Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. Georgia offers stunning scenery, a pleasantly warm climate, and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The country has health spas on famous mineral waters, caves, and waterfalls. The combination leads to varied landscapes and striking beauty. The villages offer stone houses built around vine-draped courtyards, and winding streets. In the capital of Tbilisi there is a vibrant, Mediterranean atmosphere.
Tourism is a significant part of the Georgian economy. According to the Georgian government, there are over a hundred resorts in different climatic zones in Georgia. Tourist attractions included more than 2000 mineral springs, over 12,000 historical and cultural monuments, four of which are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Georgia has developed into an international transport corridor through Batumi and Poti ports. There is an oil pipeline from Baku, through Tbilisi, to Ceyhan. This pipeline is the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC). Running parallel is a gas pipeline referred to as the South Caucasus Pipeline. Many areas in Georgia offer executive suites to let.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the places to see, a seaside resort and port on the Black Sea Coast, called Batumi. This is the capital of the Ajarian Autonomous Republic. It is situated near the Turkish border, within 20km or 12.5 miles. The town has a definite Turkish character and the region is a lush, subtropical climate that is set among citrus groves and tea plantations. The cuisine of Georgia utilises a lot of walnuts which are often used to thicken soups and sauces. Cafés, restaurants, and street-food traditions are well established in Georgia. The markets are full of locally grown fruit and vegetables. Local specialties include desserts made with walnuts, coated in caramelised sugar, gozinaki, or in churchkhela, the nuts are then threaded on string then dipped in thickened, sweetened grape juice which is subsequently dried into chewy, flavourful ’candles’. Lobio is a bean and walnut salad.
Airzena Georgian Airlines is the national airline of Georgia. It operates regular flights from Athens, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Kiev, Moscow, Paris, Tel Aviv and Vienna among other destinations. Typical flight times are from London to Tbilisi is 6 hours 45 minutes, and from New York to Tbilisi is 15 hours (both times include stopovers). The Transcaucasian railway operates overnight services between Baku (Azerbaijan) and Yerevan (Armenia). The main line runs towards the Russian Federation through Georgia along the Black Sea coast. The Silk Road Express also runs a service from Baku to Tbilisi.