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Georgia Grows into Regional Tourism Center

Summer tourism season has come to a close. Both government and field experts expected the sector to bring considerable revenues and this is not surprising if we analyze the statistics of the past years: the sector keeps growing year to year. To be precise, 5 901 094 visitors arrived in …

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‘The Hospitality Drew Me Back’: the Joy of the Caucasus

Explorer Levison Wood’s trip over the Caucasus mountains took him 2,600 miles through six countries – with a warm welcome at every stop and barely a western tourist in sight. The Guardian  I spent three months crossing the Caucasus from Europe to Asia. My 2,600-mile journey started in Sochi, Russia, and took …

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Partnership Fund to Finance Green Projects

Partnership Fund to Finance Green Projects

Partnership Fund will intensify efforts in terms of financing green projects. Green Climate Fund plans to pass accreditation to actively participate in financing green projects. The Partnership Fund executive director and the director of KfW South Caucasus regional office discussed cooperation in green climate field at the meeting that was …

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What’s the Future for Migration Management in the Caucasus?

Young people from Azerbaijan and Georgia work with global experts to consider challenges and opportunities. An important exchange of information between Azerbaijani and Georgian young people on the issue of migration has been taking place in the Kakheti region of Georgia, at the end of a major project that has …

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Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion. If you’re a beermaker in Germany, Martin Zarnkow is a guy you want to know. Students come to his department at the Technical University …

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Svaneti – will the Wild Heart of the Caucasus finally be Tamed?

Svaneti – will the Wild Heart of the Caucasus finally be Tamed?

Located in northwestern Georgia and locked in the heart of the Caucasus mountains lies the historic province of Svaneti. The only way to get there is by hitchhiking or driving from Zugdidi to Mestia, along a steep windy road looking over beautiful gorges, wild rivers and majestic mountains. Svaneti consists …

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Georgia’s New Caucasus Trail Will Link Black and Caspian Seas

Georgia’s New Caucasus Trail Will Link Black and Caspian Seas

Founders hope project will become one of the world’s great hikes, revealing the fascinating cultures and unexplored natural wonders of the Caucasus. ”Hiking the Caucasus for a few months would be incredible, like going across a continent in miniature. The spectacular terrain ranges from Georgia’s dense forest and glaciers to …

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Stratfor: Azerbaijan Changing Balance in Caucasus

The balance in the Caucasus is changing, according to an analysis posted on the website of the US-based geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor. “With Iran emerging from the malaise of sanctions, it is reaching north and becoming more assertive. Russia, too, is changing tack, aligning with Azerbaijan instead of Armenia in …

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TheNewYorkTimes: The California of the Caucasus

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has an ancient wine culture, thermal baths, excellent food — and an unlikely electronic music scene. Party on. Back when Georgia — a country bordered by the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains — was behind the Iron Curtain, it was fancied the California of the …

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