Tbilisi is one of the most interesting cities that I have visited lately. It has a good location, between Mtkvari River and the hills, and an interesting blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. At night you are never far from places to eat or have a drink with friends, with a good vibe. These bar- terraces are the perfect place to escape the heat but also for some people watching.
Tbilisi was our first contact with Georgia, where we spent two nights before heading north. I enjoyed especially the Old town, with its winding and narrow streets and its old balconied houses. Apart from some Armenian architecture, you still can see a mosque and the ancient ottoman baths, which are even more beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Nariqala Fortress offered us super views over the city and Mtkvari River. From there we walked to “mother Georgia”, a 20m woman statue which welcomes visitors with her cup of wine but also protects the city from invaders with her sword.
Even if Tbilisi has many interesting museums and galleries, the best way to enjoy the city is walking along its streets and that’s what we did during our two first days in Georgia and the last afternoon before leaving the country. It was a pity that we booked a tour for the following day (the only possible day to do this tour), I wish I could have stayed longer!