TRAVEL FACTS

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WHY GO

Ge­or­gia is a mix of di­verse cul­tures, won­drous land­scapes and an­cient his­tory on the edge of Europe and Asia. For tourism info see www.ge­or­gia.travel and www.gnta.ge Best times to visit spring, July and Au­gust can be sear­ing.; au­tumn is pleas­ant, when wine fes­ti­vals held.

GET­TING THERE

From Dublin with Turk­ish Air­lines (www.turk­ishair­lines.com) one stop in Is­tan­bul from €262 re­turn; Lufthansa (www. lufthansa.com)via Frank­furt from €230 ; Tour op­er­a­tors spe­cialised in Ge­or­gia www. trav­elthe­un­known.com; www. cityescapes.ie.

WHERE TO STAY

Is­abel stayed in Ge­or­gian owned bou­tique ho­tels, Rooms ho­tel in Tbil­isi and Rooms ho­tel Kazbegi (www.roomsho­tels.com) An av­er­age spend: Din­ner for two with a bot­tle of wine in Tbil­isi around €18 ,Three star ho­tels from €50 dou­ble; glass of wine €2, beer €1; cof­fee €1.20.

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