The region consisting of the countries Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan; the disputed regions of Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and South Ossetia; and a group of republics within Russia.

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Crossing into South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) from Gori

I've been reading various conflicting information about visiting Tskhinvali. Are there buses or marshrutkas leaving Gori going into Tskhinvali? Would I have to get permission from the Ministry of ...
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Is there a different visa procedure for Azerbaijan if you're going there for Eurovision?

I was just talking to a bunch of cyclists outside the Azeri embassy or consulate here in Batumi Georgia. Everybody was waiting for it to open so they could get their Azeri visas and we were talking ...
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Is it now feasible for an adventurous independent traveller to visit Chechnya?

Right now I'm drinking vodka with a Chechen guy who's staying at my hostel here in Tbilisi Georgia. I told him I would like to visit Chechnya but it's too dangerous. He reacted like I imagine ...
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What's roughly the lowest price range for accommodation in Nakhchivan?

It turns out that Azerbaijan has an exclave called Nakhchivan which shares a border with Turkey. Haven't heard of it? Well it seems neither have most of the websites I use to get an idea how much it ...
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Is it possible to get a train from Georgia to Moscow?

I am thinking of doing a road trip to Georgia, dumping my car there then travelling to Moscow, to continue on the Trans-Siberian to Beijing. Does anyone know if its possible for me to travel over the ...
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Do Australian citizens still get visa-free entry for 360 days in Georgia (the country)?

Australian citizens definitely used to need a visa to enter the Republic of Georgia a few years back. Then last year (2010) I entered by land from Turkey and was given a 360-day stamp at the border ...
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Is it possible to visit Abkhazia by land from Georgia?

Is it possible currently (November 2011) to visit the rebel province of Abkhazia from the rest of the Republic of Georgia? (Russia regards it as independent since 2008 but most or all other countries ...
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Overland route from the Caucasus to Mongolia without entering Russia?

I plan to base myself in the Replubic of Georgia for a while and I'm thinking of a trip from there to Mongolia but I have some restrictions: No flying (overland is more of an adventure) I can't ...
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Will Armenia and Azerbaijan permit a tourist to enter if they have the other country's stamp in their passport?

I know that there are certain pairs of countries (which do not get along with each other) where a traveller will not be permitted into one country if they have a stamp in their passport from a visit ...
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Can I apply for a Russian visa from the Republic of Georgia?

I will be in the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus in a few months and am considering a side trip to Russia; either via the Black Sea to Sochi or across the one land border that is apparently open ...
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Is the border between Georgia and Russia open to citizens of other countries?

I know the one border between the Republic of Georgia and Russia that is not in a rebel province was officially opened in the last couple of years... but reports are conflicting as to whether people ...