Kutaisi Afternoon Tour last part; Walking the Streets

4-days Solo Trip in Winter Republic of Georgia 
January 28 to February 01, 2014


Kutaisi is the traditional rival of Tbilisi for capital status, and has since the days of the Golden Fleece been considered the capital of Western Georgia (then Ancient Colchis). It remains Georgia's second largest city, but to the irritation of the proud locals, does not come even close to Tbilisi's present day size and wealth. Since the Georgian government decided to move their parliament to Kutaisi, there has been a lot of work on restoring streets, buildings, parks and monuments and the city has become much safer. But a visit here is nonetheless near mandatory to see the magnificent Bagrati Cathedral, and Gelati Monastery, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and have commanding views from the mountain slopes over the city and the Rioni river. Otherwise, Kutaisi is a relatively pleasant city, although not as attractive for tourists as Tbilisi and cities on the nearby Black Sea cost.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Kutaisi

How to go to Kutaisi;
From Tbilisi Didube Bus Terminal; ride a mini-bus going to Kutaisi for only 10GEL ($6.3) for around 3 hours travel with one stop-over. Departure timings from Didube to Kutaisi is every hour basis. What I did was I visited first Gori town then from main road of Gori town I asked a local to stop a mini-bus for me going to Kutaisi for 8GEL. I strolled Kutaisi streets from late afternoon until night.

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi

just walking the streets of Kutaisi


Gudairi Ice skiing; under the heavy snow
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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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