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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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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