti region is a popular tourist destination not only for its wine, but also for its picturesque surrounding landscapes and preserved traditional architecture.
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Wine and gastronomy are the two main reasons for the increase in the number of tourists. In the last year alone, the number of tourists has doubled compared to the previous year. But far from having Georgia has more to offer. The High Caucasus abounds in beautiful landscapes, lookouts, traditional villages and ancient churches. You can get to know this area during an unforgettable hiking tour. Tare more known thermal springs, especially nearby Borjomi Park.
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Of course, the country's main tourist destination is Tbilisi. A city that has been destroyed 27 times throughout history and re-emerged from the ruins each time. Today it is a cosmopolitan capital. Contemporary architecture and traditional historic buildings can be seen on both sides of the Kura River. Modern cafes and bars can be found every step of the way. A must-visit Old Town, Narikala Fortress and 6th Century Anchishkati Church. On flea market held on Saturdays, you can find many unique souvenirs from the Soviet period, as well as traditional utensils and jewelry. In the trend District Plekanov, along Agmashenbeli Avenue beautiful old buildings descend. The former Soviet knitwear factory today houses numerous hipster cafes, bars and art studios and workshops.
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