A Travel Guide For Backpackers. Travel Tip to Georgia.
Here are some Travel Tip to Georgia for you. There are so many reasons why Georgia is among my favorite countries and why you should visit Georgia too. From delicious food to hospitable people, from incredible landscape to vibrant cities – Georgia has it all! If you’re still wondering why you should visit Georgia or not below are some convincing reasons why yes, it’s an excellent idea! If you’re planning to visit Georgia Here are the tips and suggestions where you can enjoy the place and visit the best spots of Georgia.
Brief summary about the country
If you are looking for a place to chill and unwind this is the place you need. Georgia is a religious country following Orthodox Christianity. The religion was introduced during the third to fourth century. Not to mention, if you are a pet lover you’re going to see a lot of dogs and cats on each corner of the streets.
Here Are Some Travel Tip To Georgia, Things that you might also remember before traveling.
1. Booking your ticket
If you are traveling with a limited budget, you are in the right page. Here are some suggestions where you can book your trip wherever part of the world you are. You can check Holidayfactory and Holidayme , they have packages where you can choose from any date you want. They have a good service from picking you up from the day you arrive until the day you’re leaving the country.
2. Tour Package
Although the mentioned agency above have their tour package where you can also add into your booking. We suggest getting a local (Georgian) Agency for the tour package as they know the place, language and they can take you to amazing places. You don’t have to worry about the itinerary; you just have to seat and enjoy every place you’ll be. One of the reliable local tour guide agency in Georgia is the Georgia by Car you can check their page on facebook or you can contact the owner through whatsapp Mr. Irakli at +995599645533 , you can request one of his tour guide Mr. Alexandre the Georgian Yakusa as he called his self but turns out his polite, nice and friendly, one of the keys to enjoy your tour is having this kind of tour guide.
3. Acquiring Visa to Georgia
One of the things you need to have before entering the country, you need to acquire an E-visa from the Georgian embassy or apply for an e-visa that take five to seven working days whether you’ll get approved or rejected. You can also check this link on how to apply for E-visa in Georgia.
4. Best time to visit in Georgia
There is no best time to come in Georgia. Yes! Anytime you can visit Georgia, However, base on our experience the best time to check and visit Georgia is during the end of autumn which is on the first week of November. It’s because the mountain is covered with snow in some part of Georgia especially in the northern part, Kazbegi & Gudauri.
Why Visit Georgia | Travel Tip to Georgia
It was recently when our first Georgia trip, back in November 2019, we don’t know what to expect from the place since it was a hearsay from some other friends who checked themselves the place, and turned out our best trip ever. Even if there’s a language barrier, still it was an amazing trip and we’ll definitely go back.
Travel Tip To Georgia – The Georgian Food | Travel Tip to Georgia
This is the solid reason why you need to visit Georgia. The best thing about the local cuisine is that, even if there are numerous meat dishes, vegetarians will be really happy there too. You definitely need to try the Khachapuri, it’s a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise and is shaped in various ways, usually with cheese in the middle and a crust which is ripped off and used to dip in the cheese. The filling contains cheese, eggs and other ingredients.
Churchkhela or we call it the Georgian Snikers, it’s a traditional Georgian cuisine candle-shaped candy. The main ingredients are grape must, nuts, and flour. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and chocolate and sometimes raisins are threaded onto a string, dipped in thickened grape juice or fruit juices and dried in the shape of a sausage.
Khinkali or the Georgian Dumpling, they are similar to Chinese dumpling or siomai but are much bigger.
Amazing and incredible Architecture, Diverse Landscape | Travel Tip to Georgia
Georgian landscape is breathtaking and there is no exaggeration in this statement. It’s a relatively small country but offers so much. Black Sea beaches (mostly full of stones but still decent enough to spend some relaxing time at). High Caucasus and lower lush mountains, incredible caves, green valleys and more. I don’t think there is a boring part of Georgia. Everywhere you go you will be in awe of the amazing landscape around you.
Whether you love modern architecture, soviet style buildings or the typical old Georgian houses. Georgia has something for everyone. In Old Tbilisi you’ll find beautifully decorated houses and apartment complexes. While in the rest of the city there’s plenty reminders of Soviet times. Scattered among the different parts of town you’ll find epic statues, modern bridges and buildings completely made of glass.
This country is one of the Best Places to Learn about Religion | Travel Tip to Georgia
Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world and home to many monasteries and churches. The orthodox religion is still a big part of everyday life and churches are being built until this day. Unfortunately most of the beautiful frescoes inside the church have gone, as Soviets didn’t allow religion. Still some of them did survive, making your church experience even more awesome!
The biggest female saint in Georgia in Saint Nino, the woman who converted Pagan Georgia to Christianity. The Saint Nino cross – wine branches tied together with hair – can be found all over the country and are given to girls when they get baptized. In Georgia roughly 80% of the country is Orthodox Christian.
Cool Souvenirs | Travel Tip to Georgia
We used to be a big souvenir hoarder and recently I had a major relapse. Mine luckily just involved importing as much wine as I could fit in my backpack, but chances are you won’t be able to restrain yourself. Wine from Khareba Winery, beautifully painted icons, Stalin mugs and stunning carpets. These are just some of the things you can buy from the souvenir market in Tbilisi.
This place is an amazing place to stop by. A small bungalow house on the top of the mountain. You can see the best view of the city of Tbilisi and enjoy a hot coffee or tea while talking to some locals around.
The Country’s Best Beverages
Georgia is home to 525 grape species and wine is deeply engraved in their culture and even religion. The traditional way of making wine is by using Qvevri – large clay pots that are buried in the ground – which make the wine taste earthy and super delicious. They have kept some of tools they used to make wine out of grapes and still can be seen in Khareba winery. Your journey will not be complete without trying the Chacha. It’s a Georgian pomace brandy, a clear and strong, which is sometimes called “vine vodka”, “grape vodka”, or “Georgian vodka/grappa”. It is made of grape pomace. The term chacha is used in Georgia to refer to grape distillate. It may be also produced from unripe or wild grapes.
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