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Old Tbilisi – The Fairy Tale Town of Caucasus

Officially founded in the 5th century AD, Tbilisi is the largest city in Georgia and one of the oldest cities in the world (with earliest settlements dating back to ever 4,000 years BC). Surpassing 1.5 million total inhabitants, more than one hundred different ethnic groups coexist here peacefully in an area of ​​726 square kilometers. [...]
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10 Amazing Things Georgians Are Proud of

Common knowledge worldwide says that, the harder you’ve struggled to achieve something, the more you appreciate it once you finally get it. It’s a common principle that applies to quite a few facets of human life. Athletes rejoice when they achieve the gold medal that reflects their lengthy efforts. Students shed tears of joy when [...]
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5 Fascinating Events That Took Place in Georgia (And You Didn’t Know)

To say that nowadays Georgia is an unassuming, discreet country is a bit of an understatement. Upon hearing the name of my homeland, many foreigners’ wonder whether we’re talking about the homonymous United States territory or “that European country”. It’s this relative anonymity what has made us seem like some sort of an underdog amidst [...]
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Georgian Mythology: World, Deities, and Heroes

There is no doubt that, nowadays, Georgia is an overwhelmingly Christian country. With around 90% of the population affiliated with the Georgian Orthodox Church, it seems as if there is no room for folk tales or mythologies. Nothing further from the truth. While Christianization in Georgia took place in the early 4th century, the story […]

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12 Unique, Must-visit Fortresses in Georgia

The country of Georgia harbors some of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the world, including architectural masterpieces, alluringly beautiful landscapes, and famous wine destinations, among others. Nonetheless, you don’t want to miss out on the eye-catching Georgia fortresses spread out in the country. Most of these Georgia historical monuments were built in hard-to-reach areas, [...]
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The Beauty of Guria the hidden gem of Georgia

Tourist numbers to Georgia are increasing and visitors find a welcoming country with plenty of attractions. The Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, is the most popular venue for tourists with many of the country’s highlights close by. The resort of Batumi and the Caucasus Mountains due north of Tbilisi are both popular, and rightly so. Those [...]
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Post Independence Conflicts Within Georgia

The rich history of the land now called Georgia with its beautiful landscapes, cultural and religious landmarks was not advanced during the 20th Century. The land became part of the Soviet Union, Georgia finding itself dominated by Moscow. When independence was finally achieved in 1991, there was a sigh of relief, but even then, the [...]
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Is Georgia in Europe? – The question still asked by many

Georgia’s Europeanism is not a new phenomenon but has quite frequently appeared throughout the country’s history. Starting from the 13th century, in the epoch of the formation of Muslims as the “enemy”, Christian Georgia’s belonging to Europe has consistently been underlined. Striving to preserve the country’s independence, Georgia’s leaders were seeking political and military ally. The […]

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A brief introduction to Georgia

There are differing opinions on how Georgia got the name by which it is known throughout the world. Some think it is named after St. George while others point to the Greek name for agricultural tribes, Georgi. A third option is a Persian-Arabic word, ‘’Gurg’’ which means ‘’land of wolves.’’ Whatever is more accurate, the [...]
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