I was searching the right word for describing Tbilisi, but being here when it was over 30°C, I could say that the city is just smoking hot!
As soon as we reached Tbilisi, we were greeted with, believe it or not, 39°C. It was quite a shock, coming from Svaneti, when we had »only« 24°C during the day.
We had many plans on what to do in Tbilisi, but honestly, exploring when it is so hot, was just not on our menu. Simon and I could cope with the heat somehow, but seeing Ren all sweaty, we decided to take it slow and easy. After 2 weeks of pretty exhausting travel days, with lots of driving, it feels great to slow things down and just pamper yourself with time.
We are more or less exploring Tbilisi in the morning and in the evening. In the meantime, we are playing, sleeping, resting and gathering new energy for the rest of the trip.
Tbilisi is a combination of new and old. During the rush hours the traffic can get pretty crazy and the old town is full of tourist groups, what shows that Georgia is becoming more and more interesting as a tourist destination.
We were strolling around the old town, admiring the fortress, the city cathedral, old churches, narrow streets full of cafes and restaurants, serving food and drinks for tourists.
We were charmed over the picturesque old houses, old city baths and the modern Bridge of Peace. We also pay a visit to the city’s botanical garden, bought some fruit and vegetables and treat ourselves with, so far, the best kebab we have ever eaten.
Now, we are changing the white, clean sheets and warm shower with our car. It might not be as clean as the guest house room, but that is why it is full with love, curiosity and adventures, which will be continuing in the northern part of Georgia – it is time for the famous Kazbegi.