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Two weeks of backpacking in Georgia

We traveled Georgia by public transport, thats how we got to feel the countries heartbeat.

by lea04125AtlasGuru Contributor

AsiaGeorgia25 days / May 2019

Highs & Lows

Sulfur baths in Tbilisi!

Too much rain in the Caucasus mountains

Itinerary Overview

Right now, you can see how quickly Georgia is developing. The influences of Russia are very noticeable, but more and more Georgia is orientating stronger to the west. We spend some days at the black sea, the caucasus mountains and the beautiful capital Tbilisi. We didn't plan anything it advance, but with airbnb and the help of the tourist office, this was easily possible.

  • 14 Nights: Tbilisi
    Sitting in cafes and drinking Georgian wine
  • 3 Nights: Batumi
    Beach time
  • 3 Nights: Mestia
  • 5 Nights: Poti
    Beach time

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Spend less time in Batumi and more time at a smaller place at the black sea.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Sometimes we had a hard time catching the right bus, for example from Batumi to Mestia. As nobody spoke good English, we were very happy when the tourist office offered to help us and organized the trips for us.

  • How was the food?

    Have brunch in Fabrika in Tiblisi

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Learn to speak some Georgian, people will be delighted if the see that you make an effort.

  • Packing tips?

    Good shoes for the mountains in Svanetia and good nerves for the bus ride to get there.

  • Transportation Tips?

    There is a very modern train between Tbilisi and Batumi. It goes at least once a day, you can book it online. Between the other locations we went by bus. Sometimes it was hard to find out how to get everywhere, but google maps gives you a good first impression on where to ask for tickets.

  • Any surprises?

    Georgia was way less touristic than we thought, what gave us a very real insight into the country and the polite people. The downsight was that people barely spoke English.

  • Booking details?

    Airbnb and local tourist offices