Move to Tbilisi, Georgia – The Balcony of Europe.

August 26, 2015 — by Mama fish4

While most families with two young children are working hard to keep a comfortable, manageable routine, our adventurous family has opted to pack our simple life into a 20ft shipping container and head off the beaten path together somewhere which is technically called Eurasia or better described by its’ locals as, “The Balcony of Europe” – Tbilisi, Georgia.

Container ready to be send to Tbilisi
Container ready to be send to Tbilisi

Before our family vacation to Georgia and Armenia exactly one year from now, I can honestly say I had no idea where and what this little talked about country had to offer. Thankfully, Armenia was on our travel radar. Only because of this by default and a great airline deal we found ourselves on a family vacation to Georgia (not the US state). I didn’t know what to expect, but ignorantly assumed it must resemble a developing country. Humbled, surprised, and instantly in love would describe my first impressions as we arrived in the countries capitol, Tbilisi, 12 months ago.

Tbilisi tourism
Family trip in Tbilisi

You must be asking, “How does a family vacation go from just that… a vacation… to: Hey, lets pack up our life and move there?” Or “What could be so magical to uproot a families comfortable and manageable routine and move to a foreign country?” It was a mix of everything for us. The warm hearted people, the tangible history, the stunning nature, Tbilisi and it’s magical old town, the quality of humanity, the safety, the essence of tradition, the dependency of seasonal food, maybe something else… It’s hard to describe, it is a mix of everything. An “elevator pitch” simply does not exist here. So, after one year of planning, here we are… One week into our new adventure.

Family travel
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  • valerie lynn

    August 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    all my very best wishes for your new start in really are very adventurers
    I am sure all will be wonderful for you as both of you have so much to give
    good luck love xx


    • Mama fish

      August 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you Val! We will you informed about our new life! Kss


  • Annie

    June 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I am considering moving and have 2 dogs, but can’t see much about the process/rules.

    Do you have any advice?


    • Big Fish

      June 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

      Hi Annie,
      I can tell you that there is no much information about it. We prepared our dog with everything that the spanish vets found in the database of Georgia. Also, We had some friends here in Georgia and we asked in advance, but apart from Rabia, there is nothing else that vets here ask for. We had all the papers all vaccination, anti-parasites, etc.. and when we arrived at Georgia (Tbilisi) nobody asked for any of that. We could have brought a cocodrile and the process would be exactly the same.. Any question, just ask us.


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