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Any travel tips or stories for an American going to Georgia? For obvious reasons it's hard to get search results in my country without getting bombarded with ads for the state. Ideally I would like to stay for a few months and work, but my qualifications are in nursing and I would imagine getting those transferred over is a PITA.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try to find an international/contract healthcare company that goes there, otherwise you're shit outta luck on that
    Or do online nursing in your country that can be fully remote

    On the country itself, know that it's not impossible for war to break out between Russia and Georgia soon. South Ossetia in the north and Abkhazia in the northwest should be no-go zones for westerners, currently administered by Russian puppet governments. There's not much real beef between Georgia and it's other neighbors but Azerbaijan and Turkey have been pretty aggressive nearby
    You can stay there for a year without a visa, as far as I know. I'm guessing you've already seen this but prices for airbnbs in at least Tlibsi are dirt cheap, don't plan on spending a ton there because that would be a ripoff.
    Btw I haven't been there, but I love the politics of the region and went to a talk by their president once, would like to go some day. Sorry if most of this was obvious, just wanted to bump the thread

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anything helps friend. I’m interested in the Caucasus in general, too, Georgia just seems like the only place that isn’t an active warzone and won’t make me de facto convert to Islam to stay long-term.

      >my qualifications are in nursing and I would imagine getting those transferred over is a PITA.
      You'd earn like $800 USD a month there too.

      I made plenty of money travel nursing during covid. I’ll dip into my savings while I’m working there, I just want to do it for 6 months or so for the experience. I’d imagine it’s a completely different world working over there.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is NO way a major war between Russia and Georgia is happening anytime soon. I can list the reasons if you want

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody thought that Russia would go on an all-out attack against Ukraine either.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          you really think they're going to open up another front while they're losing the other war they started?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >they're losing the other war they started

      • 5 months ago
        georgian guy

        it is possible, if not a war there is possibility for a bigger land grab through "creeping occupation" that they've been doing

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          All people invest in batumi and its
          boulevard looks better than 99% europeaan shithole cities

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Batumi is a scam bubble city, Kutaisi is where it is at

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              if you dont go to casinos or other dodgy places it's comfy. One my fav places abroad. I am thinking of buying a flat here. I have main place in Poland and Italy but want to have somewhere else as well.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              kutaisi has no beach though. how am i supposed to invest if the property isn't near a beach?

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    fort benning

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stay away from Atlanta. They have a major animal problem

      Either a favorite place or a hated place lol

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Stay away from Atlanta. They have a major animal problem
        This is not the us georgia

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >my qualifications are in nursing and I would imagine getting those transferred over is a PITA.
    You'd earn like $800 USD a month there too.

    • 5 months ago
      georgian guy

      There are not even enough positions for locals let alone foreigners.

      Healthcare in Tbilisi and Batumi can be suprisingly good. Never had to use it myself, but friends of mine who worked there for a while in conservation did, and they were positive - even keeping in mind that they were from a country with decent quality healthcare. Not sure about healthcare quality in smaller towns or villages.YNPHM4

      Healthcare in Tbilisi can be good depending on the side of healthcare, there are certain institutions that are historically strong as a remnant of USSR such as certain types of surgeries have almost a lineage going here, these types of surgeons tend to work in privatized much more expensive hospitals but they also tend to serve second shifts in either cheaper private hospitals like Aversi clinic or public ones as well for practice.

      I am thinking about going to Tbilisi for the phages.

      Sadly institute of phages is underfunded even though it houses literal geniuses, it is an actual quite sad I personally have a lot of connections with academics who have worked there. Some of their research methods are outdated and you could say that they do not vet phages enough but on the other hand they probably have the most extensive overall research regarding bacteriophages on the planet considering the fact that in USSR it was more prominent than in west and Tbilisis institute was the main institute in that direction in the USSR.

      Interested as I'm going too. How reliable is the public transport between cities? I see there are supposedly trains and buses, do they run when they are supposed to?

      There are different types of public transport, there is a general West-East train connecting Batumi-Kutaisi-Tbilis and then there are micro-buses both more expensive ones and cheaper ones. Overall travel in Georgia is quite cheap and generally it is comfortable unless you choose cheapest sketchy ford transits but on the other hand they can get you around country for literally 10 bucks. Trains are nice modern and comfortable but sadly they are slow, generally you will discover that travel in Georgia is easy and cheap but it is slow compared to the size of the country so a trip that should take 3 hours hypothetically takes 6 etc. on one hand it is because of mountains on the other hand the infrastructure is not developed enough yet to reliably circumvent said mountains but there are projects by Chinks building up that infrastructure right now so we will see.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Oh no, somebody made a thread asking about traveling to a country on THE FRICKING TRAVEL BOARD. buttholes like you chase people off and then wonder why it's slow as shit around here. Fricking moron. Shut the frick up.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Oh no, frickin' SighSee tough guy, I'm so afraid.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Interested as I'm going too. How reliable is the public transport between cities? I see there are supposedly trains and buses, do they run when they are supposed to?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've travelled from Kutaisi to Tblisi and back, likewise for Batumi and Tblisi
      Book your ticket online, the train will run more or less on time, prices are very low

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tblisi is great for staying a couple of days.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi. Tblisi is fine, it looks way more cute and villagey and green online in the photos. It’s kind of just a functional city, kind of touristy and kind of poor but kind of nice. Kutaisi, I really got a lot more from. It’s green, but dusty and crumbly, poor, but romantic, lovely white church, peaceful. A sad but friendly stray dog followed me around town for an hour.
    Batumi contained a lot more poor and desperate looking people of a brown ethnicity (gyspies, idk?) it kind of had a modern, space age vibe. It was kind of worth it to stand on the edge of the Black Sea and feel like you know exactly where you are.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do i get from Kutaisi airport to Batumi. I will arrive on the 16th and there are no buses on georgianbus.com/en/. I'll arriwe early in the morning, like 2 am.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Uber from aiport to Kutaisi and from Kutaisi you go by marshutka. I'm sure your taxi driver will know if you ask him about marshutka schedules, or where you can catch one, but if you go in front of the McDonalds in Kutaisi you should be able to catch one going to Batumi.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think marshtukas will depart at 2 am? I don't want to spend a winter night outside.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nah. Maybe 6-8am you will be able to catch a marshutka. You should probably just chill at the airport until then. I think that is your only mean of transit between Kutaisi and Batumi if you dont want to hitchhike. You could see if there are trains, but they are more expensive and equally slow.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not going to be that cold.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Check trains at tre.ge. But 2am really sucks.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The minibuses from kutaisi to batumi can be taken next to mcdonalds, not the one in the city center next to the huge roudabout, but the other one

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Major city only has 2 McDonalds.
        Is this the promised land?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          it is, this is batumi mcdonald

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/Sx14WNd.jpg

          it is, this is batumi mcdonald

          and this is across the street
          >MacShaurma

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        bômp

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My first time there I got my dick sucked in the royal baths by a caucasian cutie

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Theres something very smug about Georgians I can't put my finger on, they are wannabe butthurt belters and very pro globohomo/EU. Any youtuber with a europoor accent who is ripping into Bald/russiya/licking american boots is always a gogi. Even Armenian diaspora isn't as egregious as georgians. At least armos have left their mark on the world, I struggle to think what georgians have accomplished other than their flags infesting /misc/

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know exactly what you mean. Globohomosexual graffiti everywhere. Unironic support of Israel. EU and NATO flags everywhere despite being part of neither. English everywhere despite the fact that none of them can speak it. But I can't blame them. They are a poor country that has been invaded by Russia. To them eating goyslop from a test tube would be a step up. I disagree with them but I can sympathize with them.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know exactly what you mean. Globohomosexual graffiti everywhere. Unironic support of Israel. EU and NATO flags everywhere despite being part of neither. English everywhere despite the fact that none of them can speak it. But I can't blame them. They are a poor country that has been invaded by Russia. To them eating goyslop from a test tube would be a step up. I disagree with them but I can sympathize with them.

      It's a kneejerk reaction caused by Russophobia, understandably brought on by the last two centuries of history between them.
      There's been a surge of it this year due to fleeing Russians causing property prices to skyrocket as high as 210% in Tbilisi. Between 100k-222k Russians entered Georgia, which taking these numbers at face value, means they're either the second or third most prominent ethnicity in the country.
      Most ethnic minorities in Georgia have a shit time with Georgians themselves since they have a poorer grasp of the Georgian language, since Russian is traditionally the intermediary, and working language of the country, but again, Georgians, despite a considerable amount having knowledge of Russian, do not want to speak it due to the prevailing cultural chauvinism they've developed.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yea, how dare they not like a terrorist nation that keeps attacking and looting its neighbors like a drug addict.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >terrorist nation that keeps attacking and looting its neighbors like a drug addict
          Sounds like the US

    • 5 months ago
      georgian guy

      Also for smugness I have an interesting input to make, the issue is that Georgia for a long time was a feudal/monarchical seat of Caucasus both on its own and within other empires. Typically Caucasus has been controlled exclusively either from Kingdom of Georgia or from kingdom of Georgia split between other empires but still retaining large cities as the centers (typically Kutaisis would govern west and Tbilisi would govern east). Because of this Georgians have developed a tribal feudal mentality where families, general superiority of one family over another, competitions between different Tavad Aznaurs etc. would be a determining factor for your social standing, on top of that it would also translate into how other Caucasians are viewed for examples Armenians were viewed as israelites/Merchants and considered as failures because their noble lineages would often be unstable/fail, north Caucasians would be considered unorganized and uncivilized etc. when feudalism ended the same thing continued in USSR because there was a large number of Georgians in either direct political power or in secret services with KGB having one of their central training operations in Tbilisi and Sukhumi.
      So you could say that there is a feint level of underlying often unreasonable smugness, but I can also tell of similar smugness in regards to every other Caucasus ethnicity, because each one tends to have a unique reason to have unwarranted sense of superiority over others.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know how to watch or learn chidaoba as a tourist?

    • 5 months ago
      georgian guy

      Arguably there is little reason to learn Chidaoba specifically for foreigners because Georgians have implemented successful/actually useful Chidaoba techniques into both local style of Judo and freestyle wrestling.
      Chidaoba in particular is tied to village and regional competitions and has semi-cultural heritage basis so I don't think there is much functional reason to learn it as an outsider.
      Even so, Georgian federation of Judo literally holds classes in Chidaoba to strengthen Judo because the moves translate from it quite well.

      I know exactly what you mean. Globohomosexual graffiti everywhere. Unironic support of Israel. EU and NATO flags everywhere despite being part of neither. English everywhere despite the fact that none of them can speak it. But I can't blame them. They are a poor country that has been invaded by Russia. To them eating goyslop from a test tube would be a step up. I disagree with them but I can sympathize with them.

      [...]
      It's a kneejerk reaction caused by Russophobia, understandably brought on by the last two centuries of history between them.
      There's been a surge of it this year due to fleeing Russians causing property prices to skyrocket as high as 210% in Tbilisi. Between 100k-222k Russians entered Georgia, which taking these numbers at face value, means they're either the second or third most prominent ethnicity in the country.
      Most ethnic minorities in Georgia have a shit time with Georgians themselves since they have a poorer grasp of the Georgian language, since Russian is traditionally the intermediary, and working language of the country, but again, Georgians, despite a considerable amount having knowledge of Russian, do not want to speak it due to the prevailing cultural chauvinism they've developed.

      There is no need to get into this in depth, but Russia successfully created casus beli to hate them for every class of the society, be it religious, traditional, non-religious, liberal homosexual etc.
      It is very difficult to convince an Orthodox Georgian that Russia did good when they canceled Georgian autocephaly and banned liturgy in local language as well as placing insane taxation onto the population and introducing a type of serfdom temporarily causing about a decade of riots and region sized uprising like in Guria, and all of this is even before USSR when Russia was supposedly an orthodox empire.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a Georgian with a lot of travel experience, you can ask me, I can give advice.

    My top three advices are
    >Get a car
    >There is a lot more to explore in central west Georgia (Imereti, Guria, Racha) that is less tourist focused compared to the more common touristy places like Mtiuleti, Kakheti, Adjara etc.
    >Do not listen to any review aggregators about food places anywhere, they are either ran by shills or morons, they always suggest shit instead of good stuff be it in big cities like Tbilisi or rural areas. If possible try to get a local to suggest stuff for you.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Sakartvelo the only country left that still embraces their medieval culture/aesthetics/etc? I want to visit a country that still has that middle age feel in modern life. Which other countries are like that?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Romania? Bulgaria for sure. Uh... most of eastern Europe.
      Not Poland, that's just a onion of buthurt and bombings

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You could go to georgia for six months and teach English, you'd be right at the tail end of the cool crowd but you could do it.

    There's an international hospital in tsibilis you could just apply for regularly, they would probably get you a flat in the north east near vera or north- north. Takes a day to get a local bank account, it's really not so different to anywhere else

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