The American news channel CNN has devoted an article traveling in Georgia, calling the nine reasons for which is worth a visit "this country is shrouded in mystery."
The article is dedicated to the project by Anthony Bourdin - renowned chef, writer and traveler, who leads on CNN internationally popular TV show «Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown», devoted to different countries, the local cuisine and customs. Recently, Anthony Bourdain visited Georgia and took a series here for the project.
Author Jennifer Walker (Jennifer Walker) beginning with Tbilisi - a city that inspires.
The old dilapidated balconies, sulfur baths in the Persian style, futuristic buildings, the variety of nationalities and cultures riot - can all be found in Tbilisi.
"The Georgian capital is located on the banks of the Kura River and is surrounded by mountains on all three sides. Archaeologists have found that the first settlement in Tbilisi was back in the 4th millennium BC, "- writes Walker.
Ushguli - the highest village in Europe. This is the second reason for which is worth a visit to Georgia, on CNN version. The reason for this is located at an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level in the mountainous region of Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti. Ushguli is famous for its unique culture and medieval towers.
Wine could not be in the list of magnets, attracting tourists to Georgia.
"When we think about the origin of the wine, we tend to think of France, Italy, Greece or Persia, but Georgia is actually one of the world's oldest wine regions. In 2003, archaeologists found evidence that Stone Age people made wine here nearly 8,000 years ago. Since then, the wine is a major factor in Georgia's national identity "- shared Walker.
Next in the list of recommendations - traditional Georgian feast with the Institute of Toastmasters (leading feast), which should be able to skillfully speak eloquent toast.
Mystical caves, pristine mountain villages and beautiful old churches - it must be seen in Georgia, CNN said.
Another reason to come to Georgia - the most surreal museum in Europe - the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin museum in his home town - Gori (Shida Kartli region).
"You might know Stalin as a dictator responsible for the death of millions, but in his hometown have a sense of pride in the" local boy who has reached success ", - says the article.
For dessert, the author left Georgia a special attraction - the people and hospitality. "Georgians guest - is sacred, and they often get distracted from their business to help you. Their generosity and hospitality often take the form of an abundance of food and drink. As they say in Georgia "Gaumardzhos!" (Long live!) ", - He concluded the author CNN.
Recently, a real tourist boom observed in Georgia. In the first three months, the number of foreign travelers has exceeded 1.1 million. And it - prior to the start of the traditional summer season.
In 2015, Georgia was visited by about 6 million tourists this year is expected a lot more. And growing revenues to the state budget on this sector - in 2015 they accounted for more than 1.9 billion dollars, which is 148 million more than in the previous year.