Monday, May 11, 2009

TRAVEL: Open for Tourism in Tbilisi, Georgia (

Unscarred by the recent war with Russia, it seems only a matter of time before Tbilisi, Georgia, a place known for its pungent cheeses, flavorful wine and pro-American people, becomes a tourist draw on par with St. Petersburg or Moscow. Left, an Orthodox Christian church high above the Kura River offers panoramic views of the city.

IN a smoky, red-brick basement tucked beneath Tbilisi’s Old Town, a roomful of men in military fatigues sounded jubilant. Leaning over long tables of half-eaten sulguni cheese, they clinked their wineglasses and toasted to “Georgia!” and “Victory!”

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