2015, 2016, and 2017
I first came to the Republic of Georgia in June of 2015 to begin my backpacking trip through Eastern Europe. I didn't know that much before going, other than that it was part of the former Soviet Union, in the Caucasus mountains, and was raved about every backpacking blog I had read. Turns out, all the stellar reviews I read were an understatement. In my opinion, there is literally no place like it, and I never had so many exciting moments compact into such a small period of time. It didn't matter if I was in Tbilisi, another town like Signagi, or up in the mountains. Georgia was incredible and the nature, food and wine were out of this world. I enjoyed it so much that I returned again a second time the following year, and even came back for a third trip in to work at Why Not hostel in Tbilisi.