Borjomi – a fire-fly city in Georgia
One of the cities you really must visit while you are in Georgia is Borjomi. The autumn edition of “Seasons – Photo Diary” is about the 2-day trip my husband and I took to this wonderful town.
Before we start, let me give you some background information about the city itself. Borjomi is located at the confluence of 3 rivers, the Mtkvari, Borjomula and Gujareti to the east of the Meskheti mountain range, around 800-900 meters above sea level. To the east of the town you will find the Borjom-Kharagauli national park. The mineral-rich waters and fresh air of this area is the main reason why Borjomi is one of the most famous resorts in Georgia.
Possibly the best way to get to know the area is to start at the local history museum. Then walk around the town and see the old 19th Century houses before entering Borjomi Park. The park is filled with evergreen trees and stretches over 20 hectares and you will find many cafes, an amusement park and at the end of the park there are the famous sulfur baths. Entrance to the park costs only 2 GEL.
In the evening we went up in the cable car. From this high viewpoint we had an excellent opportunity to take some incredible photos, especially with the little lights of the city flickering below us. If you are planning on visiting Borjomi, this really is a must-see sight.
On the second day we went to some of the villages in Borjomi municipality. The one we liked the most was Kortaneti. It is located 9km from Borjomi and around 70 families live there. We took some beautiful photos on the mountain slope and then headed to Akhaldaba.