I arrived in Batumi and went for lunch at Khinkali Ludi,where I had my favorite plate of khinkali in all of Georgia.
After I was full I rented a bike and wandered around the Boulevard,a very charming place with palm trees,statues and soviet mosaics scattered all around the place.The delphinarium has some nice mosaics as well,but if you want to see a show you're gonna need some money.
I continued cycling around the city to see some of the modern pieces of architecture:the Alphabetic Tower,the Chacha Tower and the Batumi Tower.For dinner I went to get an Adjarian Khachapuri,specific to Adjaria,the region Batumi is located in and a glass of georgian wine at Bu&Khari.
In the eleventh day I wandered around the Old Town for the most part of the day.Batumi has a nice mix of medieval architecture with cobblestone streets,specific to Europe,and tall glass skyscrapers,who represent the modern architecture.
For lunch I had a chirbuli at Shemoikhede Genatsvale,and then I headed over to the Batumi Archeological Museum,one of the oldest museums in Georgia.The entrance fee was of $1 and a tour is not necessary,as the signs are in English as well.The exhibits are well-planned out and it is certainly worth a visit.
In the last day of my trip I took a 15-minute $5 taxi ride to Gonio-Asparus,the oldest fortress in Georgia.The entrance fee was $1.70.It was built by the Romans and it played an important role for both the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire and now it's a symbol of the Roman history of Georgia.
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