The New York Times: “A Cheapskate’s Cheatsheet to Tbilisi, Georgia”

The Mtkvari River runs through the centre of Tbilisi. Photo by Seth Kugel for The New York Times, Apr 02, 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia

One of the world’s most influential newspapers has described how you can visit Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi and still have the time of your life while on a budget.

Seth Kugel for The New York Times has detailed a list of things to do, places to visit, where to stay and what to eat for the frugal traveller. Getting around either in a taxi or using public transport was "stupid cheap” and you can have a feast at one of the plethora of Georgian restaurants for 20 GEL.

The National Museum is an amazing enough deal for 5 Lari – the highlight is the Archaeological Treasury, with its exquisitely crafted pre-Christian gold. But also included in that cost in the Museum of Soviet Occupation, which offers an emotionally jarring and indispensable history lesson.”

He goes on to say: "I’m not much of a shopper but who doesn’t enjoy a good flea market, especially when so many items are from the Soviet era. That’s what you’ll find at the Dry Bridge, an old town Bazaar where I even found the perfect gift – for myself: Russian-made versions of albums by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Louis Armstron and others to bulk up my nascent vinyl collection for between 5 and 15 lari each.”

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