I’m really excited to interview Paul McDougal of Travelness about Tbilisi, Georgia. Paul’s tips for the best things to do in Tbilisi are awesome because he’s a full-time travel writer who lived in Georgia for many months, and he loves going hiking in the local mountains with dogs from a nearby shelter.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Georgia Travel, the local visitor’s bureau and Tbilisi City Hall. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Tbilisi
The local airport is Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), a 20-minute drive from Tbilisi. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
However, you don’t need one if you’re staying within the main part of the city. Public transportation within the city is excellent and affordable. There are city buses, a metro train and minibusses available. And the Blue bus #337 from the airport is only 1 GEL (approx 37 cents).
Places we talked about on the Tbilisi, Georgia podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Paul McDougal about Tbilisi, Georgia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Tbilisi, Georgia
- Green dots = best things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Tbilisi, Georgia
Who is Paul McDougal?
Paul McDougal is a travel writer and freelancer for Travelness. Originally from the UK city of Newcastle, he’s a digital nomad who hates the term digital nomad. He’s traveled in almost 60 countries, and he’s lived in Vietnam, Serbia and Georgia (he’s still living in that last one).
He likes laughing, hitchhiking, and having absolutely no idea what’s going on. When he’s not writing about traveling, he’s usually looking at a map, going to bed early, or doing too much exercise.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- 17 Great Reasons to Visit Tbilisi – Or Why I Love This City
- Tbilisi Sulfur Baths: What are they, and Where to go
- 20 Best Day Trips from Tbilisi for Epic Adventures
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Urmi Hossain of My Ways shares the best things to do in Montreal, Canada. In this episode, Urmi and I talk about hiking at Mont Royal Park, riding the La Grande Roue Ferris Wheel, and touring the shrine and gardens at Saint Joseph’s Oratory. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Tbilisi
To learn more about areas surrounding Tbilisi, listen to our episodes below: