Tbilisi is a really pretty little capital city! It's based in a river valley with a big old river flowing though it. There's an awful lot of greenery around the city that adds to the homely feeling to the place. There are a couple of hang overs from the soviet times. The massive TV mast and the Kartlis Deda statue.
The TV mast comes alive at night when they turn the thousands of lights that are attached to it on. And they don't just leave them on, they have a number of sequences to make the mask dance - it's something you just have to see to believe!
Kartlis Deda is a 20 metre aluminum figure of a woman in Georgian national dress that overlooks the whole of Tbilisi.
The Tbilisi metro is deep, really deep. It can take you longer to travel down the escalator and up at your destination than it can to travel between stations! Although the stations are similar to the ones in the Moscow metro they aren't quite as decorated.
Getting a room in Tbilisi was fun, I tried a number of different places but they were all full, the only room I found was, well expensive. I tried one more place - they too were full, but they rang another guesthouse who had space. I went off hunting for this other guesthouse but couldn't find it. I went back to see if I could get better directions, but by the time I got back a room had magically become available!