ADVENTURER  THE FIRST INSIDERS    GUIDE TO G E O R G I A  ISSUE  3 SPRING 2019  SPRING OF PLEASURES
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4  EDITOR   S LETTER  I  n the spring issue of Adventurer we seduce the readers to join us along the most unknown paths in...
Shopping and Entertainment City  Tbilisi, Kakheti Highway , 2 AI. Tvalchrelidze st
CONTRIBUTORS Sarah Illenberger  We met the author of this beautiful image on the Internet - the Berlin-based artist, illus...
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8  CONTENTS  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Ana MikadzeChikvaidze 21 Ben Wheeler 35  page  96  GEORGIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE...
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10 67  Deda Ena Park 68  Mziuri Park 69 Hippodrome Entertainment 70  Tbilisi Zoo 72 Circus 73 Experimentorium 74  Museum o...
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12  Concierge Tbilisi UNIQUE EXPERIENCES  H  ave you ever thought what makes an experience truly unique  It   s not only t...
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14  GEORGIA IN THE  photo by Michel Marang  International Headlines  Meet The 25-Year-Old Georgian Winemaker Named to Forb...
15  FACEBOOK POST  11 Things You Can Only See in Georgia by Georgia Tourism. With seaside, mountains, lakes, historic ruin...
16   GEORGIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES  Tusheti, Georgia  The Last Wild Place in Europe by Benjamin Kemper That   s h...
18  THE ADVANTAGES OF A MODERN APARTMENT IN AN OLD CITY A story for those ready to rent an apartment in Tbilisi.  A  t fir...
19  BEST PROPERTIES FOR RENT  ing a comfortable environment for clients. Even after the completion of construction, the co...
20   REAL ESTATE  company in 2017. This service involves a virtual space serving those renting apartments at residential c...
21  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Ana Mikadze-Chikvaidze is a natural-born reformer and activist who has revitalized the popularity...
22   ROUBRIC  B E S T  Restaurants in Tbilisi
23  Ovsyanka Bar  C  hovelidze Street started its transformation from the very bottom several years ago and the process ha...
24   FOOD AND DRINKS  IMMIGRANTS COOK  23 Tamar Chovelidze St Call  599 85 00 65 Open  from 10am till 10pm on Workdays  ti...
25  Special recommendations  Try their homemade ice cream with Russian bread     a true delicacy. The owners of the place ...
26   FOOD AND DRINKS  BEST RESTAURANTS  Umami Tbilisi ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT  Usually when a restaurant is incorporated i...
27  Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel 1 Rose Revolution Square Call   995 322 402 200  must voluntarily take a back seat to rookie...
28   FOOD AND DRINKS  BEST RESTAURANTS  tables and hoisin sauce     I simply can   t recall the last time I tried such per...
29  82 Uznadze St., Tbilisi Call  577 22 29 09 Open  6 pm - 12 am Walk-Ins Welcome     I wouldn   t call it a fusion. It  ...
30   FOOD AND DRINKS  BEST RESTAURANTS Little hint  The restaurant is situated on the left bank of the Mtkvari River. It i...
31  Rainer   s has a very interesting take on modernizing Georgian food classics. delicious pizza with dozens of interesti...
32   FOOD AND DRINKS  BEST RESTAURANTS  GHUMELI Restaurant  In-and-Out at Once Text by Tamar Kvinikadze  I  t is common sc...
33  restaurant   s pkhali dishes inspire us Georgians to exclaim,    That   s what I   m talking about     while helping f...
34   FOOD AND DRINKS  BEST RESTAURANTS  joy the best part of both the paste and the meat, and secondly, no flavor sticks o...
35  MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Ben Wheeler Ben Wheeler is a musician, composer, and ethnomusicologist specializing in the music ...
36   ROUBRIC  BAR HUNTING  in Tbilisi Bars visited and reviewed by local party-goer Nini Sparsiashvili.
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38   BAR HUNTING  BAUHAUS   BAR POLITIKA  Bauhaus Dedaena Park Bauhaus is open from 3 PM to 2 AM on weekdays, and from 6 P...
39  Politika 164 Aghmashenebeli Ave. Politika is open from 12 AM to 2 AM on weekdays and from 11 AM to 3 AM on Friday and ...
40   BAR HUNTING  DEDAENA BAR The Dedaena Bar, which joined Tbilisi   s nightlife just a few months ago, was quick to rece...
41  CACTUS BAR Once I get started, I find it hard to stop talking about this place, because I used to work there. Cactus o...
42   BAR HUNTING  AMBAVI 12 Galaktion Tabidze St. Weekdays from 6 PM to 2 AM Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to 4 AM Call   ...
A KidFriendly Tbilisi CAFES AND EATERIES  Tbilisi now offers many comfortable kid-friendly cafes and restaurants with exce...
46   KID FRIENDLY  CAFES AND EATERIES  CAF   CANAPE  14 Abashidze Street, 7 Kazbegi Street, 15 6 Abano Street  CAF   EZO  ...
47  FABRIKA  18 Ninoshvili Street Fabrika in Tbilisi is a large multifunctional space not just for young adults, but even ...
48   KID FRIENDLY  CAFES AND EATERIES  CAF   BROTMEISTER  16 Eristavi Street, 7-9 Taktakishvili Street  CAF   STRADA  7 Sa...
49  SAKHACHAPURE  1  5 Rustaveli Avenue  Yes, khachapuri cheese bread is the face of Georgian cuisine, but there   s not j...
50   KID FRIENDLY  CAFES AND EATERIES  TSISKVILI  99 Beliashvili Street, 75 Chavchavadze Avenue, 10a Rustaveli Street in T...
51  TAMASHOBANA  13 G. Akhvlediani Street  The Tamashobana Georgian toy brand has opened a caf   where, apart from buying ...
52   KID FRIENDLY  CAFES AND EATERIES  Mziuri park territory Open  from 11 AM to 10 PM For the schedule of events, please ...
53  Olafinia     PLAY THE GEORGIAN GAME  Olafinia might not sound Georgian to you, but it actually transports you into the...
54   KID FRIENDLY  ENTERTAINMENT  FOCUS MOKUS Focus Mokus is the largest entertainment center in Georgia. Focus Mokus is l...
55  The unique concept, along with outstanding attractions like Max Flight, Drop Tower, Typhoon, Magic Mountains, 7D Games...
56   KID FRIENDLY  Hiking and Biking Mission hard but still possible  how to find green spaces in and about Tbilisi Text b...
57  to ensuing revolutions and wars. Under Soviet rule though, the area was bent into shape. In the post-Soviet period, th...
58   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING on Chonkadze Street. The station is a 10 minutes    walk from the Freedom Square subw...
59  terfall, and historic arched bridges. The garden   s territory includes a caf   or you can just bring your lunchbox wi...
60   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING  scientist Giorgi Chitaia. Today it is part of the umbrella Georgian National Museum....
61  TURTLE LAKE Korki Lake is an alternative name for this destination, though Tbilisi   s residents, for the most part, r...
62   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING best-kept secret is that you can take a trail from Turtle Lake to Mtatsminda Park, a ...
63 engage in soccer or basketball games here. The territory is suitable for simply enjoying swimming or a picnic in the co...
64   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING  commissioned in 1953. Admittedly, the reservoir   s vicinity cannot boast an abundan...
65 create a green area in this part of town. The modern-day park incorporates 34 hectares, with a long staircase leading f...
66   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING  MUSHTAIDI One of the oldest parks in Tbilisi, Mushtaidi was established by a Mujtahi...
67 funhouse mirror room, a shooting range, and more. The carousel built by French specialists in 1905 has been restored an...
68   KID FRIENDLY  HIKING AND BIKING Mother Tongue was erected at the park   s center, and the place became known as Deda ...
69  photo  Goga Chanadiri  HIPPODROME  over, development projects in the 1990s annexed much of the park   s territory. In ...
70   KID FRIENDLY  Entertainment  TBILISI ZOO In 1927, a zoo opened on the riverbank in one of Tbilisi   s suburbs, now a ...
71  64 Kostava St. Open  from 10 AM to 9 PM  Various attractions are scattered throughout the territory of the zoo, some o...
72   KID FRIENDLY  ENTERTAINMENT  TBILISI CIRCUS 1 Heroes Square Open  from 10 AM to 7 PM Call    995 32  2 98 30 35   995...
73  EXPERIMENTORIUM Experimentorium is the most unconventional museum in town, a perfect place to visit in the company of ...
74   KID FRIENDLY  ENTERTAINMENT masterclasses, and also different types of thematic guests like Harry Potter, the Grinch,...
75  The museum is designed for all age categories and generations. It also allows visitors to hold birthday events for chi...
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78   SHOPPING  Where to shop C O N C E P T S TO R E S  Chaos is a multi-brand store complemented by the recently opened ve...
79  The interior and furniture of this recently opened store, which displays books and a variety of exciting items, is all...
80   SHOPPING  CONCEPT STORES  The store is owned by artists Detu and Mariam Natroshvili who specialize in text background...
81  TBILISI MALL  In the west end of Tbilisi, on a plateau hemmed in by mountains, sits Tbilisi Mall, one of Caucasus   s ...
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84   GUIDE  A THREE-YEAR  Glimpse of Freedom Text and Photo by Tamar Esakia  On the photo  Rustaveli State Drama Theater  ...
85  T  In 2018 Georgia celebrated its 100th anniversary of independence. A century has passed since Georgia elected its fi...
86   GUIDE  6 SHOTA RUSTAVELI AVENUE After the establishment of Russian rule in 1801, a Viceroy was appointed as the Cauca...
87 Gaprindashvili and Tigran Petrosian once studied the ABCs of chess.  8 SHOTA RUSTAVELI AVENUE  a National Hero in 2015....
88   GUIDE  1 PAVLE INGOROKVA STREET  On April 9, 1991 and in the same building, the newly elected National Government res...
89 of the Russian Viceroy in the Caucasus. During the period of independence, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Educati...
90   GUIDE  country   s sovietization, Wardrop organized the Georgian Committee in England and the Georgian Historical Soc...
91  7 PAOLO IASHVILI STREET From 1920-1921, the Embassy of the Russian Soviet Federative Republic in Georgia occupied this...
92   GUIDE  me, a public figure, ethnographer, artist, and pedagogue who spent 16 years of his life in Georgia.  45 KOTE M...
93  148 DAVIT AGMASHENEBELI AVENUE From 1919 until Georgia   s sovietization, this building housed the Cadet School establ...
94    ROUBRIC VISIT TO THE ARTIST   S STUDIO  Salome Jokhadze   s Space Text by Nini Darchia  C  To see Salome   s works o...
95 many found me odd as I lived in my own imaginary world, oblivious to everything else. And painting was the only way to ...
96   ROUBRIC  B R I E F LY The abundance of resort destinations in Tbilisi is defined, among others, by their natural posi...
97  Resorts      GOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE  SYST E M  Thanks to Georgia   s mountains and rivers, semi-deserts and ravines, sea...
98   CLIMATE RESORTS  Bakhmaro A mountain resort in Guria, Western Georgia with an emphasis on preventive medicine and pul...
99  extreme sports fans liven up this nearly desolate, depopulated place in winter. Bakhmaro   s climate has been hailed f...
100   CLIMATE RESORTS 23 and 40 kilometers respectively, though the longer but wider Chokhatauri allowed for reaching Bakh...
101  Borjomi Borjomi  This destination, 160 kilometers from Tbilisi and 810-850 meters above sea level, is located in the ...
102   CLIMATE RESORTS  Mountains. The mineral springs of the Borjomi Gorge were discovered over one thousand years ago. It...
103 with ghee, and top-quality dairy products. You can enjoy all these if you are hosted by a local household. Otherwise, ...
104   CLIMATE RESORTS  Where to stay  CROWN PLAZA Address  9 Baratashvili St. Borjomi Contact  0322 221 221  Prices for a ...
105  Restaurant Arfaye is a perfect destination for all-day dining, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. The L...
106   CLIMATE RESORTS  BORJOMI LIKANI HOTEL Address  16 Meskheti St., Borjomi Contact  0 322 292 292 info borjomilikani.co...
107  Abastumani  L  ocated in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, the Abastumani Resort is the most famous balneological resort...
108   CLIMATE RESORTS er kinds of thermal waters with an average temperature around 42   C . Having a bath there is highly...
109 Excursion services in Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory  INDIVIDUAL EXCURSIONS  ONE VISITOR   Adults  Day 4GEL   Ni...
110   CLIMATE RESORTS  Tsagveri  T  sagveri resort is located in a favorable climate region, 14km from Borjomi. The climat...
111  Where to stay  KECHKHOBI SANATORIUM  erties especially good for treating gastrointestinal disorders.  Vacationing at ...
112   CLIMATE RESORTS  Surami  S  urami resort is located in Shida Kartli  Central Georgia , at about a onehour drive from...
113 9.6  C and the average monthly temperatures of January and August are -0.9  C and  20.2  C respectively. Precipitation...
Feudal  114   ROUBRIC  Tbilisi
115  It   s true that Tbilisi has been Georgia   s capital since the 5th century AD, though the first human settlement app...
116   GUIDE ROUBRIC  20  Baratashvili str.  Mtkvari  19 18  21  17 16  Erekle II square  Antimoz Iverieli str.  15  Freedo...
117  ON THE MAP  loz  o Nik ise  ili R  shv  a rat  Ba  Rike Park  Cable car base stop  2  3  Mtkva  ri  1  Route Start Po...
118   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI  Archeological Museum and    ethnographic garden    at the Forty Martyrs of Sebastia Monastery...
119     He steps on Mount Elbrus, and mountains quake and tremble,    a folk poem reads.  struck the church. The explosion...
120   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI
121  the only house of prayer for all the Muslims where Sunnis and Shiites perform their religious services in turn. Swerv...
122   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI 13th century sources confirm that 65 bathhouses operated in Tbilisi at the time.  deer that he...
123     No other place in the world brings together so many people of foreign descent... You are bound to come across Arme...
124   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI  Rug traders showcasing their colorful merchandise on baluster balconies... All the vendors pr...
125  Chorkhana  Hatters Row , Sirachkhana  Vodka and Wine Sellers Row , Lilakhana  Dyers Row , and others. The place where...
126   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI  The museum offers exhibition halls and a permanent exposition dedicated to the history of Tbi...
wikipedia.org  127  facing the church. The latter, one of the earliest examples of Classical Russian Architecture, was bui...
128   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI bars. Here you will find a small caravanserai. This building, once remodeled into a communal a...
129  Georgia occupying what used to be the Royal Palace. The Church of St. George, the only surviving building from the Ro...
130   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI  tour so as to be there either at 12 PM or at 7 PM, you will also enjoy a brief puppet show. T...
131  inscribed on the second floor fa  ade  May we never shed tears, except when cutting onions. Tired  Well, you can wrap...
132   GUIDE  FEUDAL TBILISI  During reinforcement work on this street a few years back, fragments of the old defensive wal...
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134   A GLASS OF THOUGHTS  The High Class of Wines  W  inemakers rarely apply the term class to Georgian wine. In their wo...
135  Teliani village micro-zone in 2016. This wine exudes a whole array of summer flavors. At first, ripe cherries hit you...
136   EVENTS  Spring 2019  photo  Oleg Elkis  A R T A N D S H OW S I N T B I L I S I  AQUARIUM April 14th, 2019  Famous ro...
137  photographer Thomas Dworzak, a self-proclaimed    Prisoner of the Caucasus    and a resident of Georgia for many year...
138   EVENTS  SPRING 2019  WELCOME TO GEORGIA     THE MUSICAL   SEASON 3 A musical, romantic theatrical play telling a sto...
139  PRE-EASTER EXHIBITION AND FAIR April 19-27th, 2019  A very interesting and beautiful place in Tbilisi for those who l...
140   EVENTS  SPRING 2019  Project Partner  SOLO Curator  Domenico De Chirico Address  19 Ingorokva str  5 9 April str Bui...
141  NEW WINE FESTIVAL May 11th, 2019  The upcoming New Wine Festival is special for the Wine Club  this year marks the 10...
142   EVENTS  SPRING 2019  4GB 2019  17th, 18th, 24th   25th of May  TBILISI ART FAIR  17-19 May  This is the 2nd edition ...
143  PIROSMANI ABROAD Until June 1st, 2020 Niko Pirosmani - A Wanderer Between Worlds   Vincent van Gogh  Speed   Aplomb  ...
144   EVENTS  SPRING 2019  RENEWED EXPOSITION OF NIKO PIROSMANASHVILI   S ARTWORKS  Until October 9th, 2019  Visitors will...