Georgian Toastmaster – Tamada

In Tbilisi, there’s a famous statue of a guy holding a horn.

It’s the Georgian toastmaster. Georigians can drink a lot, I still remember how they drink in those traditional Khinkali restaurant, order a couple of Khinkali, with chacha, a traditional drink.

The toastmaster Tamada “controls” over table, guests are not allowed to leave the table with his permission. Normally it’s also someone who can particularly drink a lot, makes sense. That’s why he’s holding the horn, so you can never put the glass down, but have to drink it all.

Even though I don’t drink much, I was pleased and touched by the Georgian hospitality. Because of this, Georgia has actually even been among my favorite 3 countries so far. Love Georgian food too, especially those Khinkali filled with potatoes. On the way from Tbilisi to the Caucasius mountain, I remember seeing some ski resort, I usually never go skiing because you have to find the right friends to nit to get bored in the evening, there’s not much to do. But maybe one day I’ll go for a ski vacation in Georgia, should be better than Europe, hehe.

Sceenery along the way to the mountain.

An Introduction to Georgian Cuisine (one of the best cuisine to me)

After being back from my trip in Georgia, many friends have asked me how the country is and most of them are actually quite surprised after seeing the food I posted on my Instagram. In my opinion, some dishes even take like Indian dishes.

But it’s not surprising as Georgia is a country with a unique history and culture. Just as its wine-vine like language, its cuisine also has a unique style. It carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions.

 

They call it full tasting Georgia plate and it was huge, my Ukraine friend was totally surprised that I eat that much. But actually all these dishes together cost around 10 euro. Amazing, isn’t it? Many of my friends have already put Georgia in their travel list actually hahaha

Georgia is a country with amazing pastries. Continue reading An Introduction to Georgian Cuisine (one of the best cuisine to me)

📷ColorChallenge – ThursdayGreen – Medieval Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia. 格鲁吉亚的中世纪绿顶教堂

Bagrati Cathedral is a masterpiece in the history of medieval Georgian architecture. Its green top slightly coated with snow, making it look so sacred. This green top is newly added during the reconstruction. Many people think it lost its original look, but I love this shade of green. It matches with the cathedral especially with the setting of a snowy day.

位于格鲁吉亚西部城市库塔伊西的巴格拉提大教堂是格鲁吉亚中世纪建筑史上的伟大之作。他位于库塔伊西的制高点,在城市各处都可以看到她的美丽绿顶。我去的时候是冬天,下了很多雪,教堂四周被大学覆盖,漂亮的绿顶也堆砌了星星点点的雪。让她看起来更加神圣。绿顶其实是后来重建的,有的人觉得失去了原来的样子但是我觉得跟教堂很搭也很特别。 Continue reading 📷ColorChallenge – ThursdayGreen – Medieval Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, Georgia. 格鲁吉亚的中世纪绿顶教堂

[Trip Report] Snow Wonderland – Georgia. 格鲁吉亚 – 此地景美人温情 (Part 3)

This is part 3 of my Georgia trip report, feel free to check out my first parts of the trip:

[Trip Report] Snow Wonderland – Georgia. 格鲁吉亚 – 此地景美人温情 (Part 1)

[Trip Report] Snow Wonderland – Georgia. 格鲁吉亚 – 此地景美人温情 (Part 2)

Itinerary: Kutaisi -(train)- Tbilisi – Kazbegi/Stepantsminda – Tbilisi Continue reading [Trip Report] Snow Wonderland – Georgia. 格鲁吉亚 – 此地景美人温情 (Part 3)