Georgia

I'm traveling to Georgia (country) next week for a week-long holiday in Tbilisi. Any scams to watch out for?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Besides the orange juice scam, and ladder scam you should be safe.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ladder scam? what's that?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Usually it's an old man coming up to you to help him get his wallet on top of a roof. You'll climb a ladder and sudden the old man disappears and 4-5 buff Belorussian men show up demanding you throw the old man's wallet and you're own wallet down.
        It happened to me and every time I tried to get on the ladder to climb down they shook the ladder and laughed like buttholes. I threw my wallet and the old man's and they took off. the police dint take it seriouslyseriously either.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This happened to me but with orange juice. The old man's orange juice was on the roof and I had to throw my own orange juice down too

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look out for street urchins hanging around cash machines. Those little mothers will swarm tourists 6 at a time.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The scam is that the country isn't in Europe but everyone will tell you it is and then the prices are higher than all of EE. My advice go to Istanbul instead.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I keep hearing that prices in Georgia are comparable to central and western Europe. Is that true? Hostel prices seem cheap. Would Kutaisi and Batumi be more affordable than Tbilisi?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did stay in a hotel and didn't go the hostel route so I don't know. Their currency was higher when I went but the prices were off putting. It's an ok place but it's really far to go for just ok.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The scam is that the country isn't in Europe but everyone will tell you it is and then the prices are higher than all of EE. My advice go to Istanbul instead.

        It wasn't that case when I went in 2019, after the Ukraine shit and all the Russians fled the country to avoid being drafted the prices in Georgia nearly tripled when I was there last summer. It's not as expensive as a lot of western Europe but it's not the 18$ penthouse Airbnb cheap it was five or six years ago.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't buy any peaches there. They'll try to tell you that their peaches are world-famous, and that even famous celebrities like Justin Bieber have traveled all the way to their country just to eat them, but it's all bunk.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the orange juice scam?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's when they claim to be selling freshly squeezed orange juice when it's actually just orange juice from the supermarket sold at a markup.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Happened something similar to me in Russia. I asked for hot chocolate but they just gave me milk with Nesquik

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The orange juice scam is a cup costs $10 fresh squeezed, which is moronic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If oranges cost $2 a pop there, and they need to juice three of them to make a cup, it really isn't too ridiculous of a markup. Not like citrus grows in Georgia...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh hey, it's the bus station in Kutaisi.

      https://i.imgur.com/5gxla1M.jpg

      What I love about Georgians is that they just bust out singing in restaurants and bars. I drank a ton of wine there, and enjoyed smoking inside bars. But that was a while ago, before I became a full blown alcoholic. I love their food like the hatchapuri. They had a drink called chacha which was wild. I noticed Tbilisi has Dunkin donuts which I thought was insane

      There's a fricking Wendy's in Tbilisi too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tsibilis is the corner of Europe, so many outlets have a tokenistic presence there. Some are trying to access the Russian tourist market, or the Turkish tourist market. Some are just on the "Georgia is Europe" wagon and the home office told them to set up there.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tblisi is nice but after three days you've seen all the highlights. There was a jazz bar there which was quite nice. Food is quite good but rich. Wine and chacha is also pretty good. And then there is chuchkela or however you spell it in Latin letters.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What else is there to do in the region? Batumi, Armenia, Trabzon, Abkhazia, South Ossetia etc.?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a Georgian, traveled to every corner of my country, if you want advice you can ask me
    Most moronic tourists come and stay in the city for a week and shit like that which is very odd, if you are coming to Georgia for more than 5 days the best idea to get a rentable car and actually travel because everything is very close
    Ideally best option is to separate travel into east Georgia and west Georgia etc. so like in case of 14 days one week in east one week in west

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is it ok to speak Russian there? I know that English is more or less widely spoken but I wanted to practice it since God only knows if I'll ever go back to Russia.
      Few weeks ago I went to a local Georgian restaurant and I asked the waitress if she spoke Russian but she looked at me with a disgusted expression and said "no". She seemed quite offended and that's rare considering how friendly and chill Georgians are.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe it's because Russia is currently occupying part of the country? Most restaurants in Tbilisi took Russian off their menus when the horde of LGBT Russians flooded the border.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You know there was a war with Russia as recently as 2008 right?
        like people died

        https://i.imgur.com/vHPtS3f.jpg

        my georgian woman is a femcel who stays inside all day posting about the fall of orthodox christianity

        how do people find these based autistic gf's. good for you I guess

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          discord

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Literally everyone there speaks Russian and will speak Russian. If you do speak it it'll be far, far, far easier for you than trying to communicate in English. If anything, they'll be glad they can actually talk to you easily. I know like a hundred Ruskie words tops, half of them useless insults, and I still got more use out of it there than I did out of English.
        They really don't care in Georgia proper. As much as they hate Russia, they just treat it as a language. Context matters, the expat was offended because she could have just as easily talked with you in English and felt relegated to a Russian colony status with your question. When it's actually a net benefit for both parties to speak it, it's all fine.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >As much as they hate Russia, they just treat it as a language
          Even after the 2008 invasion Russian was widely spoken, I heard it constantly in the streets, probably even because wether they hate them or not they were/are an important source of money for tourism.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        watch where you step, the whole city is covered in dog shit. they also can't drive.

        yeah, i was there last summer and used russian 80% of the time, a lot of russians work there since war started. younger georgians speak english tho

        Im georgian and it's shithole. Only food is good if you know where to eat that's it.

        food is also disgusting, everything has shitton of cumin for some reason

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          just got here. wtf is the situation with buying fresh meat (chicken breasts, ground beef, steak, etc.)? I've been to 4 grocery stores and I've only found canned fish, sausage, and frozen blocks of chicken/fish.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            there is no culture of buying fresh supermarket meat in Georgia. You need to go to the butcher's.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't advise anyone to rent a car in Georgia unless they have a lot of experience driving in the developing world. Westoids definitely would have anxiety breakdowns because of the roads and drivers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How feasible is renting a car and driving there? One anon already disadvised it , but I want to hear more opinions.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Georgians drive like madmen. Their driving style is "the homosexual in front of me is slow, but there's a truck on the opposite lane and there's no way I'll make it. OH WELL, PEDAL TO THE METAL".
          I haven't seen any actual crashes in a week but plenty of very close calls. I agree with him that driving there might be bad for first world nerves.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      should i open an account with TBC bank and set up a deposit in GEL for 10% APY?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How about you just accept that your country is totally overrated?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What I love about Georgians is that they just bust out singing in restaurants and bars. I drank a ton of wine there, and enjoyed smoking inside bars. But that was a while ago, before I became a full blown alcoholic. I love their food like the hatchapuri. They had a drink called chacha which was wild. I noticed Tbilisi has Dunkin donuts which I thought was insane

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to marry my based trad goergian gf and there's nothing you frickles can do about it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      cool
      what's her OnlyFans

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >trad
      >georgian women in 2024
      pick one lol

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        my georgian woman is a femcel who stays inside all day posting about the fall of orthodox christianity

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my gf is a big tit russian blonde who plays hearts of iron 5 and lets me see her boobs when she showers

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            my gf has small breasts and sends me pictures of her in different thrift store fits
            no nudes though, cause she doesn't think that's christian

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my gf is a big tit russian blonde who plays hearts of iron 5 and lets me see her boobs when she showers

          my gf has small breasts and sends me pictures of her in different thrift store fits
          no nudes though, cause she doesn't think that's christian

          >larping coomers one again affirming how they ruin the board with their shit

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure about these days, the scammers move between counties so you'll find the same scams in most tourist areas anywhere in the world.

    Tourist area, too forward, holds your shit hostage, uses presence of local authorities to intimidate you, claims you bought something you didn't want, taxi drivers taking you to the wrong place.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    there are little kids that will steal stuff from your pockets, just keep it inside your jacket or front pocket with hands in it. they are kinda rare, mostly near the center.

    there's just not that much to do there. you'll be able to see everything in a week. take a day trip to mksheta or whatever it's called.

    it's generally a safe, pretty westernized city, much more than Istanbul or probably anywhere in Russia really.

    enjoy.

    if you're here for sex stuff, go somewhere else.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    heading to Tbilisi in 3 days. I'll be staying in/near the center. Can I drink the tap water at my airbnb, or should I only be drinking bottled water?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Can I drink the tap water at my airbnb
      When I was in Russia it was recommended to avoid doing it. I guess that situation in Georgia is similar.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I keep reading conflicting information about it 🙁

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Can I drink the tap water at my airbnb
          When I was in Russia it was recommended to avoid doing it. I guess that situation in Georgia is similar.

          heading to Tbilisi in 3 days. I'll be staying in/near the center. Can I drink the tap water at my airbnb, or should I only be drinking bottled water?

          can you get some kind of travel filter and take it with you?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You can. I actually tried that myself, and I found it way easier to just buy bottled water.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              what was so hard about it?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The water, mostly. #badsciencejoke

                I just didn't enjoy carrying around another doohickey that took up space in my bag. I also didn't use it much because clean water was easy to find where I went. I wouldn't bring it again unless I knew I was going someplace where potable water could be tricky to manage (such as camping in the wilderness).

                Basically:
                >carrying around a filter that you may or may not use
                versus
                >buying a bottle of water every now and then
                seemed like a no-brainer to me.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                a bottle of water every now and then
                i thought we were talking about your main drinking water supply

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                lol i forgor

                The anon who originally asked about water safety is staying in the center of Tbilisi. He can easily obtain bottled water from one of numerous shops, or if he's staying in one location, he can suck it up & bring the damn filter.
                Then again, considering he's staying in an Airbnb, one would expect a filter to be there already (an actual home-use filter, not a dinky camping tool).
                Absolute worst case scenario, he could straight-up boil his water in his Airbnb's kitchen, provided that the issues with the tap water aren't more complex (such as chemicals, heavy metals, etc.).

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im georgian and it's shithole. Only food is good if you know where to eat that's it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So it's like every other countries food culture?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      where should I eat in Tbilisi?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So most foreigners from a country that matters gets one year visa-free in Georgia. If you stay a full 365 days, how long do you have to cool off before you can re-enter?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      stay 364 days and then go to turkey for a weekend; counter reset

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, who am I to doubt quads?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to the countryside too, its beautiful

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Baku worth seeing for a side trip?

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Armenia and Georgia used to be kino spots until hordes of russians and digital nomad gays for the latter starting invading. Armenia is better as a whole tbh, shame they have a globohomosexual cia asset PM who is leading them down the same path as Georgia

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >muh globohomosexual
      lmao that moskal seethe. draft dodging russians are ruining Tbilisi. Georgians all hate you. turns out people don't like it when you steal their clay. Armenia found out the hard way what a shitty ally russia is, proving CSTO is a total meme (as if anyone had any doubt). maybe if russia wasn't such a dogshit neighbor, everyone wouldn't be turning their back on you and looking towards the West

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >draft dodging russians are ruining Tbilisi
        Well they're deepthroating the Western wiener on 24/7 base, just like you since the Saakashvili times, so I guess Tbilisi is a very appropriate place for them

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    currently in georgia, near the armenian border, entered yesterday via minibus; georgian passport control were pretty rude, but the nature here (again near the border) is pretty nice, can't be bothered with tbilisi since it seems no different to any other city

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Georgian passport control were pretty rude
      Black person, try going into Armenia with an Azerbaijan stamp then tell me Georgian passport control was rude.

      https://i.imgur.com/9Y7ZjrU.jpg

      >muh globohomosexual
      lmao that moskal seethe. draft dodging russians are ruining Tbilisi. Georgians all hate you. turns out people don't like it when you steal their clay. Armenia found out the hard way what a shitty ally russia is, proving CSTO is a total meme (as if anyone had any doubt). maybe if russia wasn't such a dogshit neighbor, everyone wouldn't be turning their back on you and looking towards the West

      >Draft dodging russians are ruining Tbilisi
      True, but they are also ruining Yerevan. They're everywhere in the FSU, and a lot of them are LGBT.

      How feasible is renting a car and driving there? One anon already disadvised it , but I want to hear more opinions.

      Caucasus drivers and roads are fricked, unless you've driven in Africa and were comfortable doing it I wouldn't advise it at all. A lot of the major roads don't even have lane markers so it's basically just a free for all as people dodge potholes.

      My girlfriend wants to go around Georgia alone and can't drive. Are the marshrutkas filled with old women like how they are in most of the Balkans or is she in for a bad time?

      Typical Mashrutka breakdown is as follows:
      >filled to capacity
      >10% autistic backpackers
      >15% LGBT Russians fleeing the draft/prosecution
      >50% an entire family going to visit babushka
      >25% rapists

      I have some extra vacation.Thought about going to Georgia for about 7/8 days.
      Can you move around the country with public transportation? I wanted to spend 3 days in Tbilisi, plus something country side related like Kutaisi and its Natural Park (I love roaming around National reserves/ parks when I'm abroad especially in eastern Europe, 2 years ago I spent 12 hrs alone in Gauja National Park nearby Riga, Latvia)
      Is It scamming tourists common?
      Are girls easily approachable?
      Is it generally speaking worth visiting? Are there cool second hand shops for clothing/ records/ old ussr memorabilia?

      >are girls easily approachable?
      As easily approachable as any eastern European, meaning they tend to be ice queens.

      oh hey I live there right now! Neat.

      In Tbilisi I've experienced:
      > dog shit. everywhere. No one cleans it up
      > stray dogs. everywhere. Tagged on their ear if they've been neutered/ spayed.
      > garbage. everywhere. The local nationals literally toss it over their balconies onto whatever below. I'm on the 3rd floor, "tree-height" level. Garbage dangles in the trees, 3rd world windchimes.
      > incredibly dishonest and greedy local nationals who will cheat you out of your money any way they can, knowing their is little fear of reprisal.
      > landlords who take "security deposit" as "ooh, BONUS money" regardless of any damages or lack thereof. I've a landlord I'm currently in a lawsuit against. Evicted me after I lived at her apt for two months, six days into the 2nd month. Claims she's entitled to both the security deposit and last month of rent totalling $1k USD. Been a year now, waiting for the courts/ my lawyer to do anything.
      > landlords who expect you to pay out of pocket for any and all problems in their shitty apartments. You just moved in and the lights all start dying? Your fault. The water line in the shower burst? Your fault, obviously. The frickin' door handle breaks off in your hand? You shouldn't have pulled/ pushed so hard. Gas burners in the stove don't light? You should get that taken care of.
      > Raaaaaaaacism. They hate Indians/ Africans here and refuse to rent to them in a lot of places. ANY foreigners, really. I'm an american national and have been turned away from apartments because they're for "Georgians only."
      > Aggressive drivers who CONSTANTLY slam into one another's cars. I've been in taxis who either rear-ended or have been rear-ended at least six times now.
      > Borderline moronic delivery people who can't figure out your address coupled with piss-poor city planning having multiple locations share the same address.
      > overpriced everything. The locals, being greedy fricks they are, HYPER-inflated rent after the war broke out.

      The landlords are wanting to rent to Georgians because of the influx of Russians taking any habitable spot since the Ukraine invasion, no wonder they only want to rent to locals. It's not racism you onions redditor.
      >HYPER-inflated rent after the war broke out
      That will happen when a cities population grows 30% in a year, the frick do you expect you digital nomad homosexual. If you really hate Georgia that much go somewhere else to take advantage of global arbitrage

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is living in georgia worth it
    my girlfriend lives there and she wants me to marry her and move there
    t. american

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely. I miss that shithole every single day. Hands down fav country. Had a place overlooking batumi and the black sea for a year. Huge rainstorms in mtirala. Fireflies in the summer, rinking with monks, offloading every weekend. I hate it here (usa)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        real shit?

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m gonna be there for about 8 days, is it worth losing a day or two in transit to go to Batumi or should I just stay in Tbilisi and take whatever local day trips I can?

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick you guys I'm moving to georgia

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m trans btw

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I absolutely hated Tbilissi. Felt too much like a berlin hipster city. But Kutaisi / Batumi were fun

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My girlfriend wants to go around Georgia alone and can't drive. Are the marshrutkas filled with old women like how they are in most of the Balkans or is she in for a bad time?

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick georgian is so easy to learn

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have some extra vacation.Thought about going to Georgia for about 7/8 days.
    Can you move around the country with public transportation? I wanted to spend 3 days in Tbilisi, plus something country side related like Kutaisi and its Natural Park (I love roaming around National reserves/ parks when I'm abroad especially in eastern Europe, 2 years ago I spent 12 hrs alone in Gauja National Park nearby Riga, Latvia)
    Is It scamming tourists common?
    Are girls easily approachable?
    Is it generally speaking worth visiting? Are there cool second hand shops for clothing/ records/ old ussr memorabilia?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Idk if I'm too late but I can answer a few questions
      >Can you move around the country with public transportation?
      I haven't tried, and I wouldn't if I were you. There's many smaller busses that take people around, and each and every single one of them is filled with old people who bring loads of shit with them. I'd just rent a car like I did because you'll have a place for yourself and any shit you don't want to be carrying around when you don't got any other place to store it
      >countryside/natural beauty
      I can recommend the North, but preferably closer to Abkhazia. It has a warmer climate. I went to Tianeti to visit friends, and to me the place just looked like it hadn't hadn't modernized since the 1920s. I constantly had to think about the Soviet military marching over the Caucasus to annex Georgia. I recommend you go to the South West for a better climate + you'll be able to visit Turkey and Armenia if that's something for you. I'd book an apartment in Batumi (which I personally found to be a pretty laid back city) it's fairly green and warm, and I found my stay there quite pleasant.

      Regarding your other questions: I mostly just stick to myself so I never really stood out, and thus I was never approached and scammed. I didn't approach any women either, but they gave me a somewhat snobby impression. Looks wise, they are alright if you like dark hair, thick eyebrows, and a slight tan. They look kinda Turkish to me.

      All in all, the Western part seemed richer, more well kept, and didn't have the rural views that can be quite depressive if you don't got calluses on your heart. Tbilisi is also not too poor to the eye, but it's just many cheap looking apartment buildings and just a general lack of quaintness makes the place very chaotic. Poverty is clearly rampant outside of most parts of the country which to me was quite the epic experience (I'm a pos, I know)

      I'd go, but don't just go to Georgia. Take the whole Caucasus + Turkey.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'll post some pictures that I took.

        This is a big part of driving in Georgia except for when you are in more mountainous terrain, which is far more interesting

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        20 kilometers north of Tianeti. There's skiing places nearby but I think you'll be too late now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Last picture. A street dog outside of a gas station.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it possible to go to Kazbegi from Tbilisi and hike to the Gergeti Trinity Church and then go back in a day? Or do the marshrutkas stop running too early?xdrv

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Doable but tiresome. You can get an early marshrutka from Didube, it should take about 3 hours. Ditto for the climb. The last bus leaves Kazbegi at 5 or 6 PM, can't remember exactly. Google for pictures, there's a sign over the main stop.
      Keep in mind that any semblance of traffic jam or snowstorm will utterly frick your schedule over.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      oh hey I live there right now! Neat.

      In Tbilisi I've experienced:
      > dog shit. everywhere. No one cleans it up
      > stray dogs. everywhere. Tagged on their ear if they've been neutered/ spayed.
      > garbage. everywhere. The local nationals literally toss it over their balconies onto whatever below. I'm on the 3rd floor, "tree-height" level. Garbage dangles in the trees, 3rd world windchimes.
      > incredibly dishonest and greedy local nationals who will cheat you out of your money any way they can, knowing their is little fear of reprisal.
      > landlords who take "security deposit" as "ooh, BONUS money" regardless of any damages or lack thereof. I've a landlord I'm currently in a lawsuit against. Evicted me after I lived at her apt for two months, six days into the 2nd month. Claims she's entitled to both the security deposit and last month of rent totalling $1k USD. Been a year now, waiting for the courts/ my lawyer to do anything.
      > landlords who expect you to pay out of pocket for any and all problems in their shitty apartments. You just moved in and the lights all start dying? Your fault. The water line in the shower burst? Your fault, obviously. The frickin' door handle breaks off in your hand? You shouldn't have pulled/ pushed so hard. Gas burners in the stove don't light? You should get that taken care of.
      > Raaaaaaaacism. They hate Indians/ Africans here and refuse to rent to them in a lot of places. ANY foreigners, really. I'm an american national and have been turned away from apartments because they're for "Georgians only."
      > Aggressive drivers who CONSTANTLY slam into one another's cars. I've been in taxis who either rear-ended or have been rear-ended at least six times now.
      > Borderline moronic delivery people who can't figure out your address coupled with piss-poor city planning having multiple locations share the same address.
      > overpriced everything. The locals, being greedy fricks they are, HYPER-inflated rent after the war broke out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lol I remember taking a mashrutka from Tbilisi to Yerevan. We stopped at some small Armenian post-industrial town.
        >Nice overlook of a scenic river
        >About 10m drop for the ravine
        >Armenian guy walks up
        >Enjoys the view
        >Finishes a bottle of water
        >Looks down
        >Just tosses the bottle in the ravine
        Average Caucasus moment

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm an american national and have been turned away from apartments because they're for "Georgians only."
        >american national
        If you were white do you think you'd still have these issues?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > incredibly dishonest and greedy local nationals who will cheat you out of your money any way they can, knowing their is little fear of reprisal.
        Welcome to Caucasus (and greater Middle East in general)

        > Raaaaaaaacism. They hate Indians/ Africans here and refuse to rent to them in a lot of places. ANY foreigners, really. I'm an american national and have been turned away from apartments because they're for "Georgians only."
        Welcome to a country that wasn't built on immigration.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      continued
      > immature man-babies who think of themselves first and no one else. I boarded a flight to go visit somewhere else and the georgian dude in front of me tossed his single bag into the overhead compartment then closed the thing - his was the only bag. I had to open the thing to place my bag next to his then left it open for all the other people.
      > gypsy girls who randomly come up to you, hug you, steal your wallet, then put it in their dirty rancid panties, followed by screaming if you try to get it back (didn't happen to me, saw a vid out in Liberty Square, a month or so old).
      > people in sketchy "police" uniforms who will manhandle you and attempt to go through your wallet to "see your ID" (read about it in an expat thread).
      > rapey priests. a Texan girl I knew stayed here for only one night because she was walking home alone then got straight up sexually assaulted by a priest.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reposting rather than typing this shit out again:

    Batumi gets shit on but I think it’s cool, the promenade is definitely beautiful, and you get women from Turkey, Emirates, Iran etc there coming over to let loose. I banged a Turkish girl. Also for coomers, the hotels are massive and face each other. If you get on the 20th floor+, women are morons (or exhibitionists with plausible deniability) and walk around naked at night with thee curtains open and lights on. Very cool plane spotting location too, I’m not normally into these things but it’s worth it.

    Tbilisi felt like a Reddit city to me, lots of simping for the EU and Ukraine (which is everywhere but it seemed the worst here).

    Kutaisi is pretty cool. Cheap food and beer, nature, pretty girls. One famous Soviet era restaurant has an old dude still using an abacus; they give you some meat covered in sauce with onion+greens, a literal half loaf to dip in it and a glass of beer for a couple of dollars. Pic related

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >lots of simping for the EU and Ukraine
      can you blame them for wanting to join the first world? are they supposed to simp for the country that stole a quarter of their clay in 2008 like cucks?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are geopolitical realities. Sure, Georgia could go the Ukraine route but they should expect their country to be used as cannon fodder by the West too. Would hate to see Georgia be the next Ukraine, they got away with 2008 relatively unscathed.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Geopolitics change. The Russia of 2008 is not the Russia of 2024. Moscow is quickly losing its 'influence' over its neighbors.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          By "Ukraine route", you mean, not having a large enough army to defend against the inevitable attack by Russia, and not joining EU/NATO in time?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is there a certain time of year when the women from the Mideast come to Batumi?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's 7 degrees C in the winter there so idk take a fricking guess.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i need to leave a small package in Batumi, are there any long term storages? i only find a luggage storages that costs 5 eur/day. I just need to leave an envelope for a few months.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    THE WHOLE DAY THROUGH

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