Living in Georgia

I have been living in the Republic of Georgia, an amazing country, located in the Southern Caucasus, since April 2011. In this section, you will find articles, illustrated with rich photo and drone footage materials + insider stories, from my experience during my stay here. 

Georgia - Never Miss a Moment

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Georgia - Never Miss a Moment - or we had an extended weekend, 4 days to keep us busy, made some hyperlapses in Tbilisi, learned to ride a scooter around the Lisi lake, climbed up to St Peters and Paul's monastery in Bolnisi, found some poppy fields…


Lopota lake resort & SPA in Georgia

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Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is ideal for those seeking a peaceful place to rest. Your personal piece of paradise is located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, surrounded by the famous Caucasus mountains, just 2 hours drive from Tbilisi, the…


10 Years in Georgia

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Ten years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land. That happened on April 1st, 2011 - I like this data - it's known Worldwide as a Fool's day.  With this article, I'm celebrating my ten years in…


Batumi Botanical Garden from a Drone flight

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Batumi Botanical Garden is a must-have to visit tourism attraction site when in Batumi. Botanical Garden is actually located at the place called Mtsvane Kontskhi ("The Green Cape") within a distance of some 10 km from Batumi city on the Black Sea …


How To Withdraw PayPal to Bank Account in Georgia

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Withdrawing funds from PayPal to a local bank account is a popular question in many countries, including Georgia. As recently I had to renew my VISA card here in Georgia (Bank of Georgia) I decided to test - can I actually withdraw funds from…


List of Georgian laboratories offering to make a test (Paid) to diagnose COVID-19

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Colin (form a parent's group here in Tbilisi) shared a link to the spreadsheet containing a list of Georgian laboratories offering to make a test to diagnose COVID-19.  The list was published on the Agenda.ge website and contains the medical…


Expats in Georgia (Facebook group)

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I have been living in Georgia since 2011. During my time here I have been exploring the country, as an Indie traveler, crosswise from the pebbled seashore beaches near Batumi to the desert sand in David Gareji, and have gathered a great collection…


Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi

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Eat for fit is my favorite healthy food home delivery service here in Tbilisi. Recently these loss-weight / dietary food delivery companies have started to pop up like mushrooms in the forest after the rain here in Tbilisi. We have tried a dietary…


How To Transfer USD to GEL (and many other currencies) Using TransferWise

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In March 2020, GEL/USD exchange rates dropped to 1 USD = GEL 3.4 (I still remember days, when rates were 1 USD, equaled 1.74 GEL). Most of the banks (if not all) act as market makers or they buy low and sell high. A normal business practice. If GEL…


Snowy day in Tbilisi

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On the morning of March 17, 2020, snow surprised us here in Tbilisi. While sipping morning coffee I decided to grab a camera and take a few shots for the history.  As it has been a while since my latest update from the Living in Georgia series I…