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Region: Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population estimated at 14,445. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge on the eastern edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of the former Soviet Union; the bottling of mineral water is a major source of income for the area. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

Town: Borjomi town center

Other destinations: Vardzia cavetowns, Kertvisi Castle, Rabati Castle, Green Monastery, Bakuriani. There is a 30 GEL per person transportation to these destinations (except Bakuriani). It's a whole day tour but you only pay for the transport. Tour guide is optional at 10 GEL per person.

Getting there: From Tbilisi, Didube terminal. 1. Take marshrutka going to AKHALTSIKHE or Borjomi. When you see the Borjomi town center, tell driver you will get off in Tsqarostan in Likani, Borjomi. They usually stop for a cigarette break in front of it. Get off directly there. Fare: 8 GEL

Transportation: Marshrutka, buses, taxis and hitch-hiking.

Things to do: Try the Borjomi water straight from the source! Horse-riding, rafting, camping and hiking.

Accommodation: Stay at cozy 85 Meskheti Likani Guesthouse Borjomi located at the road junction going to the National Park. Or stay at Camp Borjomi at the finish point of Trail 12 in Likani. There are fruit trees like apples, plums, cornelian cherry and rosehips free to eat for the campers.