Introduction: The Adventure to The South Caucasus

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to finally share my adventure to the South Caucasus Region – Tbilisi, Georgia! Back in early 2018, I purchased a round-trip ticket from Turkey back to the United States. I tentatively booked the return part of my ticket later that year. Since I’ve been to Turkey and Armenia before, this time I decided to visit Azerbaijan and Georgia.

In my previous post, I shared my experience of how I enjoyed Baku very much. After spending a few days in Baku, I flew to Tbilisi. Geographically, Baku and Tbilisi are only 280 miles apart. The two countries border each order.

In this mini-series, I’m going to break down this story into three parts:

  1. Introduction: The Adventure to the South Caucasus
  2. Part I: The City – Tbilisi, Georgia
  3. Part II: The Caucasus Mountains
  4. Part III: Georgian Food and Wine

Georgia may not be a popular place for people to visit, unlike the Western part of Europe. But here at firstofly, we love the adventure, and we love going to exotic places.

Tbilisi is the capital city and the largest city in Georgia, known for the sulphuric hot springs. The city was named after an old Georgian word T’bilisi which means warm location. Because of that, going to the bathhouse in Tbilisi is a must-do. I will share my experience exploring the city in the first part.

Got a few days? Don’t forget to visit the magnificent peaks of North Georgia which include Jvari Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Gudauri, and Gergeti Trinity Church.

Finally, Georgian food and wine! Everyone knows I love food, so this post got me very excited. In general, I’m not a wine snob. I enjoy a glass of wine every now and then but never crave it. At least not until I tried Georgian Wine – It’s amazing!

I can’t wait to start sharing my experience, so stay tuned!

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