Georgia in detail


Georgia has some excellent shopping opportunities, though in most cases you'll need to search beyond the endless tourist tat on sale to find any decent souvenirs. Items to look out for include wool and embroidered clothing including socks, natural wines from independent producers, Svan salt, Caucasian carpets, khantsi (a Georgian wine horn), churchkhela (a snack of walnuts covered in a grape resin, which actually travels well), local honey and tea.