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Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi: A Little Slice of Luxury in the Mountains of Georgia | Gallop Around The Globe

Ninety percent of the time I’m a budget traveller.  Whilst I now choose private rooms over sleeping in dorms (unless I’m travelling somewhere where I simply cannot afford or cannot justify the price of a private room), I always favour spending my money on experiences over accommodation.  As long as I can find somewhere comfortable, […]

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A 10-day Georgia Itinerary by Public Transport

A 10-day Georgia Itinerary by Public Transport | Gallop Around The Globe

Originally this post was going to be entitled “Roadtripping Georgia: A 10-day Itinerary.” Before travelling to Georgia I spent countless evenings playing around with various different routes on Google Maps, in order to formulate the perfect road trip itinerary.  I thoroughly researched all the destinations I had on my shortlist, the travel distances involved to […]

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Visiting Davit Gareja: Otherwise Known as That Time I Travelled for Two Hours to See a Monastery I Couldn’t Find

On our third full day in Tbilisi the plan had originally been to catch a marshrutka (local minibus) out to Georgia’s old capital – Mtskheta.  We would travel to Signaghi via Davit Gareja once we’d picked up the car. However, we never did pick up the car.  In fact we cancelled our reservation just over […]

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The Republic of Užupis: Vilnius’ Quirky Bohemian Neighbourhood | Gallop Around The Globe

The Republic of Užupis: Vilnius’ Quirky Bohemian Neighbourhood | Gallop Around The Globe

If you’ve read last week’s post about my fantastic weekend in Vilnius, you’ll know that one of my favourite parts of Lithuania’s capital city was the quirky bohemian neighbourhood of Užupis.  But unlike, say, Psirri in Athens, Montmatre in Paris, or San Blas in Cusco (all well-known districts of famous cities that are favoured by the alternative […]

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