I took a 1$ marshrutka to Gori from Tbilisi's Didube bus station,where you can get a marshrutka drive all around the country.
In Gori I visited a museum dedicated to the local celebrity,Iosif Vissarionovich Jughashvili,also known as Joseph Stalin,former dictator and leader of the Soviet Union.Stalin Museum has very interesting exhibits and you can visit the man's birthplace as well.The entrance fee was $4 and I took a free tour in English for the place.
My next stop was the Gori Historical and Ethnographical museum,where the entrance fee along with a tour in english costed about $2.60.It holds a very interesting collection of regional artefacts and I learned a lot about the history and culture of Georgia.Stalin Museum is enjoyable but this one is a lot more informative.
In my second day in Gori I took a taxi to the Gori Fortress for $1.50 to see the Memorial of Georgian Warrior Heroes.It's a very beautiful place but I was there only briefly.
My next destination was the cave-town Uplistsikhe,an ancient remnant of Georgia's pre-christian history and a former stop on the Silk Road.The town was founded about 3000 years ago and it used to be the home of about 20,000 people.I took a half-hour coach ride from Gori to get there.