Georgia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Georgia
Hello and welcome to our Georgia travel blog. You will find all our Georgia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Georgia travel blog because you are considering a visit to Georgia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Caucasus. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Georgia.
We’ve visited Georgia a few times and still have plenty to go back for. The mountain scenery is spectacular, as is the food, but Georgia also has a thriving street art scene and plenty of abandoned buildings to explore and Soviet mosaics to seek out.
Georgia is currently one of the hottest travel destinations! It’s on all of the ‘best places to visit now’ lists and we know why! Sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains to the north, the Black Sea to the west and deserts to the south, Georgia is literally at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Once part of the USSR, Georgia borders Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, this Caucasus nation is a melting pot of cultures with spectacular landscapes, hospitable people and delicious food. It’s also backpacker-budget friendly and has plenty of options for adventurous and off-the-beaten-path travel.
Our Georgia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Georgia’s ‘Stonehenge’, the Chronicle of Georgia monument is one of Tbilisi’s most less-visited sights. Find out how to get there by public transport.
A suggested Georgia and Armenia itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to the Caucasus region including off the beaten path destinations.
A guide on where to stop between Gyumri in Armenia and Borjomi in Georgia, via the Bavra – Ninotsminda border crossing stopping in Vardzia and Akhaltsikhe.
Most travellers travel directly between Georgia and Armenia’s capitals. Here are some suggestions on where to break the journey between Tbilisi and Yerevan.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
Exploring Georgia’s abandoned Soviet sanatoriums in Tskaltubo. At the height of the USSR, a popular spa town, and now a playground for urban explorers.
Batumi, Georgia’s second city and go-to place for sun and R&R on the Black Sea, took us by surprise when we arrived after a two-month trip across Turkey.
Part 2 in a series featuring must-see forts and castles around the globe, with some of the most impressive fortifications we have visited on our travels.
On the seafront in Batumi, Ali and Nino are 8-metre tall moving statues that merge for a short embrace before moving poignantly away from each other.
Landlocked, in the heart of the Georgian province of Svaneti, picturesque Ushguli village is truly stunning and a highlight of travelling in the Caucasus.
Tracking down Socialist-era architecture in the Caucasus Visiting Stalinist-style buildings and monuments in Armenia, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
A light-hearted look at Ladas in the Caucasus, their history and how they played a part in my teenage years. I became fixated with Ladas in Armenia.