Welcome to ‘Georgia About’

Georgia About is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Georgia (registration number 401990663) and undertakes research and promotion of Georgian culture, traditional cuisine, tourism and heritage within Georgia and internationally. To disseminate our research and to raise awareness of Georgian culture we have used the full spectrum of social media to create virtual communities and networks of thousands of ‘Georgiaphiles’ in over 100 countries. Our emphasis on visual media has proved to be highly popular and engaging and has attracted multiple social media awards, including awards from the tourism industry.

Where is Georgia? Georgia is situated in the South Caucasus at the crossroads where Europe meets Asia.

Location of Georgia. Photo courtesy of the BBC News

Location of Georgia. Map courtesy of the BBC News

Georgia has breathtaking scenery, a rich history and ancient culture. Its traditions of hospitality are renowned.

Mount Kazbegi

Mount Kazbegi

Wine Festival in Racha region of Georgia

Wine Festival in Racha region of Georgia

Rabati Fortress

Rabati Fortress

Adjaruli Khachapuri

Adjaruli Khachapuri

Wine and Grapes

Bagrati Church

Bagrati Church

Prometheus Cave

Prometheus Cave

Colorful Houses in the Old Town area of Tbilisi

Colorful Houses in the Old Town area of Tbilisi

The Bridge of Peace and Narikala Castle in Tbilisi

The Bridge of Peace and Narikala Castle in Tbilisi

Didn’t Georgia used to be part of the Soviet Union? Yes, it declared independence on April 9, 1991. It is now a democratic republic, with the President as the head of state, and Prime Minister as the head of government.

Tbilisi at night

Tbilisi at night

Georgia is a land of amazing beauty, hospitality and opportunity!

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50 Responses to “Welcome to ‘Georgia About’”
  1. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    So happy to see this site. You take great pictures and learning more about Georgia is going to be fun. What I have learned about it from you already has been so interesting and I am looking forward to learning more. Hugs

  2. Alexandra says:

    You are doing an amazing job here! It was clear already from Bassa’s blog that you had a beautiful and unique style in writing, so as a reader I’m really happy that I can now enjoy more of your work in this blog.
    I already read through all the posts and will be waiting for more.

  3. Anne Alias says:

    Hey I’ve nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award : ) I think it’s great you’ve started another blog doing something totally different so wanted to give you some props: http://markitresearch.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/kreativ-blogger-award/

  4. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Kreative Blogger award and the Blog on Fire award. I’m sorry I didn’t realize you already had the KB award, but hey, an ego boast never hurt anyone right? check it out here: http://erinsdckitchen.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/potpourrie/ Have a great weekend!

  5. What a wonderful blog. I am so glad you are sharing this with us. Your photos are breathtaking and the food…WOW My two favorite foods are bread and cheese, the oven (tone, hope I have that right) is very interesting.

    I am really looking forward to reading more about your beautiful part of the world!!

  6. bonesdiary says:

    Hi, followed the link from Bassa’s blog. I never knew Georgia was such a lovely place. I might get my dad to visit and take some photos for me. Keep up the good work.
    Love Bones

  7. We think your blog is wonderful, and have mentioned you (mostly to say a very belated thank you!) today – http://wp.me/p1m5Gv-D5. Thanks for sharing our story! Mumma, Bubba, Bella & Beary x

  8. loungelassie says:

    OH this is so very cool! I am so excited to see you starting this blog, Bassa’s Tall Person! You have a natural gift in telling stories, and I cannot imagine a better person telling Georgia’s tales! (Or tails…heehee). Wonderful, wonderful!!

  9. Marie says:

    Absolutely amazing blog with amazing photos and information. Congratulations!

  10. I just caught some Olympics wrestling! Congratulations to Georgia!!!!!

  11. Anarya Andir says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I would be very honoured if you were to accept :). http://manishamishra.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award-part-ii/

  12. Clanmother says:

    And I am now following you because Anarya Andir recommended your blog!!! I look forward to reading about your adventures…

  13. sorrygnat says:

    I just picked up a copy of the New Yorker – don’t know what issue in a doctor’s office yesterday, and there was an article about Donald Trump and the President? of Georgia. They are very close. I thought that explains the architecture. My memories of Georgia in 1992 were of Georgian men coming to the hotel in Dnepropetrovsk, as sort of a vacation from war, and behaving abominably to waitresses and all, and also going to the market and staying away from them, but going to old Ukraining women. Your blog has totally changed this image.

    • Donald Trump wants a Trump Tower in Batumi and visited here to discus it with the President. Things have changed a lot in Georgia – there has been much progress and I am trying to show this with the blog.

      • sorrygnat says:

        amazing, heartening to see the architecture-gives one tremendous hope; if we are surrounded by beauty, it will affect us. The outside and the inside are reciprical i think; high regards, and my wishes for an esteemed pat of Bassa’s forehead, mighty indeed it is, and regards to the rest of what i assume is a wonderful family.

      • Thank you! You are right. Beautiful architecture and art reminds people that it is better to create than destroy.

  14. And yet another award for you :) Just thought I’d drop by to let you know how fabulous I think your blog is, and let you know I’ve mentioned it in my list of Addictive Blogs. There’s an award that goes with the mention – feel free to just know that it’s there or pass it on. Thanks for sharing your stories with us; I look forward to them arriving in my inbox! x http://wp.me/p1m5Gv-Mw

  15. Amazing blog and pictures !!! I am originally from the UK but now live in Tbilisi and have been around some of the country in the last 8 months I have been here. Is a lovely country and food is amazing !!!

  16. Your pictures are great. I especially like the interior shots of the caves and the lizard on the rock!

  17. Barry says:

    Friends of mine recently moved to Georgia so I was interested in reading more about this beautiful part of the world. I found your website and it is so diverse and incredibly interesting. From your national parks to arcitecture to traditional Georgian dishes. So much to see and learn. Loved it. Have to try some of the recipes. Thanks.

  18. sylvansays says:

    You are an amazing ambassador of Georgia. I have been reading up on the web about Georgia and yours is probably one of the best blogs.I had visited Georgia in 2011 for work. I loved the country and its hospitable people a lot.
    I post about India and the countries I have visited at my blog urban-indian.net. I am currently writing about my time in Georgia. I would love to exchange guest post with you. Can you please get in touch with me on my mail address janitvora at gmail dot com for the same.

  19. gpcox says:

    I have heard a lot about Georgia, but never knew how beautiful it is.

  20. I recently came up with your blog and I think it is awesome! I really enjoyed discovering many interesting and beautiful things about a country which was pretty much unknown to me! The pictures are amazing and the foodie ones just make me one to be there for a week trying all those stuff! was wondering if you would be interested in sharing your posts on Glipho? I bet that our users would love to read your material! It’s a quite new social publishing platform, where you can connect to every social network accounts, really easy to use it and communicate with your followers and a good way to get exposure! In additional, you are able to import the posts from your blog in a super-easy way without affecting it at all.

    Please, have a look and take a tour to know more about http://glipho.com/ and if you feel like it, in one click you can set up your account!

    I hope you will join our Glipho community soon.

    All the best,

    Maite

  21. Pretty awesome site you got here mate! Especially since a visit to Georgia is high on my bucket list! Keep up the good work! Gaumarjos! ;)

  22. Glenn Redmond says:

    I visited your country a few months back and toughly enjoyed it. We landed in Batumi, hired a car and travelled from there to Zugdidi (quite a hectic experience) where we spent a few days and then on to Tbilisi for a few days. Beautiful people, beautiful country. The wine made by the locals went down very easy and there was plenty of it. We travelled to the foot hills of the Caucus Mountains for a BBQ with a local family from Zugdidi and had a wonderful time. Looking forward to returning for a much longer visit.

    • Bassa's Blog says:

      Hi Glenn, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Georgia. There is so much to see here and I do hope you have an opportunity to return soon and enjoy more of beautiful Georgia.

  23. You have a very nice blog and I liked it very much going through the pictures to learn about Georgia! Thank you :D Greetings from Germany!

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