Hidden among giants, Georgia symbolises the strength and prosperity of a country that struggled to survive under the control of great empires like the Russian or the Ottoman, and it succeeded!
Its capital, Tbilisi, is a bohemian city in which magnificent buildings of different styles, ancient and modern, merge with art, literature and its pleasant people.
I personally enjoyed getting lost in the old part of the city, strolling among ancient buildings of the early 20th century, full of hand-carved details on each balcony, and getting to know the traditional Georgian way of life; walking on the majestic Rustaveli Avenue, which still emanates Soviet influence, and buying ancient objects and incredible paintings in its street market.
Georgia is famous for its excellent wines, spectacular scenery and abundant churches and monasteries. From Tbilisi it’s possible to discover different regions of the country and enjoy truly unique experiences.
One of the most surprising experiences is flying over the Allazani Valley in a balloon and enjoying the extensive views of the vineyards and the Caucasus.
Or visiting one of its thousands of churches and monasteries, scattered among its diverse landscapes, such as the remote monastery of David Gareja, and discover the desert that surrounds it in an exciting buggy route in search of churches carved in the rock.
Particularly noteworthy is the fort of Rabati, a fortress located in southern Georgia that combines architecture from different cultures, and the city of Vardzia, an amazing 12th century city carved into the rock.