What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Travel the country and eat the food! Take a local cooking class. - Jun 2020

Georgia is stunningly beautiful. Highlights included staying up in Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, in the High Caucasus; staying in the Crown Plaza Borjomi, in the freshest air in the country; traveling back roads, driving to Svaneti and exploring there, including visiting the medieval towers and small family churches with ancient frescoes; the National Museum in Mestia (Svaneti); going to Pheasant's Tears in Sighnaghi and exploring wine country in general (Kakheti); Tsinandali (Chavchavadze House Museum); Mtskheta; Jvari: Uplitsikhe; Vardzia; Akhalsikhe; Batumi Botanic Garden. In Tbilisi itself: The Dry Bridge antiques flea market; exploring the windy streets of the Old Town; the Botanic Garden; shops such as Ornament; and artist's galleries and studios (so many good artists!). Going to the ballet, and going to the opera -- both fantastic. - Jan 2019

I love exploring Vake, downtown, and Old Tbilisi. There are so many streets tucked away that are fun to wander around. Outside of the city, going up to Stepantsminda (and staying at Rooms hotel) is definitely worth a couple of weekends and skiing in Gudauri is fantastic. We're looking forward to traveling more in the country this summer (last summer, we didn't have our car yet). The Tbilisi ballet is lovely. Hiking in the Caucusus is amazing. - Apr 2017

There are great weekend trips to Batumi and Bakuriani. There is cheap skiing in Gudauri, only a 45 minute car ride away. - Feb 2017

Food! and wine! Georgians are also very friendly. - May 2016

Stomping grapes in Sighnaghi, swimming in the Black Sea, and experiencing Svaneti and Ushguli. They should be on everyone's bucket list. - Jul 2014

Visiting mountainous areas around the country and getting to know Georgians, who tend to be friendly and hospitable. Being invited to the homes of local friends is a warm and welcoming experience as extended families tend to live together; hospitality is highly valued here. - Oct 2011

Visiting archeological site D'manisi and the Uphultsikhe cave remains, and the Stalin Museum in Gori. - Sep 2011

The people are very generous and hospitable. Visiting ancient historical sites without a single tourist nearby is something great.. - Apr 2011

The people, the food, and of course the wine! - Jun 2010

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