Tucked away in the south east of Georgia, the capital city of Tbilisi (თბილისი) is a gritty city of charm and transformation. The city, straddled between the mighty empires of Europe and Asia, has had a turbulent history since being founded in the 5th century. Nonetheless the hardy Georgian folk…

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Batumi, Georgia is a long standing resort on the Black Sea coast. This city of contrasts is booming and fast becoming the hotspot of the Caucasus. Billions of dollars have been pumped into the city since 2000 and it’s a city of continual juxtaposition. Many travellers find Batumi gaudy and soulless,…

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Wedged between steep tea growing hills and the blue waters of the Black Sea, the Sarpi border crossing is the busiest crossing between Turkey and Georgia. In recent years it’s become more accessible and safe for travellers. Open 24 Hours Bus connection to Batumi on Georgian side No dolmus /…

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From Bosnia all the way to Georgia, the endearing magic of Eastern Europe awaits! Backpacking through Eastern Europe can be incredibly cheap for the budget traveller, with fascinating cities, superb food and hundreds of festivals. I’m a big fan of eastern Europe backpacking – and here’s five cities I love.…

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*Sadly, it appears that the Sleeper Train is no longer in service due to the upgrading of trains in Georgia. See below for more options*  The Tbilisi to Batumi night train is a great choice for budget travellers in Georgia. It’s comfortable, friendly and saves you the cost of a…

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