Georgia is currently one of the hottest travel destinations! It’s on all of the ‘best places to visit in 2019’ 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.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Where to find the best street art in Tbilisi including locations and a map. Photos of street art and graffiti spotted in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the Caucasus.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Visiting the now abandoned Composers’ House in Borjomi, Georgia. The kind of artistic and intellectual retreat was typical in the former Soviet Union.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
If you visit Georgia’s second city, Kutaisi, don’t miss this vibrant street art by the French artist known as Vinie – definitely the best mural in Kutaisi.
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.