The Controversial Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori

The Joseph Stalin Museum is found in his hometown of Gori, where it’s famous for having a controversially uncritical view about the former Soviet leader.     You might assume the citizens of Gori, the small Georgian city where Joseph Stalin was born, would be ashamed of their most famous son. However, the locals have a […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Batumi

The Top 10 things to do in Batumi, Georgia’s premier seaside resort.     Batumi is where Georgians go to relax: there’s sea, sun, and in summer there’s no better place to party. Its bright lights, eye-catching modern architecture and its many casinos have earned Batumi a reputation as the “Las Vegas of the Black […]

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Levon’s Cave

One man’s obsessive devotion creates magical underground world that now you too can visit. Welcome to the world of Levon’s cave.  

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From Before Christ to Post-Dubsteppe: Armenian Music – Part One

With three out of the four artists in out last art-themed piece being musicians, if you too are starting to have an inkling that this may not be random at all, and there is much, much more musical talent to have sprung from Armenia, you’d be dead on. Music has been in the very lifeblood of […]

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More Encores with a Difference in Georgia – Part Three: Spas

Welcome back. In this third and final part of this mini-series (previous parts here and here) we’re adding a water-infused twist of sublimity that will restore body and soul to full working order after the delicious arduity your Caucasian Challenge. Shift into a lower gear and into the effervescent world of spas in Georgia. We […]

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More Encores With a Difference in Georgia: Part Two

So, right as we promised, here’s part two in our Letting Your Inner Chuck Norris Loose in Georgia series, in case your Caucasian Challenge has wound up in Yerevan and you’re still finding that you’re up for more. After Part One’s trekking-themed piece, today we’ll take a look at a second way of honoring your […]

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More Encores With a Difference in Georgia: Part One

Okay, this one may not be for all of you. After all, your ten-day Caucasian Challenge, a 4000-kilometre trek, complete with all manner of built-in challenges, should suffice to fully tease out your inner Badass Adventurer of the Wilderness. However, some of you may be harboring a side an order of magnitude up from this, […]

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The Encore to Your Caucasian Challenge You Never Knew Existed

Let’s mentally fast-forward to the 11.58 stage of your trip: day ten of your blood-pumping, muscle-ripping, and, yes, jaw-dropping adventure, which finds you in magnificent Yerevan, marveling at its sights in a lower-than-usual gear – solely in aid of cultural appreciation of course, and no way because you (now officially Badass Adventurer of the Wilderness, […]

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Dos and Don’ts to Bear in Mind Before You Start Your Caucasian Challenge

By now, you probably have an inkling that a minimal-assistance challenge like this is not for the faint of heart. You may even have given yourself a quiet pat on the back bathing in the light of your monitor as you sized up your preparatory to-do list, confident in the knowledge that everything that needs […]

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Getting Around Using the Public Transport System in Tbilisi

The seventh day is one of rest, and yours finds you in glorious Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Thanks to its efficient public transport system, you’re free to delve in and tease out its many charms in loose-limbed pedestrian mode. Here’s how.  

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