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Sakartvelo Master Thread (Republic of Georgia)
« on: August 04, 2020, 01:19:48 PM »
Surprised that I couldn't find a thread for this yet.
From what i hear, it is a beautiful country with a relatively strong Jewish infrastructure. (Minyanim, kosher restaurants in both Tbilisi and Batumi)
Am thinking of planning a trip there in the winter.
Anybody been? Recommendations?

My research so far;

Batumi
Batumi has a nice Hilton
Dolphinarium
Beautiful coastal city
There is a Jewish Center, not sure if it is an official Chabad or what, but i believe they have food as well.

Tbilisi
Has a nice Marriott, walking distance to Chabad
Theres a new Hilton (set to open in September), but it is a bit further out.
Chabad has a restaurant
There are a few more restaurants that are Jewish, but I'm not quite sure if kosher
Tbilisi has chairlift over the city

Kutaisi
Has old shuls, lots of Jewish history

Overall:
Prices are quite low
Modern train between Tbilisi and Batumi with wifi
There is some nice scenery out of the cities, but I need more details
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Re: Sakartvelo Master Thread (Republic of Georgia)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 05:36:06 PM »
Tbilisi

There are a few more restaurants that are Jewish, but I'm not quite sure if kosher
They claim they are glatt kosher, but the Chabad rabbi advised me to avoid

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Re: Sakartvelo Master Thread (Republic of Georgia)
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 12:19:58 PM »
They claim they are glatt kosher, but the Chabad rabbi advised me to avoid
Were you there? Can we get a TR?

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Re: Sakartvelo Master Thread (Republic of Georgia)
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 06:55:33 PM »
I was only in Tbilisi. I did all the regular touristy stuff which can be found all over the internet.

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Re: Sakartvelo Master Thread (Republic of Georgia)
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 09:46:50 AM »
I stayed in Gudauri last year August to escape the last year's summer heatwave. It's the largest ski resort in Georgia, but quite empty/deserted in the Summer, although it's situated right by the Georgian Military Highway which has constant vehicle traffic travelling to/from the Russian border Kazbegi/Vladikavkaz.  Gudauri elevation is about 2,196 m (7,205 ft), about 2 hours from Tbilisi.

Gudauri became famous back in March 2018, do the ski lifts malfunctioning due to operator error -- causing them to travel at high speed in reverse.

https://www.georgianjournal.ge/society/34329-full-story-of-gudauri-ski-lift-accident-chairlift-horror-in-international-media-spotlight.html