Georgia Travel Guide
First off, this is a Georgia Travel Guide for the country, not the state. From the traffic stats, we're getting quite a few folks looking for the state. Why not take a second and read about the country while you're here? :P
Georgia is a sparsely populated country based on the west coast of the Black Sea and borders Russia to the north, Turkey to the south and Azerbaijan to the east. It's most noticeable for the military engagement with Russia a couple of years back, but the region has since stabilized and Georgia makes for a great getaway for serious hikers and hunters.
The Tusheti National Park north of Tbilisi offers the traveler a unique insight into the Georgian rural way of life. From here, you can organize treks into the hills and forests to spot local wildlife such as brown bears, wolves and lynxes. You can also travel to small villages where you can learn local crafts and eat traditional foods such as meat dumplings and supra suppers.
Borjom-Kharaguali is one of the best regions of the country for hiking, and marked trails allow you to fully explore this central region of Georgia. The Likani Palace where the Russian Tsars used to live provides insight into the religious and cultural mix that is a strong part of Georgia's history.
From the glorious riverside stretch of shops and monuments to the Narikala Fortress, the capital of Georgia has a lot to offer. It is an inexpensive city to visit, as you can eat out on traditional hearty Georgian fare for under $10 USD per person each night
You will find the majority of people in Georgia to be friendly and outgoing. There have been reports of pickpocketing in the larger cities, so just keep an eye out for that kind of thing and you'll be fine.
Currency: Lari (GEL)
Electricity Voltage: 220V
Calling Code: 995
Popular Travel Destinations:
- Sameba Cathedral
- Freedom Square
- Anchiskhati Basilici
Official Website: www.georgia.org/
- Lonely Planet Georgia [Europe] Forum
- Trip Advisor Georgia [Europe] Forum
- Virtual Tourist Georgia [Europe] Forum
*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.