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How to rent an apartment in Tbilisi

October 12, 2015 — by Big Fish5

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How to rent an apartment in Tbilisi for under 1000$

Now that you’ve decided to move to Tbilisi, Georgia, let the house hunt begin.   This is what we thought.  Ha ha…  After our first searches we thought, how are we going to afford the rent in this “developing” country.  Don’t let the high prices put you off; it’s all just a crazy price posted on their house rental ad.  Everything is negotiable, and you should negotiate towards the correct price, 30-50% less.

You should negotiate towards the correct price, 30-50% less.

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Family Travel Insurance

May 8, 2015 — by Big Fish0

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Family Travel Insurance

As we have always said, there is no completely safe journey. However, by properly setting your exciting family adventure up to be as stress free as possible, will help in case of any misfortune experiences. Keep in mind, some destinations and activities carry a higher risk than others when planning your travel insurance plan.

If you are planning the ultimate adventure in some remote location on the globe, naturally it is not the same to get yourself or family member to a hospital there as it would be in a more developed location. Reduce the additional “adventure” and pick a plan which includes more extreme measures for these potential higher risks. These plans may include helicopter transport, relocation to another country with more appropriate care, etc. Typically these plans will cover from 10k-50k and will have an additional cost compared to the FREE plan, which only allows up to a couple hundred bucks for care. The flip side is your holiday turns into a multi zero expense and no alternatives around the additional costs. At the end of the day, it is your families health and safety… only the best is best.

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Tbilisi Yerevan Train

March 19, 2015 — by Big Fish0

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Georgia to Armenia by Train

After being in Georgia for more than a month, we decided to visit Armenia for two weeks.

We arrived in Yerevan by the famous Tbilisi Yerevan train . Here is the process cross borders between Georgia and Armenia.

Train Tickets

We bought the tickets 2 days in advance. The day we were in the Central Train Station, we had the opportunity to take the train the next day, but we had to pay first class. First class offers 2 sharing a cabin and second class 4 sharing a cabin. Since we were 4, we decided to wait two more days. The girl at the ticket office spoke English sufficiently to inform us with the necessary information we needed. You can pay with cash or by credit card . You will need to present your passports to verify the train tickets are yours with correct names and ages stated on each of the tickets. You can also book your tickets online, up to 15 days in advance. However, the website is not very friendly or easy to navigate. We were traveling in high season (July) and were told it would not be easy to get tickets within the same week we wanted to travel. Though the train was very full, if you are flexible by one day or two, you should have no problem getting a cabin on the train.

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Lagodekhi National Park – Georgia

March 19, 2015 — by Big Fish4

Discover Lagodekhi Nature reserve

Lagodekhi Nature reserve, also called Lagodekhi National Park, is located in the famous district of Kaheti, Georgia.

This Nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus and bordered with Azerbaijan and Dagestan (Rusia). If you are carrying a cellphone from Azrbaijan, you can even receive signal while you are hiking here.

Lagodekhi Nature reserve was the first nature protected area in Georgia. This occured while Georgia was still under the Russian Empire.

In this Nature Reserve, you can find waterfalls, glacial lakes, and sulphur springs. As well as the best representation of caucaus mountains and green forest Georgia has to offer.

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Off the beaten path, Turkey – Nallihan Sanctuary

March 17, 2015 — by Big Fish1

Nallihan Sanctuary (Nallihan Kus Cenneti) is a bird-watch sanctuary located in Davutoglan village, 125km from Ankara. The colourful place is located between Nallihan and Beypazari, close to the border of the lake (see map).

On our way to Beypazari, we discover this place. We are not able to share with you anything about the birds in the area, as we stumbled on this place while off the beaten path. However, we are to share with you the rainbow colors the mountains had. They surprised us while we were driving through. We turned off onto a little dirt road on your left side (Beypazari direction) to get closer to the mountain where we took several pictures. Here we found some nice views and spots for great pictures. Within a 10 minute drive down the little dirt road we felt like we had driven into a totally different world.

 

If you are not integrated into the bird watching community, this place is unknown to the normal tourist in Turkey. Do not expect to find anybody in the area except some other surprised people driving through to Beypazari or locals.

 

Here are a few of our pictures and a short video of the area we’d like to share with you.

 

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Nallihan Sanctuary – Turkey

 

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7 Places you should visit in Philippines with your kids

March 16, 2015 — by Big Fish1

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1.- Big and Small Lagoon – Palawan

One of the most visited places in Palawan and the typical picture of Philippines Tourism . The lagoons are a brilliant green-blue colour like nothing you can imagine. In our opinion, between the two lagoons, the small lagoon is much more astonishing to the eye. The big lagoon offers a nice place to celebrate a destination wedding. It would be the perfect exotic wedding.

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Arriving in Tbilisi (PII)

March 9, 2015 — by Big Fish0

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How to get to and from Tbilisi airport to the Tbilisi city centre

In Part one (P1) we disccussed the different options on how to arrive to Tbilisi, Georgia. In this second part, we are going to describe the process of how to arrive to the city centre of Tbilisi.

When you arrive at Tbilisi Airport, you can choose different options to yourself and/or family to the city centre:

By Car:

You will head (north/west) down Aveniu George W. Bush until you arrive into Tbilisi. This trip will take you around around 30 min.

Quotes

March 7, 2015 — by Big Fish1

Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler.

Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby

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