Georgia - useful tips and interesting facts

Useful tips and interesting facts - Georgia

  • My flight from Warsaw to Tbilisi cost 150 Euro, return flight with cabin luggage - up to 8 kg. Two airlines provide flights from Warsaw to Georgia: Wizzair - cheap airline and Lot - Polish national airline. You can buy cheap tickets in a few weeks/months before departure.
  • Visa - European Union member countries citizens don't need visa to Georgia. They don't even need passport, id card is accepted.
  • Exchange rates. Georgian currency is lari (GEL). USD, Euro and Russian rubles are widely exchanged in Georgia. There are a few exchange offices at the Tbilisi airport. The exchange rates are pretty good. The worst exchanged rates offered Stepantsminda's (Kazbegi's) exchange offices. This is exchange rates in June 2019:
    • 1USD - 2.75 lari
    • 1 EURO - 3.10 lari
  • Prices. Georgia is cheap country for travelers from Western countries. The prices are similar to Central Europe's ones. Wines and local vodka are cheap and tasteful.   
  • Food. Georgian local food is delicious. Try as much local dishes as you managed. Don't forget to taste homemade wine and vodka. 
  • Transport in Georgia. Generally transport fee is paid at the end of a journey, just before getting off. Check the price before you get in a marshrutka or a bus. 
  • Young people speak English in Georgia. Older generation speaks Russian very well. 
  • Some elderly people speak with nostalgia about CCCP but the nostalgia is not as strong as in Armenia.