As usual we don't get that much snow in Kutaisi, but when it comes the city becomes twice as beautiful as it is. Here are 10 things I recommend to do in snowy Kutaisi.
1. Getting ready for the snowy day
Feeling cold and uncomfortable is the last thing you want to feel outside. Once you wake up get a hot shower to worm up your body. Make sure your hair is 100% dry to avoid getting cold because of it. I strongly recommend to use thermal underwear. They are lightweight and keeps you really worm in the coldest days of the winter. But don't get too low quality ones. They will make you sweating on hiking and run. Marino wool is the best material for the thermal underwear. Wool socks are great option to keep your feet worm. You can get thermal socks as well. Get a cotton pants, cotton hoody or something as comfortable (difficult to find something as comfortable as hoody) and your outfit is almost done. Hiking shoes have a very good grip on ice and snow, so get one of them on the trip. Use special cream if your skin is sensitive to cold. Get a warm breakfast and that's it, you're ready for Georgian winter.
6. Gelati monastery
This one is located even higher than Motsameta, so snow will be higher here. The monastery was built in 12th century. There are 3 big churches from 12th, 13th and 16th centuries, a bell-tower, houses of monks, 12th century academy and the grave of David The Builder, who was the greatest king in the history of Georgia. Do the same things there.
10. Sairme resort
On the way back you can visit Sairme resort. Here are quite a lot of things to do: hot swimming pools, bakery, shooting gallery, mineral water springs, zip line and a deep snow to get stuck by the car, so watch out. if you get stuck locals will just stop and help you to get our of snow. Here is a quite fancy hotel where you can stay.
Keep in mind this suggestions and travel in Georgia anytime.
Author - Giga Paghava
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