The Republic of Georgia – just the other side of Europe! Part 1

Here is what Paul Groman with Pisa Brothers@Worldview Travel in New York says about his recent visit to Georgia on AGTG’s Fam Tour.

Forgotten and obscured by seventy years of Soviet domination, this small country of just over four million is accelerating to join the modern, world of tourism.  Its spectacular natural resources beckon from the soaring Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in the north, the stunningly bucolic vineyards in the Kakheti Valley in the east and a stunning revival of a 19th C. seaside resort’s indulgences and fantasy architecture in Batumi on the Black Sea and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Georgia is an eager, youthful nation with first class and deluxe accommodations, dramatic, photogenic destinations and vineyards, of course, and intriguing recommendations for sites that include haunting Byzantine churches, achingly stunning mountain vistas, eerie touches of more recent history (the Stalin Museum in Gori) special sites (can you imagine a wine storage and a tasting room in a 1.2 kilometer long bunker bored into a mountain side by the Soviets fearful of a nuclear attack?)

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AGTG Fam Tour – Georgia April 2013

The weather in Georgia doesn’t stop the travel agents on AGTG’s fam tour from enjoying Georgian wine, food and most especially Georgian hospitality.  Check out AGTG’s Facebook and see for yourself.

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Welcome to AGTG Travel Blog

Gamarjoba! Hello and welcome to AGTG’s travel blog.  This one of a kind blog is to inspire you and offer you a virtual tour of Georgia by featuring traditional Georgian foods, award winning wines, ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, village life, and much more.

First a little history of why I love Georgia.

My husband and I went to Georgia for the first time in July 2010 and after touring the country with my Georgian friends from America and Georgia, I fell in love with Georgia and the Georgian people.  Georgians are the most hospitable people I’ve ever met and I should know – I lived in Japan and travelled extensively in Southeast Asia.  I visited England and the European continent several times.   The Swiss have their Alps, the Germans their delightful beer and schnitzel, and the Asians offer a variety of tasty food.  The Georgians have this and so much more!  Georgians have a gift of making you feel like you are their long lost friend and this country of about 4.5 million Georgians located on the legendary Silk Road, has a culture that begs to be explored and experienced.

The American Georgian Travel Group is excited to introduce you and your clients to Georgia.  We want to share our love of Georgia with its lush vineyards, majestic mountains, breathtaking vistas, the sparkling Black Sea resort, traditional polyphonic music and dancing, and its ancient history.

Join AGTG on this adventure and virtually walk the same ground that pre-Christians traveled in the Kingdom of Colchis.

We invite you to subscribe to our bi-monthly blog updates via email or RSS feed delivered to your inbox. AGTG’s blogs are designed to inform and educate you~ the travel professional ~ on Eastern Europe’s newest destination – Georgia.

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