Tbilisi, Georgia
Nata, 33
Freelance Photographer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm freelance photographer, because it helps me to get to know myself better and save the most precious moments with me. I like observing life around the way it is. It's like meditation for the moment.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Pink Floyd - wish you were here; Radiohead - House of cards; Sade; Massive attack - teardrop; Rachael Yamagata - elephants; Rachael Yamagata - i wish you love; Zemfira; Eric Satie; Jazz oldies

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Grey's Anatomy; The Fringe; Friends; Sex in the city

Name some spots in Tbilisi that are good for a Tinder date.

Carpe Diem cafe; Panoramic view from Betlemi church; Fabrika

Who’s your hero and where in Tbilisi would you take them out for a serious hang?

I would take Mahatma Gandhi for paragliding trip over the city

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Vintage/second hand shops mostly

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Maybe Gldani, not even sure if there's place like that.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Walking alone in the night, when the city is empty and it's so quiet and peaceful

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Tbilisi and where did you get it?

Khashi - i'd say) It was so long time ago, not sure what was the place, somewhere in the airport area.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Tbilisi that you particularly like?

Carpe Diem cafe, it's not so hidden but it's not so obvious at the same time.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Tbilisi? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

I don't usually go to that kind of places )

What restaurant in Tbilisi looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

I think it's Racha and another one - Mapshalia

Where can you get the best cocktail in Tbilisi? Which one do you like?

In Georgia you drink wine, as it's a winemaking region. I like white semi-sweet Kisi.

Where would you take your partner in Tbilisi if you wanted to really pamper them?

I'd take him/her to the sulfur baths! Best place to relax and have great massage!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

I love Pkhali and i absolutely recommend it! Also Gebjalia is wonderful!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Tbilisi?

Sakhachapure N1 - tried it couple of times, still don't like it.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Tbilisi?

Moulin Electric - is definitely the best spot to have proper lunch, tasty and cheap.

What are the Tbilisi spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Narikala fortress, Sololaki district, Luca Polare ice-cream, Georgian food

Tomorrow’s your last day in Tbilisi. How do you spend it?

I'd take a ropeway to Narikala hill and walk down from there, after i'd go to Lisi lake and watch sunset there and the sky full of stars.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I love Paris. Most beautiful people of the world are travelling by metro in Paris. You just sit and enjoy their beauty. You walk around the old buildings, small cafes and see all those people nicely dressed, full of love and enjoying every moment of their lives.

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