Our meetup is coming in 4 days! We prepared this survival infopack for our foreigners friends coming to Georgia. This practical information can help you get around the city. But please do get lost in the city! Tbilisi is just amazing. Let’s power up (in) Georgia! #tcmgeo

 

Venue

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
14 Merab Kostava St, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia

 

Hotel

Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel
1 Twentysix May Square, Tbilisi 0171, Georgia

 

Dinner

Restaurant Tseduri
1 Petriashvili Street, Tbilisi, 0179

Guests are kindly invited to the dinner at Restaurant Tseduri after the meeting on September 13, 2016. Restaurant is located 10 min by walk from the meeting venue and 25 min. by walk from the hotel. More information about how to get to and from Restaurant Tseduri please find below in the Map.

 

Bars and Restaurants in Tbilisi

Here you have some places that are recommended by locals:

Bar & Restaurant  Purpur
1, Abo Tbileli st. (Gudiashvili`s Garden), II floor
Phones: +995 32 247 77 76;   +995 551 47 77 30
http://www.purpur.ge/home.php?p=1&l=1

 

Bar & Restaurant  g.Vino
6, Erekle II St | Old Town, Tbilisi 0105
Phone: +995 598 93 21 21

 

Bar & Restaurant Funicular
Mtatsminda plateau, 0114 Tbilisi
Phone: +995 32 298 00 00; +995 577 74 44 00
http://www.funicular.ge/eng/funicular-1/

 

Schuchmann Wine Bar & Restaurant
8, Sioni Str., Tbileli Caravansaray Tbilisi
Phone: +995 322 05 08 07
http://www.schuchmann-wines.com/wine-bar/

 

TRANSPORT IN TBILISI

Arrivals and Departures

Flights to Tbilisi arrive at the Tbilisi International Airport, approx. 17 km/around 30 min. drive by car to the Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel.

 

Pick Up

Flights to Tbilisi arrive at the Tbilisi International Airport, approx. 17 km/around 30 min.
Drive by car to the Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel. Taxi will be waiting for you. It’s all paid.

 

Getting around Tbilisi by City buses

The buses run around the entire city and cost 50 Tetri. You can buy a ticket at the ticket machine in the bus. The ticket machine doesn’t give change so the fare should be paid exactly. Buses run at fixed times from 7am till 11pm. Early in the morning and in the evening they run infrequently. They only stop at specified bus stops.

From Restaurant Tseduri to Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel runs bus #51.  Station is located on Janashia Street- Stop ID: 806 (2 min. by walk from the restaurant). It takes 6 min (4 stops) to get to Sports Palace – Stop ID: 1009 (about 2 min. by walk to Hotel).

From Restaurant Tseduri to Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel also runs buses #87 #42 and #6. Station is located on Kostava street near Tbilisi Concert Hall – Stop ID: 810 (6 min by walk from 1 Vasil Petriashvili Street). It takes 5 min (3 stops) to get to Peking Avenue #3 – Stop ID: 926 (About 1 min by walk to Hotel).

From Holiday Inn Adjara Hotel to Griboedovi Theatre bus stop  (Near Old Tbilisi Sightseeing)  runs buses #6 #14 #42 and #150. Station is located in 26 May Square – Stop ID: 925 (2 min by walk from hotel). It takes 11 min (8 stops) to get to Griboedovi Theatre Stop ID: 821 (by walk distance to Old Tbilisi sightseeings).


Getting around Tbilisi by
City Taxes

Taxi is a popular way of getting around Tbilisi. You can take a taxi either straight in the street or by calling one of the taxi companies. If you take a taxi in the street, you should negotiate the price with driver. Taxi price is around: 70 -90 tetri/km if a meter is available at the taxi, or as per negotiation on a fixed price with a taxi driver.

Taxi Company – Maxim has English speaker operators and you can order it via landline or mobile. It takes up to 10 min. for taxi to pick you up after scheduling an appointment.
Phone: +995 32 260 60 60
There is also great taxi app – www.taxify.eu

 

Maps

Find all information about event places, hotels, restaurants and transport in Tbilisi on this link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ucFiWK7jNuUeK6Fs6ua-agay86g&usp=sharing

 

Organizer team contact details

Name, Surname: Anna Kuliberda
Organization: TechSoup
Email: akuliberda@techsoupglobal.org
Mobile: +995 599 50 23 89

 

Name, Surname: Natia Meladze
Organization: Europe Foundation
Email: nmeladze@epfound.ge
Mobile: (+995) 599 479095

 

Other information

Insurance

Personal and medical insurance are the responsibility of the individual participant. We will not be responsible for any loss of luggage, currency or personal effects, or any medical costs.

 

Currency

Georgia’s currency is the lari (GEL). One lari is divided into 100 tetri.
1 EUR = 2,62 GEL
1 USD = 2,32 GEL

You can make purchases with credit cards at some hotels, restaurants and shops, though less frequently outside Tbilisi.
Common tipping practice in restaurants is just to round up the bill to the next round number.

 

Telecommunications

The international code of Georgia is +995. There will be wireless internet available at the meeting venue.  Wireless Internet is also available at the hotels.

 

Wi-Fi 

In Tbilisi there is free WiFi through much of the central part of the city via ‘Tbilisi loves you’ network, so you can freely use the Internet to find out more about the city (but remember to use our hashtag #tcmgeo )

 

Electricity

220V, 50Hz (European plug)

 

Time Zone

UTC +4

 

Weather

The average temperature in Tbilisi in September is warm at 20 °C (68°F). Afternoons can be hot with average high temperatures reaching 26 °C (78.8 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally mild with an average low of 15 °C (59 °F). Check for more details: http://www.accuweather.com/

 

Embassies and consulates

A list of Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Tbilisi, including contact information, is available in the Tbilisi Diplomatic List on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/EmbassiesRepresentations/ForeignEmbassiesMissionsGeorgia.aspx?lang=en-US

 

Emergency Numbers

112 – Georgia Emergency and Operative Response Center

 

Useful Links

Tourist Information about Georgia: www.georgia.travel
Lonely Planet about Tbilisi: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/georgia/tbilisi/introduction
Tbilisi Transport Company – http://ttc.com.ge/

 

Georgian language

Georgian is the official language of Georgia. Georgian is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script. Here you have basic Georgian language tips which may be helpful to communicate with locals (shopping, trasnportation etc.)

Hello
(General greeting)
გამარჯობა (gamarjoba)
What’s your name?      თქვენი სახელი? (tkveni sakheli?) – frm
რა გქვიათ? (ra gkviat?) – frm
შენი სახელი? (sheni sakheli?) – inf
რა გქვია? (ra gkvia?) – inf
My name is …  

მე მქვია … (me mkvia …)

Where are you from?  

საიდან ბრძანდებით?
(saidan brdzandebit?) – frm
საიდან ხართ? (saidan khart?) – frm
საიდან ხარ? (saidan khar?) – inf

I’m from …      მე ვარ … (me var …)
Pleased to meet you      სასიამოვნოა თქვენი გაცნობა
(sasiamovnoa tkveni gatsnoba) – frm
სასიამოვნოა შენი გაცნობა
(sasiamovnoa sheni gatsnoba) – inf
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
     დილა მშვიდობისა (dila mshvidobisa)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
ღე მშვიდობისა (dghe mshvidobisa)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
საღამო მშვიდობისა (saghamo mshvidobisa)
 

Good night

ძილი ნებისა (dzili nebisa)
 

Goodbye

ნახვამდის (nakhvamdis)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
გაგიმარჯოთ! (gagimarjot!) – frm (or plural)
გაგიმარჯოს! (gagimarjos!) – inf (singular)
ჯანმრთელობას გისურვებთ! (janmrtelobas gisurvebt!) – frm (or plural)
ჯანმრთელობას გისურვებ! (janmrtelobas gisurveb!) – inf (singular)
I don’t understand  

არ მესმის (ar mesmis)

Yes დიახ (diakh) – frm
კი (k’i) – inf
ჰო (ho) – inf
ხო (kho) – inf
No არა (ara)
 Excuse me უკაცრავად (uk’atsravad)
Sorry ვწუხვარ (vts’ukhvar)

ბოდიში (bodishi)

Thank you გმადლობთ (gmadlobt)
დიდი მადლობა (didi madloba)

 

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