Batumi- the Georgian Riviera

Originally I had planned on going to Tbilisi and not to Batumi, but as the train from Yerevan arrived at midnight in the capital and on the coastal of Batumi at 8am, I decided to stay the night on the train and to explore the city famous for its beach and party scene.

I was a bit surprised when I first arrived and saw that all the beaches were not sandy, but full of small rocks. The beaches seemed to stretch far outside the city as well, and there were plenty of restaurants and activities for the tourists there. When I was there it was really quiet though and the streets, parks and beaches were free of traffic and noise.

The Batumi rock pebble beaches

Batumi was also the first place that I ever tried wine ice cream. There was no cream in it and I think it was just frozen wine. Georgia is the country where wine was invented and it is widely drunk everywhere you go, so it was no big shocker to see it being served frozen as well.