This is pure Tbilisi travel inspiration!
Ahh, Tbilisi! These photos will give you all the reason you need to pack up your bags and travel to the Georgian capital!
I spent a month living in the city, and I’ll be honest, like many travellers that arrive in the seemingly chaotic yet paradoxically tranquil first city of Georgia, I fell madly, dangerously in love with the place. I was ready to hang up my hiking boots for a bit, and live the relaxed Georgian way of life in the nation’s capital. It was the perfect place to knock back in the sunshine, eat some Kachapuri and drink endlessly perilous quantities of delicious wine.
Maybe it’s the people, the quaint old streets, the cheap beer. I wasn’t the first to get trapped here, and I won’t be the last. And in the end, I never really wanted to escape…
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The fortress overlooks the Old Town of Tbilisi, a brightly coloured and historic place at the heart of the city.
Much of the Old Town has been reinvigorated and renovated, but it hasn’t lost the charm. It’s a haven of restaurants, bars and museums. Perfect for the tourist inside all of us.
Mother Georgia watches out across Tbilisi. In one hand the sword, and the other, a jug of wine!
The markets by the bus station are chaos. Busses depart to everywhere and anywhere while vendors try to sell you everything and anything.
If you need a break from the bustle of city living though, you don’t even need to leave the city! Tbilisi has waterfalls right in the city centre, by the Old Town AND in the vast Botanical Gardens.
And near Vake Park, in the hills around the city, there’s always Turtle Lake to visit too. Not that I saw any actual turtles…
The Botanical Gardens have even more greenery to explore. It’s easy to get lost!
I highly recommend sitting back with a cold beer and getting into a steaming hot sulphur bath. The perfect Georgian hangover cure.
And of course, don’t forget to check out Liberty Square. It’s usually a big quieter though, this was taken on Georgian Independence Day!
The best spot for great views across Tbilisi is from the top of the cable car! And with shameless promotion, this article comes to a resounding close!
All Photographs Property Of Richard Collett