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Why visit Tbilisi?
Once you have got an overview of Tbilisi from the cable car and spent a bit of time exploring the ancient fortress overlooking the city, then yoo should head to the old city. Dzveli Tbilisi, or Old Tbilisi, is a large area known for its snaking lanes, traditional Tbilisi houses, and restaurant-lined Jan Shardeni Street. Picture perfect and warm and welcoming at the same time this is an area that it is hard not to like.
The ancient district of Abanotubani in Tbilisi’s old quarter is home to several equally ancient sulphur bathhouses. Treat yourself to a scrub down and massage for only a few pounds but be warned that the rules mean you must be completely naked.
Your next Tbilisi ‘must do’ is to try a locally made Khachapuri. This is a traditional Georgian comfort food with a boat-shaped flatbread coming fresh from a wood burning oven straight to your table. The centre will be bubbling with melted cheese, a runny egg, and a generous helping of butter.
Wash it down with some of the excellent Georgian wine and you will soon see why once a person has visited Tbilisi, it is forever in their heart.