Khertvisi Fortress

You haven’t drive miles to the middle of nowhere to see this beautiful fortress, it’s just on the way to famous Vardzia ancient cave town. Simply don’t miss it when Vardzia Road splits from the main Akhalkalaki Road and be sure to get views from both roads.

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Pearl of Zugdidi. Dadiani Palace

Frankly speaking, Zugdidi is not a destination of lovers of fine architecture, but it is at least one place I surely recommend to visit on the way to Svaneti.

Dadiani Palace (or Palace of Ekaterine Dadiani, Princess of Samegrelo) is a small, beautiful architectural masterpiece with Gothic elements and old park around it. Nowadays it is a branch of National Museum of Georgia and it is worth of visit it.

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That’s not all… Tbilisi Bus and Metro map is here!

Dear friends, if you think it is over with gifts from me I am going to grieve you – I have one more gift for you, but now for those who is using Tbilisi municipal transportation to get around.

Already from 2012 my new hobby was to create network maps of municipal transport and the reason was very simple – I didn’t find an appropriate network map for Tbilisi.

Unfortunately, not headquarters of Georgian Railway, neither Tbilisi Transport Company were interested on network maps I offered them for free. More – I even contacted The Georgian National Tourism Administration directly and Tbilisi City Hall by phone and email, but there were no interest as well. It is quite surprising, especially in case that Tbilisi bus network map and Georgian Railway network map created by me both are still the only easy usable maps since 2012, as I know. The more surprising thing is I didn’t ask anyone for donation and fully guaranteed to make high quality printing file for free as well. Each person I contacted appreciated my work, but that’s all…

Okay, despite it I just shared these maps with you all and I will be happy if you will find them useful. In the nearest future I will create the web page where you will find these maps in higher quality and also will see my visions for the future of transportation in Georgia and in some other countries. I am also planning to provide you with information and line maps of recently dismantled lines of Georgian Trams and Trolleybuses and many more.

So, what about bus network map you will get today, I wish to mention Irakli Zhozhuashvili – a very enthusiastic person, who helped me with information, some constructive critics and friendly support and wish to send big thanks to him.

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Small gift to railway fans

Dear fans of Georgia and Georgian Railway, I wish to make to you all a small gift made by me personally. For those who like to travel by train it will be quite useful and, I really hope, easy to understand.

Georgian Railway network maps I made in previous years was a bit too rough, so I have tried to solve it making one network map with actual routes and other, which is showing existing and closed railway routes in whole territory of Georgia. Ah okay, just check it yourself! ;)

Please don’t forget that Georgian Railway has opened new express train routes served by modern double-deck trains from Swiss manufacturer Stadler and, what is very important for romantic trips, completed the renovation of rolling stock of Borjomi-Bakuriani Narrow Gauge Railway, so you can enjoy beautiful trip trough snowy gorges of beautiful mountainous region.

I wish you all a Happy New Year! See you soon in 2018.

Alex

GEORGIAN RAILWAY NETWORK MAP-2017

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Image by Aleksandrs Znovs ©