Published in Expats in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is a small city famous for its thermal springs. The name of the city means "warm". According to the legend, the king of ancient Iberia, Vakhtang I Gorgasali, hunted in the woods near Georgia's first capital – Mtskheta. Suddenly, he saw a pheasant and shot the bird down. The king sent his falcon to find the pheasant but after a while, the king lost sight of a falcon. Looking for his bird he came upon the hot spring and saw that both birds were boiled in one of the thermal spring. The temperature of the spring was very hot. Impressed with the place he decided to build a city here. That was a very smart decision taking into account the advantage of its location. Tbilisi is in the valley between beautiful green hills on both sides.