Georgia is a very small country, the size of Ireland. If we subtract Abkhazia and Ossetia from its area, then it will equal the Netherlands. Georgia shares borders with Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. In Soviet times, the country was a fashionable vacation spot, then it went through several wars and coups, which is why it became little-visited and little-studied for a Russian resident. The 2008 war and the anti-Georgian agitation that followed led to the fact that Russian tourists were afraid for three years to go to Georgia, and went to Abkhazia, although there it is more expensive and more dangerous. On the contrary, foreign tourists went to Georgia and avoided Abkhazia. Over time, there were more Russian tourists in Georgia, and after the 2012 elections, somewhere above, someone was given a command, and tourist traffic revived a little, and even Moscow travel agencies began to be timidly interested in Georgia. After the Russian-Turkish friction, trips to Georgia have become a general fashion, which is why they may lose some of their originality. But, what is important, the bydlotourism industry has not yet conquered Georgia. Georgia is a mountainous country, warm and not very expensive - at the level of Turkey, Serbia and Morocco. It's hot here in summer, but September-October is the season. The prices in the country are low and without a wide spread, the standard of living is also generally low, but Georgia is a country that is gradually changing for the better. From 2010 to 2013, something has improved here every year. Roads were built, the Internet multiplied, national parks and archaeological sites were reconstructed, churches were restored, and so on. There is still a lot of things missing here, but one must understand that in 2004 the country started practically from scratch. At the same time, simultaneously solving the problem of hundreds of thousands of refugees. For me personally, this has become the most valuable property of Georgia - it is this constant dynamics, constant work to improve the country. Especially when you consider that there is no stealing on construction sites and the budget is not cut. In 2013, this dynamic ended and it became less interesting. Moreover, since 2015, there have been signs of regression. There is a certain possibility that in 2-3 years Georgia will slide back into the swamp. It’s sad to think about it, but it’s possible. A side effect of this process is that it was too early to go to Georgia in 2011, when much was closed for repairs and reconstruction. From 2011 to 2013, the country made a major leap forward and changed a lot for the better in terms of infrastructure. Telavi and Akhaltsikhe were repaired, new hotels, restaurants and wineries were opened. It was then that I had to go to Georgia. But in 2016 it is still possible.