The Samtskhe-Javakheti region in Southern Georgia offers visitors a fascinating mix of thousands of years of culture, untouched natural landscapes for hiking and friendly people. However, there are a few things you should know when travelling through Georgia, as very oftenEuropean standards cannot and should not be applied. This refers to accommodation, food and transport as well as to travel costs and some other aspects.
The most important thing to know is that Georgia is a safe travel destination these days and the Samtskhe-Javakheti region is no exception. Starting in the early 2000s, the Georgian state has been restructured and the crime rate has significantly dropped. This also includes the former issue of corruption within the legislature and executive. These days Georgian policemen are well trained and equipped and you can always ask them for help if needed.
So if you follow the same simple safety rules like in any other foreign country - keeping an eye on your belongings and treating the locals with respect - you should have a great stay in Georgia.
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Project “Increased regional added value in the tourism sectors of Georgia by Digital Heritage Tourism Guides” was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation.