Until recently, the Georgia, in the eyes of many Westerners, still remained a land wrapped in myth and legend, more than a concrete place to visit.
But the Georgia, uniquely situated on the map of world between Asia and Europe, has undergone many changes in recent years and is now in a period of strong growth, especially as regards tourism.
In the first 6 months of 2017 alone, Georgia saw an increase in foreign tourists amounting to 29%. But if on the one hand the fact of having a unique culture, with multiple influences makes it particularly interesting, on the other hand this feature makes it very attractive for those countries that surround it and that would like to appropriate it. Some of the last fights in this territory was about this topic. Defining the identity of Georgia today is an arduous task or maybe just impossible. The origins of the word “Georgia” connected to agriculture and the cult of San Giorgio, can certainly give us clues to the roots of its culture but can not be exhaustive.
However, the many influences that Georgia receives from its neighbors are clearly visible in its face. On the skin of the country and of many of its citizens are still visible signs of the latest clashes and past ones. But at the same time it is enough to wander the streets of any place in Georgia (but especially of Batumi or Tbilisi) to experience this desire of change that embraces every aspect of everyday life. In this sense Georgia in Georgia you can still listen to old traditional melodies, has the peculiarity of being able to synthesize the many cultural influences to offer a solid and at the same time open culture. And the old traditional “melodies” it is often played with new fresh style. [Official Website]