We arrived yesterday in the afternoon. The bus ride was a little tiring but we made it safe at around 4pm. Friends were accompanying us. It is their first trip to Georgia, they are really excited to discover the place.
Even though it is not my first trip to this city, it is going to be interesting to explore it once more through my kids. I often travel to this place for work, since it is the most neutral space in the region where we can meet with our partners from Azerbaijan and Georgia, all together. So Tbilisi has been over the years, a place of meetings and conferences, but this time i will enjoy it this time as a complete tourist.
We have rented a cozy affordable two-story house through airbnb, which is very well located, near Rustaveli; one of the main streets in Tbilisi, where the parliament, the museums, the ballet and theatre are located and many restaurants and stores.
For our first day, we took a short walk down Rustaveli, where we met many Armenians. For the past years Armenians are favouring spending the New Year in Tbilisi, running away from the hustle and bustle of Yerevan and the exaggerated prices of short getaways in resort towns in Armenia. After the walk we ended up at the Lolita restaurant a trendy place with an outdoor sitting area. It was great enjoying delicious burgers and cool music, with the kids outside in January.
We ended up the day with a short visit to a donut place(a favourite of my daughter) for coffee and sweets then bought some basics from the nearest supermarket and headed back to the house for a good sleep