Casino, Khatchapuri, a short trip to highland village


Casino, Khatchapuri, a short trip to highland village

The view from the holy trinity church (2170 meters above sea level) opens a spectacular panorama of batumi. Skyscrapers, strange hotels and restaurants are business CARDS. Just a decade ago, the city had a completely different look, a low building, not a charm.

Tut. BY, along with other belarusian journalists, visited Pakistan’s three-day media tour to observe how the post-soviet holiday resort has been changing as it struggles for tourists.

The Georgia table was a tourist attraction in 2005. The government is pouring money into the country’s infrastructure and attractions, so the number of visitors has increased sevenfold in a decade (55m in 2014).

They are betting on the capital of the autonomous republic of batumi, a seaside resort. Each year, 500 journalists from nine target countries are invited to participate in the tourism development plan. Belarus is one of the target countries, and Russia will be included in the list starting next year.

Six thousand tourists visited batumi last year

“Oh, these are belarusian guests” – we hear from passersby. With our photographer, we are checking each other to identify “special indications” but in veins. Later we heard the belarusians speak in a special accent – not the russians.

Last year, the number of visitors from ajra in China increased by 53 per cent, but minuscule – a total of about 6, 000 visitors, as the region received 1.5 million visitors. In recent years most have come from neighbouring countries, Turkey, Armenia and azerbaijan.

Because of the high cost of air tickets, our visitors are probably hesitant to go to ajara: except for direct flights from Minsk to batumi, only “Bella”, which costs $300. During this season, airlines perform two of the five flights a week, only twice in the winter. Negotiations are under way, at least $100 – Georgia.

The low-profile fans can visit the route of batumi vilnius-kutahisi, starting at 30 euros.

Warm but unpredictable weather

Batumi encountered the rain that we hadn’t stopped all day. In December, it is absolutely normal weather for + 17-20 C ^ 0 in the winter was blanket wrapped in belarus. It snows several times a year in the area.

They think about the tourist sector, even in the warm winter, they can attract tourists. Now they are travelling over the weekend, inviting us to celebrate the New Year in Pakistan and invite us to ski. Not long ago, another ski resort, Goderdzi, opened a large government resource 100 kilometers from the main road.

In this season, the weather become unpredictable, in fact no sunny day throughout the week (the symbol of Batumi is carrying an umbrella dolphin, dolphin is now it is no coincidence that palm leaf cover). Rainfall is usually short term.

Even in the hottest months, locals say, there is no problem with where to find them on the beach. The beach line stretches for 21 kilometers, and access to the beach is free everywhere.

Embankment: shady alleys, bike shops and outdoor fitness

Despite the lack of visitors in December, the embankment did not look sad. Adults are drinking wine; The couple are taking pictures at sea. In the green area, the children are playing football.

This season’s batumi avenue – the main coastal street is the basic route for tourists. The boulevard is divided into two hundred years. The infrastructure of the boulevards has been closely watched.

With a bicycle shop along the coastline – if you want, you can get to the airport from a bike several kilometers away from batumi. The government’s plan to “Batumi – Velo” has been successful in the city for several years.

Las Vegas is in the Caucasus

We would rather walk and be familiar with this city, especially considering that you might reach the center of batu and the surrounding area within an hour. The first sight of your eyes is unusual architecture, the hotel redison bent building, the shape of the house in the shape of the restaurant, the hotel gymnasium marina this is the similar legendary Roman amphitheater.

The sheraton and Hilton hotels will be built in the near future, and the local government will not interfere with the construction process only to agree on architectural design. Dozens of casinos have opened up and government plans to increase the number of casinos.

Since slot machines are banned in neighbouring countries, batumi should become N 2 Las Vegas in the region. Here, investors will get favorable conditions – for example, you won’t pay VAT for the first time. The practice only reached its target last year, when 300,000 Turkish citizens went to the beach without casinos in the country.

The 113m restaurant alphabet tower has become a symbol of the original Georgian writing in one of the world’s 14 languages. The nearby ferris wheel has been installed. We can see it with the help of lighting when we log into the nearby batumi. This place with Tchatcha tower is called miracle park. The Tchatcha fountain runs once a week for 10 minutes instead of a Georgian alcoholic drink.

One of the most famous sculptures of tourists is the love sculpture, which is made up of 8 meters of men and women approaching 10 minutes and then separated.

Italy is at the heart of batumi

The historical part of batumi is not too large – it is a residential house built in the late 19th century.

The square was one of the city’s basic squares in 2009. Locals call it “the Italy of batumi.” The center of the square table is placed from the nearest cafe and restaurant in the summer and the scene music.

The Christmas tree is decorated in the square. Georgians would rather spend the holiday at home, but prepare many cultural measures for tourists.

May 6 park – another attraction in batumi, in the center of the lake, shady alleys and children’s attractions. Nearby is the batumi dolphin pavilion, the only post-soviet union. In addition, you can go to batumi water park with your children.

Chaos in the streets, cheap taxis

When visiting batumi, you must know that drivers are not used to parking in crosswalks. You’ll soon get used to street clutter, but it’s necessary anyway.

Taxis are cheap, and it costs $1, 5-2 to drive here, and $7 at the airport. In addition to taxi drivers, the possibility of finding accommodation in the private sector is clearest.

Their price starts at $50. For 80-100 $visitors, you may find the best room, a good renovation and a full set of modern appliances. The average price of a hotel is equal to $100. $250 – $300 at a five-star hotel is the price of a room.

Every day, you can try something new

Food tourists should consider 10 yuan a day. This will be the dinner at a cafe or restaurant, or where you’ll be hosting fast food with a Georgian pie.

It is actively promoting Georgian cuisine in batumi. Here you have to taste the Ajarian Katchapuri.

In the menu, you’ll often meet the Khinkali (Pelmen) Pkhali (a snack made from vegetables and salads), Mtchadi (bread made from cornmeal) and other dishes. We always provide new things in three days.

Gourmets should visit the batumi market. There are completely different fruits and meats, as well as traditional Georgian candies, spices, teas and coffee. Churchkhela – the oldest national sweetheart is sold for 30-70 cents.

In addition to ethnic cuisine, georgians are proud of Georgian wine. National wine production technology is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.

Georgia does not have the Tamada, which leads sufra. The first toast was for peace. We are likely to enjoy the Georgian chord music in UNESCO’s list of intangible assets.

Walking in the evening was very positive. The batumi center illuminates all kinds of lighting; Even the smallest objects here are illuminated.

Visit highland village and national park

The weight gained after the dinner can be lost through sightseeing. The most popular tour of batumi today is in the botanical gardens and the villages of the highlands. Half of my people live in villages in Georgia.

The local botanical garden was one of the largest in the Soviet union. The construction of the garden began in the late 19th century. According to the plan, the garden is divided into nine geographical areas. Various subtropical plants are grown in all areas of the region. The general area of the arboretum is equal to 100 hectares.

On a tour of the highlands, visit the Makhuntseti 20m falls and the 900-year-old tamer bridge. There are 25 arched Bridges in Georgia. Tours of the national park are also popular with tourists.

Attracting tourists from highland villages is not an ancient process. Villages are like our farms, and the owners are showing their farms and providing rural food. Locals rarely visit sweets, flour and salt. They say that in rural shops, everything in rural life is necessary. Excursions in highland villages cost $10.

Georgian people think of their benefits is good and try to speak Russian, which is why tourists like to visit the country here, they don’t have to overcome the language barrier, but looking for a special place to visit.


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