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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

 

Changed the rules for logging, transportation and manufacturing

yvavilebiMinistry of Energy and Natural Resources changed the rules for logging, transportation and manufacturing. According to the law from February 25, 2013 the document about the origin of timber must be subscribed.  Also, timber marking is required. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in news

 

Madrid Expo (FITOUR 2013)

turizmis administraciaTranslated by Salome Tavdgiridze

Between January 30 and February 3, 2013 the National Administration of Tourism participated in the International fair exhibition “FITUR 2013” in Madrid, Spain. It was one of the biggest   exhibitions in the world. 10 644 companies from 166 countries took part in it. 7,532 journalists attended the event and nearly 124 700 visitors visit the exhibition. Caucasus Travel, Visit Georgia, Georgian Discovery Tours, Georgica Travel, Explore Georgia and the Agency of protected areas of Georgia took part with the National tourism administration. According to the statistics, from 2011 to 2012 the number of tourists from Spain grew with 12%. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2013 in news

 

Hatsvali- Mountain-Ski resort without tourists

hawvalidan ushba 001Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili

Hatsvali is situated 8 km from Mestia. The road goes through pine forest.  It has the potential to become the most favorable winter tourism destination in Georgia. It is already three years since two 400 meters long skiing track has started working. The tracks have European standards. Hatsvali didn’t have tourists when we visited it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Ecotourism

 

On the way to Svaneti

svaneTisken 006Author and reporter

Oliko Tsiskarishvili

translated by Tinatin Bujiashvili end

Salome Tavdgiridze

Svaneti has a long history. This is the region where serfdom was never established. Svans never fought against enemies and they let no one dominate in the area. Today they still follow their traditions, customs and rules.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2013 in Ecotourism