Pros and cons
But we really like it here and we will look for a way out. What are the benefits of living here? Of course, first of all, the sea and the climate. Very kind people, hospitable, sociable. And this is not even a national feature, this is the specificity of life in a small town. In Tbilisi, this is exactly what we lacked. You can save on vacation, because you don’t need to travel far for vacation: here the sea, mountains, skiing and excursions are all at hand. Another big plus is the kitchen. Although many emigrants no longer know how to find food without cilantro (by the way, it’s very simple, for example, khinkali without cilantro is hidden under the name mtiuluri), but I adore Georgian cuisine: spicy, fragrant, bright.
Taxi prices are still good, about 100 RUB, wine prices have not increased much either. Well, medical services, for example, dentistry, although they have grown in price, but even now they cost 3 times cheaper than in the Russian Federation. By the way, the dentists here are pros, I checked the quality of services on myself, I advise.
There are also downsides. From everyday life, for example, there are a large number of stray dogs, there were cases of bites among acquaintances. I always try to carry a pepper spray with me. Still, no one here complies with traffic rules: road signs, it seems, are generally for beauty.
Another of the minuses is not only housing prices, but also its quality.
Mold and loose plaster are common, dead elevators (or their complete absence) and terrible entrances are almost 70% of all housing.1/1
About relationships with people
It is still very difficult to build relationships with apartment owners, we changed three apartments in Georgia and each time there were problems with this. No, the owners are kind, they are not trying to deceive you, although, of course, everyone wants more money. The main problem is to establish personal boundaries and explain that it is impossible to come to the apartment at any time if other people live there. Even to visit, even to check the meter, even if you want to take your things from the apartment – all only with the permission of the new tenants. They just don't understand it!
< p> I hope that the cons will not make you refuse to travel or move to Georgia. It seems to me that it is better to know and be prepared than to plunge into all the minuses immediately upon arrival. For me, even despite all the disadvantages, Batumi is a great city for living, I want to live here, and not just exist. Live, enjoy the moment, feel, watch. Even in summer, when a large number of tourists come to Batumi, it does not lose its charm, there is no rush and fuss. I look forward to summer to swim in the sea, especially since we have an advantage – we, as locals, know where the best beaches are. Come and I'll show :)
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