What to take for a trip to Tbilisi – Tips from New York Times
11 June, 2018
What to take for a trip to Tbilisi – Tips from  New York Times
Lots of tourists arrive in Georgia, Tbilisi, especially in summer, when tourist season is in its peak. But not everyone knows which items to take with during the trip to Tbilisi. The New York Times has published an article that gives helpful tips about what to pack for a trip to Tbilisi.

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Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower. Photo courtesy: turs.ge


“Tbilisi is home to a lively art scene, great local cuisine, a wealth of Georgian wine, luxurious bathhouses and more” – says the

author of the article Alan Henry. He asked for an advice to one of his colleagues Debra Kamin who had already been to Tbilisi . As well as to Ria Misra , who also traveled to the country and has some experience.

 

The first advice was to take a camera, eligible to take good quality photos. “The city is endlessly photogenic,” – says Debra Kamin. Ria Misra advised to take a portable camera that slips into a bag and requires small space.

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Abanotubani Baths and the view of old Tbilisi. Photo courtesy: turs.ge

 

The weather changes in Tbilisi, as well as in Georgia, very quickly, so one has  to be prepared  for unexpected shift in weather condition. Debra Kamin admits she was not prepared for. Ria Misra advises to take a light rain-coat or a small umbrella. Fortunately, heavy rains are very rear in Tbilisi.

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Interior of the Abanotubani Baths. Photo courtesy: wonder-lush.org

 

One of the landmarks of Tbilisi is the Abanotubani Baths. The Baths as old as the city and is one of the main tourist sites. “But remember to bring your own bath gear” – reminds Kamin, “The towels and toiletries on offer are not the best, I wish I’d brought my own!” In her turn, Ria Misra says to take a towel, which is absorbent, dries quickly and takes up little space, and a small toiletry case, again stressing the importance of space in tourists’ bags.

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Tbilisi International Airport. Photo courtesy: atu.com.tr

 

The last advice is not to forget about duty-free, where it is possible to buy Georgian wine in a relatively low prices. Ms. Kamin suggested to bring a carry-on suitcase with extra space for duty-free wine. “Georgian wine is so unique,” she said. “I wished I had more space to stock up after security in the airport.”

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Georgian wine is unique for its taste and manufacturing technology. Photo courtesy: nestravel.ge

 

Ria Misra advises a suitcase that meets carry-on rules for most international flights and a bottle protector, to keep wine bottles safe.

 

Read more here

 

First photo courtesy: National Geographic

 

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