Georgia is situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, and the Black Sea. Strategically located directly east of the Black Sea, Georgia is largely mountainous and controls much of the Caucasus Mountains and the routes through them. The government system is a republic; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. Georgia has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation.
With stunning mountain ranges, picturesque valleys, vibrant market scene and the fact that it is still relatively an unknown vacation destination, Georgia in Europe, is gaining popularity slowly and surely.
Whether you are a solo traveler, travelling with your partner or with kids; Georgia in Europe should be on the top of your bucket list. Georgia is full of variety of places to see and is blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year.
Even though cases of petty thefts, robbery, and mugging are reported everywhere in Europe, the crime rate of this country is one of the lowest in Europe, making Georgia a safe country to visit at any time of the year.
Georgia is blessed with extremely scenic parts which can be checked out alone, even at night. But if you are travelling to places with low density/population, it is advisable to travel in groups or even better, take guided tours to avoid any unpleasant encounters. Walking alone on streets at nights is best avoided.
Georgian public transport is well-planned, cheap and connects every nook and corner of the country. It is, however, to be noted that like any other country it tends to get over-crowded during the rush hours. In-famous for its rash drivers, Georgian cities report number of road traffic accidents. Though, speed radars are installed on key streets, main junctions and highways throughout the country, it is advisable to remain extremely cautious while crossing the roads and follow proper rules and regulations (like wearing belts) while driving. Take care when driving and if possible, avoid driving at night. Police cars regularly patrol streets of Georgian cities and towns, and cater to car breakdown, or any other problems on the road.
Georgian people are friendly, warm and helpful. As English is not their main language, you might find a few struggling with it. It will really help you, if you familiarise yourself with a few basic phrases like ‘Hello, Goodbye, Where, How much’ etc.,