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Street Book Market, Tbilisi

Georgian Culture in Books and Film

Many of you may still not know that Georgia is a country of an ancient culture with rich history and unique artefacts. It is located at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Civilizations, where the fusion of European and Asian lifestyles has been going on for millennia. It is impossible … Read More

Vardzia, Georgia

Caucasus Blogger Trips Roundup

Ever since our own initial research trips to the Caucasus region back in 2017 we’ve been keen to share these unique destinations with a wider public. In pursuit of that goal we’ve sent a fair few bloggers there to discover for themselves why these countries on the far edge of … Read More

Kakheti vineyards

Wines of the Caucasus

Few beverages are more widespread and ancient than wine, so assigning it a birthplace is a bit akin to hunting for the woman who invented the wheel, or the man who first started to use fire. That said, the Georgians claim wine as their own invention, and they do have … Read More

Nine Memorable Party Spots

One reason we love East and Central Europe so much is its sheer diversity. In even a smaller city you can find endless options to party. Here are favorites we’ve encountered in our travels, or like to frequent and take our guests to.

The aerial tramway to Turtle Lake from Vake Park

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part II, Everywhere Else!)

From renaissance villas to isolated islands to a lake accessible by cablecar and a park home to some of the largest statues and monasteries in Europe, we can help you find some of the most scenic and memorable picnic spots, from Rome to Tallinn to Tbilisi. We asked out local … Read More

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Central & Eastern Europe’s Diverse, Delectable Desserts

From blood sausage to octopus risotto, East and Central European cuisine runs the gamut, and its desserts, varied as they may be, are all worth a taste. We asked our local staff for their favorites, and struggled mightily to winnow them down enough to fit into a blog post! Here … Read More

A spread of Georgian food

Georgian: 2019’s Cuisine of the Year

Exotic and tasty, if tricky to pronounce, Georgian cuisine is finally getting the credit it deserves. Hospitality-trend forecaster af&co declared Georgia’s food its 2019 “Cuisine of the Year,” and Khachapuri its “Dish of the Year,” in part because it’s so photogenic. Scroll down this page and you’ll see what we … Read More

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Caucasus Now

We have just added the Caucasus region, comprised of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia to our map. Two members of our sales team and I conducted our research trips there last fall. We all came away impressed and I’m very thrilled to announce that we are now offering vacation packages to the region. I think … Read More

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