Problems that foreigners frequently face in Georgia
01 November, 2018
Problems that foreigners frequently face in Georgia
The importance of Georgia as a tourism hub is growing year after year. The number of foreigners who have visit the country for a short or long-term visit increases as well. However, there are several problems that Georgia still faces to this day.

Heavy traffic, lack of well-stocked convenience stores, often-unreliable taxi drivers who inflate prices only for foreigners – this is a small list of issues that tourists often complain about when visiting Georgia.

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We are happy to play our
part in resolving a few solutions of the problems mentioned above.

Comfortable shopping experience


Tourists often feel frustrated since not many merchants in local convenience stores speak a foreign language and thus are not as helpful as they should be. Even taking home the goods becomes an issue, since the cab drivers are not honest about their fees.
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Online shopping eliminates that problem. There just a handful of online shops that deliver groceries to your door. Probably the most famous one of those companies is Momitane.ge, which offers a great variety of products, which you can order online. Their website is available in three languages, including English. The online store prides itself about their prompt delivery service, company couriers delivering the goods to your door in under an hour. You can buy everything that you normally would in a grocery store, plus medicine, flowers and a great deal more.

Traffic and untrustworthy taxi drivers


One of the biggest and most noticeable problems in Georgia, particularly in its capital, Tbilisi, is the interminable traffic and disorganized municipal transport. Only a small fraction of both pedestrians or drivers follow the traffic rules, making it extremely difficult to move around the city in a safe and comfortable manner. That is why tourists usually rent a house in the Old District and mainly walk to the historic sites, rather than driving long distances across the town. If you are tourist, you can avoid the uncomfortable shopping experience or being tricked by dishonest taxi drivers, simply by ordering online.
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Low quality products


Foreign tourists who arrive in Georgia are mainly interested in traditional Georgian products. Snack such as Churchkhela or alcoholic drinks like the famed Georgian wine are often the best gifts to bring back home. As it happens, most products sold in the tourist-heavy areas are of very low quality, and absurdly expensive. Again, to get a better deal on gifts, online stores offer the best alternative, where prices are not overblown and the quality of products is quite decent.


Language barrier


Not so much in Tbilisi, but outside the capital, it is quite hard to find people who speak a foreign language. It’s always a good idea to carry around a small paper-based dictionary or have access to mobile dictionaries to effectively communicate with the local population.

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