Georgian – shop for tourists

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The largest book shop in Georgia ,,Biblusi’’ has opened the first shop specially designated to the needs and interests of tourists and named it ,,Georgian’’. Shop Georgian is located on the David Aghmashenebeli 55. ,,Georgian’’ is unique of its kind and offers variety of the Georgian products to tourists.

Visitors of the shop ,,Georgian’’ can obtain high quality products made by the Georgian entrepreneurs. There is variety of products and the place is very interesting among tourists.

Georgian national clothes, unique Georgian souvenirs, Georgian honey, Georgian sweets and drinks, books are among products one can obtain in the ,,Georgian’’. Here is a special corner for the Georgian wine advisor Allwine.ge – around 500 types of the Georgian wine are represented there and degustation of wine is free. The place is not designated only for tourists. Being a guest there may be equally pleasant for both the foreign visitors and the Georgians.

Representatives of Biblusi emphasize that by making this step they want to encourage the Georgian entrepreneurship as well. Shop ,,Georgian’’ cooperates with them and contributes in popularization of the Georgian products. This is very important to spread the Georgian products on the foreign markets.

Biblusi is a book shop in Georgia that owns 60 book stores in Georgia. Biblusi owns café Piato, Art and Craft workshop.
source:www.Georgianjournal.ge, Photo: www.Georgianjournal.ge

Matador Network: Why You Need to See Tbilisi

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Matador Network has dedicated an article to the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, giving reasons why it is a good idea to visit the city.

The article reads that Georgia is unknown to many travelers but that it is slowly becoming a hot destination. It also says that there are a lot of activities that can be done in Tbilisi.

“You can stroll in Rike Park along the Mtkvari River and watch kids play in the grass. From the park, you can take a cable car to Narikala Fortress for a sweeping view of the city. Or you can wander around in the streets of Old Town, go to the market, and eat all the food you can,” it says, adding the food is very inexpensive, and you can find good private accommodation for a few dollars a night. Moreover, traveling by taxi is also common and cheap.

Another reason named in the article as to why travelers should visit Tbilisi is that the architecture there is “quirky and awesome.”

“Influences from Europe, Persia, the Arab world, and Russia have shaped Georgia’s identity, resulting in one of the most unique cultures in the world,” the article reads, adding this combination of the future and the past will definitely leave an impression.

For people traveling with kids, the article recommends visiting Mtatsminda Park, a big amusement park at the top of Mount Mtatsminda, at over 2,500 high and the highest point in the city. It was also a very popular public park in the USSR during the Soviet Union.

The author underlines that Georgian people are very welcoming.

“Georgians are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in all of Europe. Although many of them don’t understand or speak English, they’ll go out of their way to help you out,” it says.

And of course, Georgian cuisine is one of the top reasons why one should visit the country, where “every meal is a feast.”

“Most meals in Georgia include more food than can physically fit on the table. A must-try is khinkali, Georgian dumplings,” the article reads.

In addition to this, only a two-hour drive away from Tbilisi you will find Sighnaghi, a picturesque, small town in Kakheti, the wine region of Georgia.

“Sighnaghi is a cobblestoned village and the perfect place to try some of the famous Georgian qvevri wine,” reads the article.

 

 

Source: www.Georgiatoday.ge; By Thea Morrison

Photo: www.Georgiatoday.ge

3rd International Qvevri Competition to Be Held in Georgia

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On June 21-22, Georgia is to offer yet another unforgettable journey in the world of wine by holding the 3rd International Qvevri Competition. The two-day event is to host local, as well as foreign, Qvevri producers from and present their wines, which will be tasted and evaluated by a special jury comprising Georgian and international experts.

The major aim of the project is introduce the best Qvevri wines to wider audiences, and to increase their popularity and frequency of consumption globally.

The competition is organized by the Association ‘Georgian Wine’, National Wine Agency and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia. The participants have an opportunity to apply to present their products by June 14.

The 1st Qvevri Wine Competition took place in 2017 in Georgia, much contributing to the augmentation of interest in Qvevri wine.

The Georgian traditional method of winemaking, using the large clay pots “Qvevri” was granted the status of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2013.

 

source: www.Georgianjournal.ge; By Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

Photo: Wikipedia

Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti Protected Areas to Be Expanded

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The Government of Georgia to expand the Protected Areas in Samtskhe-Javakheti region in southern Georgia, which includes the historical Georgian provinces of Meskheti, Javakheti and Tori.

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze stated during the briefing before Thursday’s government meeting, that the unique Samtskhe-Javakheti ecosystem will develop, and far-reaching activities will be implemented.

“We have been working on this issue for a long time. At some point, this unique reserve was on the verge of destruction, so it required protection and concrete steps. I am talking about the unique ecosystem of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Everyone who has been to this most beautiful region will agree that it has immense untapped tourism potential. We have made a decision to expand the area of these protected territories,” Bakhtadze said.

Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili said protection of the unique ecosystems of Samtskhe-Javakheti requires a unified approach of environmental protection and sustainable development of the region, which is possible through the expansion of the Protected Areas.

The draft law on the creation and management of Javakheti Protected Areas reads the expansion of the protected territories is planned by 5152 hectares. The expanded part is located within the Ninotsminda municipality and includes the lakes of Abuli, Sagamo, Paravani and their surrounding areas.

Source: www.Georgianjournal.ge, By Thea Morrison