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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

GEO: Georgian Railway 18

Tbilisi - Kutaisi (5h 30m)
ETD: 9.00am (GMT + 4) 
ETA: 2.30pm (GMT + 4)

Happy Chinese New Year to those celebrating the festive season! Let's continue with our adventure in Georgia. As mentioned in my earlier post on Gori Downtown, my BFF and I took train no. 18 from Tbilisi Railway Station on two consecutive days, stopping at Gori and Kutaisi respectively.

Friday, February 16, 2018

GEO: Joseph Stalin Museum

Stalin Park, Gori, Georgia
Daily: 10.00am - 6.00pm

A trip to Gori, Georgia wouldn't be complete without visiting the Joseph Stalin Museum, which is dedicated to the life of the leader of the Soviet Union. It was first opened to the public in 1957 with a period of closure in 1989 with the downfall of the Soviet Union and the independence movement of Georgia.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

GEO: Gori Downtown

Gori, Georgia

Known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, Gori is a city in the eastern part of Georgia, approximately 86 km west of Tbilisi. It used to be an important military stronghold in the Middle Ages and currently serves as the capital of the Shida Kartli region. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

GEO: Tbilisi Downtown

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, known as Tiflis in the past, was founded in the 5th century by Vakhtang I Gorgasali, the monarch of the Kingdom of Iberia. As the capital and the largest city in Georgia, Tbilisi is home to a population of approximately 1.5 million residents at the point of writing.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

GEO: Mtatsminda Park

Mount Mtatsminda, Tbilisi, Georgia

Mtatsminda Park is an amusement park in the capital city of Georgia that shares the same name with the mountain where it's standing at. Occupying an area of over 100 hectares, it's situated at the altitude of 770 m, which is the highest point in the city.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

GEO: Kartlis Deda View Point

Sololaki Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia
Daily: 24 hours

In conjuction with the 1,500th anniversary of Georgia in 1958, the statue of Kartlis Deda (lit. Mother of a Georgian) was born. The 20 m tall aluminium figure of a woman in the national dress was conceived by Elguja Amashukeli, a prominent local sculptor at that period of time.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

GEO: Narikala Fortress

Narikala Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia
Daily: 24 hours

An ancient structure on Narikala Hill overlooking the capital city of Georgia, Narikala Fortress was once a Persian citadel established in the 4th century. Parts of the fortress were badly damaged and subsequently demolished in 1827 after a big earthquake. Some remain intact, thankfully.