A two room (46 sq. meter) apartment located in the very center of Old Batumi, 5 minutes walking distance from the water and surrounded by the hottest restaurants, cafes, and clubs which Batumi has to offer!
***Reservations ONLY via Airbnb, please! Please check the official site "Help" section for information on how to make payments, book rooms, and much more! www.airbnb.com !
*** CHECK IN: From 9am
*** CHECK OUT: Until 5pm
*** Discounts - 10% for any reservation for one month (28 days), or 20% for any reservation for three months. Additional discounts for winter reservations or very long-term stays.
A brand new (2015), two room (46 sq. meter) apartment located in the center of Batumi!
Our building is the only completely new construction in the entire neighborhood of Old Batumi. It is located in the historical center of the city, with tons of restaurants, cafes, clubs and stores within a few minutes walking distance of our apartment.
The apartment itself is completely new (as of 2015), with brand new furniture and amenities. We have internet, an air conditioner, TV (***no channels though, although there is an HDMI cable to connect it to your computer to watch movies) and everything you need to feel right at home!
Guests will have access to the whole apartment without restrictions. There's also a gym in our building, but it's paid.
Interakcija s gostima
We live in Ukraine during most of the year, but our Georgian relatives will be happy to help you get around town and get acquainted with everything you need to see!
Things you must do while in Batumi:
1) Try the food! The most famous Georgian national dishes are khatchapuri (kind of a special cheese pizza) and khinkali (dumplings filled with meat)
2) Drink wine! Georgia has some very unique wines which are quite delicious - and every real Georgian has his own stash of homemade wine hidden somewhere for guests. :) Plus it's cheap, so drink up!
3) Go swimming! Anytime from mid-May to mid-September is a good time to go swimming. We recommend taking a marshutka/minivan to Sarpi (the Turkish border) to go swimming - the water is quite clean there!
4) Go hiking! Take a marshutka or taxi to the Botanical Gardens for the day and go hiking. It's paid entrance (6-7 lari per person), but you can collect fruit there (bananas, kiwis, oranges, lemons - depends on the season) as much as you want!
5) Meet Georgians! They are super nice and friendly people, so don't be afraid to spend some time with them - just don't let them drink you under the table. :)
Please follow these rules during your stay:
1) Smoking - please smoke on our balcony and not within the apartment.
2) Noise - be considerate of your neighbors (at least as considerate as they are to you. :)
3) Circulation - Make sure to either leave a window open or the conditioner running in order to prevent moisture from building up in the apartment.
Thanks a bunch!
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My name is Edward Robe', and I am an apprentice of... everything. I have a very bizarre resume which I'm particularly proud of, and a checkered past that reflects my profound interest in a wide variety of disciplines, activities, places and cultures. This makes writing short auto-biographies very difficult, especially since I generally dislike talking about myself. However, for the purpose of my future couchsurfing friends, I'll do my best to oblige with a description.
I grew up in a military family and served for many years with the Army, raised with old school values of honor, integrity, loyalty, and duty. Although I've never been very keen on hierarchy and structure, I learned a lot from my upbringing about staying true to your self and values above all else. To me, life is about three things -
1) Becoming stronger.
2) Becoming smarter.
3) Sharing your strength and wisdom with others.
To that end - I like to stay active, try new things, learn as much as possible and then build relationships with good people that have a similar mentality as I do. I think it's important to surround yourself with positive thinkers and a supportive community if you want to achieve your goals - thankfully, Couchsurfing has so far supplied that in multitudes.
Let's see, what else - I love traveling. I like making things (food, art, gadgets). I'm usually pretty "contrarian", but mostly because I have such weird tastes compared with other people, I think. My dream is to become a wandering sage, taking young apprentices under my wing so that I can teach them the pioneering way of life that I adore so much.
I like history, traveling, writing, languages, philosophy, politics, economics, reading (I read a LOT), riding my bicycle, video games, arts and crafts, architecture, building things, hiking, water polo, swimming, badminton, volleyball, cooking, eating, exercising, marksmanship, geocaching, tea and coffee. Most of all though, I like to learn.
Music, Movies, Books :
Music - I have a serious weakness for Balkan Music (Gogol Bordello, Rotfront, Magnifico, Zdob zi Zdub, among others)
Books - A wide variety, I read classics, contemporary, non-fiction, self-improvement and even sci fi.
Movies - Top three: Fight Club, Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects.