Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
What’s in store: An array of homegrown fresh produce – heese, walnuts, wines, herbs and katchapuri
Go there for: The tourist free atmosphere – drink tea or Turkish beer and watch the world float by
Where’s It At
Georgia is a tiny country the size of Ireland. Tbilisi is a sprawling metropolis with a population of one and a half million. There’s no tourist information and not many people speak English so it’s not a very populated location for tourists. Close to Tbilisi’s main railway stations is a bustling daily food market selling a vast array of local produce.
The local specialism include cheese, walnuts, wines, herbs and katchapuri. Old Gerogians sits for hours drinking tea and watching passers by in old cafes by the front of the market. In the roadside stalls, chocolate, drinks and Turkish beer is consumed in abundance. As recent as five years ago, resouces were limited in Georgia and even bread was a luxury, but now food and home grown produce is prospering and the Georgian’s are proud of the homegrown produce sold in local markets.
A personal account of a meeting betwen a tourist and local in the Tbilisi market