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Avatar Competition: Save Georgian Forests

iyalTo xe 002Within the project framework Save Georgian forests, Avatar competition is announced. The two best works will be revealed. The organizers will select one winner and the author of avatar will receive 1000 GEL. Facebook users will reveal the second winner and he will receive 500 GEL. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in news

 

Invitation to the New Year’s Farmers’ Food Fair 2015

xilis-festivali-001On December 26-27, 2015, New Year’s Farmers’ Food Fair 2015 takes place, organized by Oxfam Georgia and Biological Farming Association Elkana. The event offers a wonderful opportunity to buy healthy, fresh and local product and support the small-holder and agricultural cooperation production. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2015 in news

 

The Prometheus Cave

promeTe 010Translated by Eka Soselia

photo by Oliko Tsiskarishvili

The Prometheus Cave is located in the cillage of Kumistavi of the Tskaltubo municipality.The cave was discovered in June, 1984. Its elevation equals to 100 meters above sea level.  Its entrance covers the area of 200-250 sq. ,eters and falls up to 40 meters in depth. The cave entrance is about 2.5-3 metres high, with a width of 4 metres. There is the Orpiri cave on the opposite side, which is up to 35 metres long and has similar way out. Tere is the Opicho Cave, 600 metres apart from the Orpiri cave. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Ikalto

iyalTo 001Avtor and reporter: Oliko Tsiskarishvili

Translated by Eka Soselia

Ikalto medieval monastery ensemble is in Kaxeti, 7-8 km away from Telavi. There is some small domed church. This ensemble Included:Winepress – VIII century; Sameba (Trinity) temple – XI century; Theological Academy – VII-IX centuries. : Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

A meteor falling on the earth made a 6m hole

meteori001Translated by Nutsa Shubitidze

A  Meteor  falling  on the earth near lake Chebarkul  in Chelyabinsk region made a 6m hole.  A fragment of   meteor was studied by the Army units. The study showed that radiation level doesn’t exceed the normal index. There are 3 sites where the fragment was found. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in news

 

A climber fell from 4800 m was survived

elbrus2translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

A climber was rescued after falling from mount Elbrrus which is 4800 m above the sea level.

Rescuers found a polish climber on mount Elbrrus. He fell from the rock but survived.

“A polish climber, fell from mount Elbrus (4800m above sea), was found by a group of mount rescuers.” says Emergency service. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in news

 

The world’s largest crocodile died in Philippines

niangiTranslated by

Salome Tavdgiridze

On Sunday the world’s largest crocodile died at the city Zoo Bunavan, Philippines. Crocodile’s nickname was Lolongi and it was in the Guinness world records as the largest crocodile in the world. Its length was-6.17 meters, and weight exceeded a ton.

According to the City Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde Lolongi was more than 50 years old, and his death could be caused by the unusually cold weather of the region. The crocodile was caught in 2011 during three-week hunt when it was suspected that the reptile attacked the locals. At least one person is known to be its victim. There is one disappeared person who is thought to be a victim of the reptile. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in news

 

Frosts during global warming

balaxi bakurianiTranslated by

Salome Tavdgiridze

Abnormal frosts, which registered in the world in recent times, don’t support the theory of beginning global warming. However, according to the scientists the frost indicates global climate change in the future. “Live Science” writes about it. Snowfalls in the Middle East, also, frosts in California indicate the temperature change. ”Cold winter in warm regions is an evidence of global warming, “- said Michael Mann, a professor of the University of Pennsylvania. Specialists also say that quite a number of climate anomalies were registered last year. Winters have become colder and summers have became warmer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in news

 

Leghvtakhevi

lervtaxevi-006Author and reporter

Gioegi Zedginidze ans Shalva Mamukashvili

Translated by Nutsa Shubitidze

A few people know about Leghvtakhevi. I doubt that people living in Tbilisi know much about it, not to say about people living abroad. One of the historical-geographical regions of old Tbilisi Leghvtakhevi, Dabakhana, Dabaghkhana, was situated in the south part of the city. Today Krtsanisi region is located in the territory (A botanical garden was included in the area). Due to many fig trees the beautiful place was called Leghvtakhevi (leghvi-fig). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

Gudauri – mountain ski resort

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Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Gudauri mountain ski resort is located on the south slope of the Caucasus Mountains. The trip from Tbilisi to Gudauri takes two hours. Ski season lasts from winter to spring.

 In 1988 the first ski lift was built and after that the resort developed little by little. There are five ski lifts and many ski routs in Gudauri.  Nearly 16 km length rout works from 10.00 to 17.00 o’clock. Gudauri is recognized as a significant mountain-skiing resort. It has the most comfortable and technically developed infrastructure. Despite high prices Gudauri has many foreign visitors as well as locals. The slopes of Gudauri are completed above the tree line. The ski lifts are built by Austrian company Doppelmayr. . There are five lifts- three chairs lift, four chairs lift, five chairs lift and one Gondola. Gudauri contains several routs. The first lower station is at 1990 m above sea level and the last top station is at 3270 m called Sadzele. The length of the longest downhill run is 7 km. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Ecotourism