About Sights - Borjomi Aerial Tramway

Borjomi Aerial Tramway

Passengers enjoying the view from the Borjomi Aerial

Opened in August 2005, the Borjomi ropeway connects Borjomi town with the mountain above. Borjomi (Georgian: ბორჯომი) is a resort town in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge in south-central Georgia, famous for its mineral water industry.

Lower station of the Borjomi Aerial Tramway

Lower station of the Borjomi Aerial Tramway

The aerial tramway journey takes just over 3 minutes and provides spectacular views of the town and Borjomi Gorge.

View of Borjomi town from the aerial tramway

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About Food - Akhkhyla

Recipe for Akhkhyla

Akhkhyla and peppers

Akhkhyla is used in Abkhazia to flavor meat, fish and vegetable dishes and also as an ingredient in sauces, such as walnut sauce. It is similar to Svanetian salt but is made without garlic.

Akhkhyla and peppers

Ingredients: 50 grams of crushed coriander seeds, 50 grams of crushed dill seeds, 50 grams of dried basil, 50 grams of dried Summer Savory, 50 grams of blue fenugreek, 50 grams of hot dried red pepper and 50…

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About Architecture - Silknet Sales Office in Tbilisi

Silknet Sales Office in Tbilisi

Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

The Silknet sales office in Tbilisi was designed by Architects of Invention Ltd and has a theme of a ‘transmitter’ – a device for transferring information.

Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

The futuristic styling of the ‘Transmitter’ desk reflects Silknet’s role as a leading telecommunications and entertainment company in Georgia.

Interior of Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

Interior of Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

Sales desk at the Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

Sales desk at the…

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About Architecture - Old Photographs of the Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

The Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

1930’s photograph of the design model for the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi.

Designed by Archil Kurdiani, the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi was completed in 1935 and had a capacity for 23,000 spectators. It has been reconstructed several times and is now known as the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

The Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

1930’s photograph of the design model for the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi.

1930’s photograph of the design model for the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi.

Dinamo Stadium

Dinamo Stadium

Football match at the Dinamo Stadium

Football match at the Dinamo Stadium

Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

Entrance to the Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

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About Sights - Signagi

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

Situated on steep hills overlooking the Alazani Valley and facing the Greater Caucasus Mountains, the town of Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი), in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, is a popular destination for tourists. In recent years, the town has been transformed by reconstruction and building.

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

The town is known for its carpet…

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About Sport - Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

MIA Force team driver Davit "Data" Kajaia's car at the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

MIA Force team driver Davit “Data” Kajaia (Georgian: დავით “დათა” ქაჯაია) won the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014 held on August 24 in Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. Davit is best known for winning the Legends Euro Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013.

MIA Force team driver Davit "Data" Kajaia's car at the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

MIA Force team driver Davit “Data” Kajaia’s car at the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

First held in 2004, the event is organized by Tegeta Motors and…

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About Art - Paintings of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Paintings of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Artist Mimo Mondal was born in Bangladesh and now lives and paints in Tbilisi. His water color and acrylic paintings of Tbilisi are bold and colorful.

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Mimo’s paintings have been exhibited in New York, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bangladesh and Georgia.

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

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About Celebrations - Mariamoba

Mariamoba

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება). Photo by Roberto Strauss via Wikimedia Commons

August 28 is Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin) (Georgian: მარიამობა) in Georgia. It is one of the greatest holy days and Orthodox Christians will visit a church, pray and light candles.

Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)

Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

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About Sights - The Highest Restaurant in Svaneti

Zuruldi - The Highest Restaurant in Svaneti

Zuruldi is the highest restaurant in Svaneti

Situated at a height of 2340 m, the Zuruldi restaurant near the town of Mestia is the highest restaurant in Georgia’s Svaneti region (Georgian: სვანეთი).

Zuruldi is the highest restaurant in Svaneti

Zuruldi is the highest restaurant in Svaneti

The restaurant is a popular venue for visitors to the Hatsvali Mountain Ski Resort.

A snowmobile at the Zuruldi Restaurant

A snowmobile at the Zuruldi Restaurant

The views from the restaurant are breathtaking.

The Zuruldi Restaurant

The Zuruldi Restaurant

Dancing on the terrace of the Zuruldi Restaurant.

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About Sights - Kintrishi Protected Areas

Kintrishi Protected Areas

Arch stone bridge at Kobalauri village.

The Kintrishi Protected Areas (Georgian: კინტრიშის დაცული ტერიტორიები) are located between the Black Sea and the mountain system of Achara-Imereti in the gorge of the Kintrishi River in Georgia’s Ajara region. It consists mainly of mountains and gorges covered with forests of beech, chestnut, hornbeam, oak, and silver fir.

Mount Sarbiela in the Kintrishi Protected Areas

Mount Sarbiela in the Kintrishi Protected Areas

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