Not many people seem to visit Tbilisi so far. The only foreigners I met are exchange students doing european studies and very few travellers surrounded by an incredible tranquility and calm.
No tour groups. No aggressive vendors who harass you. No danger and power ranger.
Besides, it looks like this:
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
For me Tbilisi was magical. One of my 6 reasons why I fell in love with Georgia is the diversity. It’s quite hard to describe this, but it makes me ask myself why the hell I didn’t come earlier.
So I set foot in Tbilisi. Me, and a backpack. First impression:
It felt like a place frozen in time. Beautiful. Unique. Culturally limitless. Lots of contrasts. Bohemian. Mix between adventure, sightseeing, and art. Yes!
History. Food. Wine. Nightlife. Kindness of the people. Breathtaking panoramas – and girls 🙂 – These are the most obvious things everyone could notice after a few time spent in this city. But what really makes this place so special, this is something I want to focus on, trying to list 3 reasons why Tbilisi feels so out of nowhere:
1) It has that mixt of everything
You want to go crazy all night? Great, you will see a lot of young people everywhere that would be delighted to join you.
Wanna chill? The city is situated in a mountainous area, so you’ll definitely get the chance to enjoy some amazing views. Like I did…
2) Do you love ART?
Art life of Tbilisi is in full swing. People are getting more interested in cultural events and thematic garden parties than in an ordinary nightclub.
Surprisingly, the architecture varies a lot. For example there is very little academic knowledge available on Georgian Art Nouveau, mostly due to its rejection during the Soviet era, but there are boulevards full with this style. Art galleries are many and innovative artists have opened a new page for the art life of the capital. Luckly, I had the chance to meet some of them in the woods, an outdoor party organized monthly in a forest, just a few kilometers from the city.
3) That vibe
It may be the presence of history. The local art and handicrafts. The presence of religion and tradition. The smell of food. It may be the Old Town and its hidden cafes. Little alleys and streets all over the city. It may be Holy Trinity Cathedral, the biggest Cathedral I’ve seen in my life.
I have no idea what creates the vibe of the city. But I love it. And my camera too.
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