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- Stayed: July 2018
- Accommodation: Valdi Hostel – not recommended. Dark and dingy apartment with one shower for everyone. When I stayed it was being managed by the clueless but creepy brother of the owners. He made me feel very uncomfortable. There are far nicer places to stay in Tbilisi, such as Envoy Hostel.
I’m in love folks and I’m proud to say it: Me mikvars Tbilisi! It was love at first sight. A match made in heaven. I love it when everything you have heard about a place prior to visiting it turns out to be true. The people are very hospitable, the food is amazing – you have to try Khinkali, Khachapuri and Churchkhela sausage-shaped candy sticks (the taxi driver from the airport warned me I would need bigger clothes when I left ha ha) and there are beautiful sights everywhere. There’s loads to do, it’s an easy place to get around and your money goes a long way here (£1.25 for a pint of beer!). There’s an app Tbilisi Loves You full of suggestions and you can use your smart phone to read QR codes around the city to access information about key sights.
I loved the public art everywhere (will do a separate post on the street art), views from the top of Narikala Fortress (take the ropeway up and walk down), the peace bridge and the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (absolutely stunning and worth the walk up). On my final night, from my balcony, I could see fireworks beside the lit up TV Tower on Mt Mtatsminda (reachable by the funicular) – a lovely end to a great visit. I will definitely be back… 10/10 Tbilisi
Selection of pictures from my stay: