Georgia – საქართველოს

Just under 4 million people live in Georgia, with around 1.5 of them living in Tbilisi. Around 85% of the population are Orthodox Christians with most speaking Georgian as their first language.

Georgia features diverse climatic zones: humid subtropical in the Western part and continental in the Eastern part. The Western region has warm summers and mild, wet winters, while the Eastern region experiences hot summers and cold winters, with temperatures often below freezing. The mountainous regions are colder with heavy snowfall in winters and mild summers.

As a result, tourists often fly to Georgia to ski in the winter and many others enjoy the cities in the summer, spring and fall. Of course, not to mention the wine lovers that make sure to cross numerous vineyards off their list.

Check out everything Georgia has to offer- from top destinations to hidden gems. Check out a Workaway opportunity and hang out for a while. For example, you could learn some Georgian in the process and make a new friend! While many travelers might just visit Tbilisi, it would be a shame to miss out on the other must-see destinations in Georgia. There’s many opportunities to call this small southeastern nation your new home. With burgeoning expat communities in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi, long-term visas are starting to gain prominence.

Don’t be afraid to find your own route! While many travelers have their preset plans, don’t feel like you have to stick to every detail of a backpacker itinerary! There’s tons of opportunities to get local recommendations for places to go or local restaurants to try. Georgia is an affordable and safe country to get lost in. Take advantage of Georgia’s public transportation through its many buses and trains and make your way around the country. I would highly recommend taking some time to see how unique Georgia is!