ADVENTURER  THE FIRST INSIDERS    GUIDE TO G E O R G I A  ISSUE  2 WINTER 2018-19  NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH     Winter in G...
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6  EDITOR   S LETTER  T  hose of you who can enjoy winter specialties to the full extent are the lucky ones. Winter offers...
8  CONTRIBUTORS Anna Shukhaeva Designer  For a designer who works on various publications, Adventurer is like bliss. No ma...
10  CONTENTS  page  64  EDITOR RECOMMENDS 16   Sabaduri Forest  SHOPPING TOURIST ETIQUETTE 18     How to Survive Georgian ...
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12   CONTENTS  page  24  52  53    55   Wine Factory Lado Gudiashvili Exhibition Hall Tbilisi Silk Museum  STORY    56  Ge...
14  Concierge Tbilisi  C  oncierGE Tbilisi invites adventure lovers to join us on a truly unique and magical Ski Tour in M...
16  Editor Recommends SABADURI FOREST  Between Tskhvarichamia and Tianeti 20 km from Tbilisi Part of Tbilisi National Park...
Sabaduri Forest belongs to Tbilisi National Park. It is located 20 kilometers from the Gldani area in Tbilisi, going all t...
18  Tourist etiquette  H OW TO S U RV I V E G E O R G I A N C H R I S T M A S H O L I DAYS  2 NEW YEARS It   s an almost u...
19 Georgia struggles to distance itself from its traditionalist values, some Tbilisians do celebrate Christmas in December...
20   TOURIST ETIQUETTE show what they mean in terms of sweetness. Gozinaki     roasted pieces of walnuts glazed with boile...
21 boiled or roasted  or both  turkey, but the hardest part to make is the walnut sauce. Some recipes call for adding corn...
22  GEORGIA IN THE  International Headlines The Rockies, the Alps, the Caucasus  Georgia Plans for the Future By Gabriel L...
23  Georgia on my Plate     a Culinary Journey in the Caucasus By Killian Fox 9 December, 2018 This is the overriding impr...
24   FOOD   DRINKS  Ghvinis Karkhana  Wine Factory   In one of Tbilisi   s old districts, on the corner of Melikishvili an...
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26   FOOD   DRINKS  den that is older than the factory itself. Legend suggests drinking under this tree cures jealousy. Yo...
28   FOOD   DRINKS  vegetarians alike. The restaurant also offers a variety of wines from family-run wine cellars, and you...
29  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Diana Anphimiadi is a Tbilisi-based poet, publicist, linguist and translator. Among her published...
30   FOOD   DRINKS  become the centers of attention. If you find it hard to make heads or tails out of Cocktail Factory   ...
31  6 Giorgi Akhvlediani Street, Tbilisi Call   995 599 36 27 49 Serves lunch, dinner, drinks, and coffee Good for Groups ...
32   FOOD   DRINKS  2 Ivane Tarkhnishvili Street, Vera Area, Tbilisi Call   995 595 43 33 35 Japanese, Korean and Vietname...
33 kimchi, and ramen served with sake, soju, or tea.    It   s on Tarkhnishvili street with floor to ceiling windows, fair...
34   FOOD   DRINKS which we started with veggie summer rolls  served with a delicious peanut sauce , continued with bibimb...
35  8, Sioni St., Tbilisi, Georgia Tbilisi History Museum Building Call   995 555 44 09 01 Open  12 00 PM - 12 00 AM Stree...
36   FOOD   DRINKS  VEGAN CAF  S  and products in Tbilisi Text by Nino Chimakadze  A  lthough Georgia is more known for it...
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38   FOOD   DRINKS  CAF   LEILA  KIWI CAF    Address  18, Shavteli Str. Working hours  12 pm     2 am  Address  6 Ivane Ma...
39  NAMU Address  9 Ramaz Chkhikvadze Str.  HUMMUSBAR Address  3 Merab Kostava Str. Working hours  12 pm - 11 30 pm  Hummu...
40   ONE DAY TOUR  Mtskheta A G R E AT H I S TO RY J U S T 20 MINUTES FROM THE C A P I TA L  M  tskheta   s unique landsca...
41  early as the 3rd-2nd millennia BC. In the 1st millennium BC, Didi Mtskheta  Greater Mtskheta  emerged here as a hub fo...
42   ONE DAY TOUR  ORNAMENT EXPRESS 14 Erekle II St., Mtskheta Call   995 322 98 23 46 Open from 9 am to 11 pm  NOTE  The ...
43  Just make a wish THIS YEAR SHOPPING AND E N T E R TA I N M E N T C I T Y- E A S T P O I N T, M A K E S YO U R W I S H ...
44  Where to shop F O R C LOT H E S A N D M O R E  Launched by Tbilisi-bred designer  Gola Damian  and local girls  Nini N...
45 SAUVAGE Concept Store Tbilisi is focused on sunglasses, eyewear, and perfume. The store offers  a number of luxe  shade...
46   SHOPPING  Akhvlediani Street is batting her eyelashes at tourists, teasing and tantalizing them. One particularly lav...
47  TBILISI MALL  In the west end of Tbilisi, on a plateau hemmed in by mountains, sits Tbilisi Mall, one of Caucasus   s ...
48   SHOPPING  Funduki is a family business designing eco-friendly and stylishly simple furniture and accessories. They cr...
50   SHOPPING  FRAGRANCES  LIGEA  LIGEA LA SIRENA   by Carthusia For women and men Citrus, fresh spicy, with lavender Cart...
51  M.INT - JOKING ASIDE by Helen   Serge Mints For men and women White floral, vanilla, musky, powdery The history of the...
52  Arts   Cultural Events TO LO O K U P I N T B I L I S I  MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN TBILISI Every time I walked down Me...
53  corridors and several ancient stone-clad halls, along with two storage rooms. Behind the old ornamented iron door, you...
54   ARTS   CULTURAL EVENTS  frequently exhibited here. A few words about the artist himself. Lado Gudiashvili  18961980  ...
55 around and you will learn that it is the Tbilisi Silk Museum, the oldest one in Georgia, established in 1887 in Mushtai...
56   STORY  GET YOUR KICKS  skiing in Georgia   s mountains   Story by  Natia Mikeladze-Bakhsoliani   3  5-40 years ago, b...
57   Natia Mikeladze-Bakhsoliani has been skiing since she was three years old. In 1972-1973, she, a quintessential ski af...
58   STORY  a peculiar setting for skiing, something cozy and magical that keeps luring you back. A brand new kind of joy ...
60   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  RED-CO      YOUR WAY TO PLEASANT VACATIONING IN THE MOUNTAINS Ski-in ski-out Apartments from...
61  one internationally branded hotel. RED-CO is cooperating with a large team of Georgian and foreign architects, represe...
B R I E F LY Georgia   s mountain resorts are diverse, some more suitable for family vacations, others strictly for adults...
Winter Resorts  IN FOCUS  If you are into skiing or other winter-related pleasures, you will find a number of places in Ge...
64   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Mestia SVA N E T I  Mestia  480 km from Tbilisi International Airport  220 km from Kutaisi I...
65  Here, you are very likely to forget skiing and other fun activities. and southwest slopes of Mount Tetnuldi  4,858 m ,...
66   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  MESTIA  Where to eat Svaneti   s must-tries include kubdari double-crust pie stuffed with mi...
67  Eating En Route RESTAURANT EGRISI Once you step into this neat cozy yard, you will have a hard time choosing where to ...
68   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  MESTIA  TETNULDI  9 Margiani St. The average price of a twin room is 230 GEL Tetnuldi is my ...
69  Gudauri Gudauri  120 km from Tbilisi International Airport w 320 km from Kutaisi International Airport w 443 km from B...
70   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  GUDAURI Gudauri even more attractive to adventure sports fans are the heli-skiing possibilit...
71  MARCO POLO GUDAURI RESTAURANT  The Marco Polo Hotel is the most luxurious establishment in Gudauri, and so is its top-...
72   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  GUDAURI  QUADRUM SKI   YOGA RESORT  The average price of a double room is 300 GEL This pecul...
73  Bakuriani  W I N T ER RESO R T  B  akuriani was the first mountain climate and ski resort to be established in Georgia...
74   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  BAKURIANI  The popularity of Bakuriani is defined by the resort   s alpine climate and impre...
75  Where to eat  LE PONCHIK  on Mount Didveli Here you can always find warmth complemented by airy cream and chocolate do...
76   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  BAKURIANI  Where to stay Bakuriani showcases all kinds of hotels, such as large complexes, a...
77  ORBI PALACE APARTHOTEL   SPA   SKI-TODOOR  ALPINE COTTAGES  90 Davit Aghmashenebeli St. Rooms from 300 GEL a day These...
78   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Borjomi  Y EA R-RO UN D DESTINATION  Y  ou might have heard of Borjomi. It   s a balneology ...
79  This magnificent hotel boasts exclusive beds and aromatherapy procedures to guarantee a good night   s rest. The hotel...
80   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  BORJOMI  BORJOMI PALACE HOTEL  800 meters from Central Park, 164 rooms, exclusive health and...
82   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Goderdzi  T  he snow here is abundant, dry, and smooth. High winds hardly ever blow here and...
83 then a half-open six-seat cable tram. Regardless of the weather, sunny or misty, Chanchakha offers views that will sure...
84   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  GODERDZI  Here, all you hear is birds fluttering their wings, rabbits fussing, or skiers swo...
85  Where to stay  A twin room costs 100 GEL These cottages ideally blend into  the surrounding mountains and firs. Food i...
86   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Sairme  Y EA R-RO UN D WELLNESS RESORT  T  he unique resort of Sairme, the largest in Europe...
87  and quiet. Sairme has 152 rooms able to accommodate 390 people. The hotel meets 4-star standards, and its comfortable,...
88   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Kokhta-Mitarbi  FO UR SEASONS OF H APPINESS  I  f you find yourself overcome with the desire...
89  of low developments, and a primary part of the land will be dedicated to green recreation zones and public spaces. Kok...
90   WINTER RESORTS IN FOCUS  Why You Need to Try Heliskiing IN GEORGIA  T  he time has come to start planning your dream ...
91  If you are already a heliskier, then you know all the great reasons to love it, and if you are a newcomer looking for ...
92   WINE TASTING  A glass of Thoughts FOOD AND WINE PAIRING  L  et me wish you a happy holiday season and warn you at the...
93  not help appreciating how pleasantly perky and invigorating it is. It goes perfectly with both festive meals and famil...
94   OUR FAVORITES  IN FOCUS  WINES    Vino Underground     this Tbilisi wine bar serves the best selection of natural win...
95  It is a brainchild of winemakers themselves - thus a very special place.  3  MTSVANE  Dry White Wine   Nikalas Marani ...
96   ROUBRIC  Back to Tbilisi DETOUR
Calligraphy breakfasts in Tbilisi  scan for more info  georgian calligraphy courses Every Weekend staring from December 1s...
98   WHERE TO STAY  IOTA HOTEL TBILISI IOTA HOTEL TBILISI is a five star hotel in the heart of Tbilisi     a minute   s wa...
99  Just a minute walk from Freedom Square Room Numbers  90 Restaurants  3 Daily Cleaning Airport transfer  it   s defined...
100   GUIDE  Timetravelling in Tbilisi  The Roots of Tbilisi-Style Feasting.  Text and Photos by Tamar Esakia  L  et us re...
101  sessions, socializing, and mingling. Consciously or unconsciously, we, Tbilisi   s residents, have been seeking this ...
102   GUIDE Gogiberidze and Chikobava Streets on the left bank of the Mtkvari River would lead you down into one of the mo...
103  door in search of the finest wines, then load their carts and head back to Tbilisi. Each caravan usually consisted of...
104   GUIDE  Photos  Wine Rise.
105  Entrance hall of the house  1 Wine Rise.
106   GUIDE come across basements with staircases leading into the streets in the old neighborhoods of Tbilisi, some prese...
107  down its contents. There are even larger horns that must be handled with both hands. In line with Georgian tradition,...
108   GUIDE  would inspire feasters to engage in dancing.    Amazingly, they danced on a rug full of dishes without knocki...
109  lined what is today Gorgasali Avenue, such as Grishuas Baghi and Monte Carlo, among others, boasted gardens of their ...
110   GUIDE joy, wine as black as ink, known as the blood of the earth.    Above all else, what remains of Old Tbilisi duk...
111  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Oto Lejava, Co-founder of the Asian Restaurant Pepperboy  I recommend several locations to dine ...
112   ENTERTAINMENT  Winter 2018-19 EVENTS IN GEORGIA  NEW YEAR FAIR AT GARDENIA December 22-23  Although the flower garde...
113  NEW YEAR FAIR REPUBLIC SQUARE  December 25-January 7  First time in the recent history of Tbilisi the main New Year  ...
114   ENTERTAINMENT  HAPPY WINE YEAR  22-23 December  Can you imagine Christmas and New Year   s Eve without good wine  Ne...
115  NEW YEAR SOUVENIR CRAFTING WORKSHOP December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22  The Silk Museum offers a unique opportunity to ...
116   ENTERTAINMENT  NEW YEAR HANDICRAFT FAIR  December 11-January 6  The Georgian Craft Association is holding the annual...