Country in the Caucasus bordering Turkey, Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Former republic of the USSR with a unique language and alphabet.

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Mobile internet in the Caucasus

I'm going to be traveling through the Caucasus for a couple of weeks, visiting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. I'm assuming there's no cellular provider that will work across countries, but are ...
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Is Tbilisi a good place to tour after this year's flood?

I'm going to Georgia within few weeks and I wonder how Tbilisi looks like now. Is it devastated after the flood which took place almost a month ago?
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Caucasus: end overland trip where I started without retracing my steps

I'm looking into a Caucasus trip visiting Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. A return flight from IST is far cheaper than a multi-city flight, so I'd like to get back to Istanbul without going over the same ...
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Is the new border crossing between Georgia and Turkey at Kartsakhi open to foreigners?

I was just reading a Quora post on the longest overland trip in the world and it mentions crossing from Georgia to Turkey at Kartsakhi. I've crossed between these countries probably half a dozen times ...
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Where can I find GPS-device-compatible maps of Georgia?

I am looking for Georgia maps for supported for Garmin device. Especially I'm interested in Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Is there any place I could find such maps?
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Rail travel between Azerbaijan and Georgia

I'm looking for any advice please. I'm travelling around Azerbaijan this August and need to work out the best way to get from Ganja in Azerbaijan to Tbilisi in Georgia. I've tried to find train ...
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Travelling to Georgia, should I get a rabies vaccination?

I'm travelling to Georgia (Asia) with my family. Should I get a rabies vaccination? They are recommended on the US Department of State site but they are very expensive ($1,000 per person!) so I was ...
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Crossing the Black Sea (Ukraine to Georgia) by boat - risk of being boarded in a private vessel?

I am planning to go from Ukraine to Georgia crossing the Black Sea, not by a ferry but using a private boat. I would like to know if some people have experienced crossing Black Sea, and if it is ...
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Is the Iran banking system cut off even from its neighbouring countries on good terms with it?

I'm hoping to travel to Iran in the next six months and I'm aware that it's difficult to access "western" banks via ATM networks, bank transfer, etc. But do the sanction even apply to countries that ...
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Possibilities to travel from Yerevan to batumi

What are the possibilities to get from Yerevan to Batumi? Is there any direct option? How long does it takes and how much does it cost?
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Hiring and buying used bicycle in Tbilisi, Georgia

Are there any bike rental possibilities in Tbilisi and surroundings? What are the rules and prices? Is it possible to buy an used bicycle, I mean something cheap that just is able to move for a week? ...
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Schengen visa question – Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen. I will leave India in January 2015 and plan to be travelling through Asia for about 10 months. I will then be in Georgia. My plan is to apply for a German Schengen visa in ...
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Is it possible to travel safely from Istanbul to Moscow with a UK passport? [closed]

I want to visit 2 great cities, Istanbul and Moscow, but how can I travel safely between them? Does anyone know if it is possible for a UK tourist to travel through Georgia? What about a ferry ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...
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Crossing by car from Bulgaria into Turkey and then into Georgia

We live in the UK. Next summer we're planning a long-ish (2 months long) trip to Georgia - family visit. Flying with three children (especially small) is doable, but not the best thing ever, plus ...
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Is it Possible to Exchange Turkish Lira Coins in Tbilisi?

Does anyone know if I can exchange Lira coins in Tbilisi? I'm usually careful to not return home with coins since nobody will take them on exchange, but ended up with a bunch of Lira. I would be ...
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Rail travel from Turkey through Georgia to Russia

Can I travel by rail from Turkey through Georgia to Russia ?
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Getting to Shatili village from Tbilisi?

I am planning to visit Shatili with another person in the beginning of May. I know it's possible to get there using a 4×4. What is the approximate price of getting a transfer there from Tbilisi? ...
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Flights to Georgia from Western Europe [closed]

What are my options for travelling from Western European cities to Tbilisi, Georgia by air?
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What international border crossings link Turkey, Georgia and Russia?

Looking to travel from Turkey into Georgia and then Russia with motocycle What international border crossings link Turkey Georgia and Russia? Is it possible to go by ferry from Turkey to Russia?
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Trekking in Georgian Tusheti region? Safety?

We're planning a hiking trip to the Georgian Greater Caucasus. But does anybody know issues about safety? Terrorism (Chechnya, Dagestan just on the other side of the range)? Minefields along border ...
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What are my public transport options in Tbilisi and further afield in Georgia [closed]

What are the different transport options for getting around the city of Tbilisi, and travelling to the Svaneti region.
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Ferry connection between Crimea - Kerch and Georgia?

Does anybody know if the ferry service is bacK? I will need it next spring - 2014.
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One-Way Car Rental from Yerevan to Tbilisi

I would like to rent a car in Yerevan airport, drive it through Armenia, go to Georgia and leave the car in Tbilisi. Are there any companies who offer that kind of service?
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Inquiry about the hot springs in Georgia

Is any area in Georgia called "Saltona" in Georgia - not sure about the name, where it is famous for its hot springs? It was used during Soviet Union to treat the Political Leaders from the Soviet ...
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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

In summer last (2012) year I visited Georgia, and I was with my friends in David Gareja. They were tired, and I decided to climb a hill south of the monastery, on the top of which is a small chapel. A ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in the United States?

I have some Georgian Lari and I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew any outlets (in the cities mentioned) where I could exchange it for US dollars? So hard to find ...
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Is there any bus/coach travelling direct from Brussels, Belgium to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Is there any bus/coach travelling direct from Brussels, Belgium to Tbilisi, Georgia? Do you know any agency in Brussels who does this trip?
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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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What language to use in Georgia (the country)? Is English widely spoken?

I don't speak Georgian. I have been told not to use the little Russian that I know because it might be problematic considering the edgy relationship with Russia. My question is which language should I ...
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Do I need a visa to Turkey if I am crossing from Georgia?

I am Egyptian. I will travel to Georgia in February. I have the visa for Georgia and I would like to cross from Georgia to Turkey by bus. Do I need a visa? And if so, where should I get it? Egypt or ...
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Do people in Georgia (the country) have any dislike of Muslims?

I'm an Egyptian medicine student, and I will be going to Georgia on an exchange program in February. I am a Muslim and I wear the head scarf, not black or anything, colorful headscarves with regular ...
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What knives can I take with me when going into Georgia?

What kind of knives can I take with me (by plane) when travelling into Georgia? Will the small tourist knife be legal? What about survival-like military knives? I think I would need a knife that ...
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Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?

Are the drugs against influenza, that contains pseudoephedrine, legal in Georgia? Can I put them into my travel first-aid kit when traveling by plane? This drugs have worked very well for me when ...
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Can I take motion sickness drugs with me that contain dimenhydratine, or can it be bought at the destination?

I have moderate motion sickness, especially in non-climatised buses, and the drugs that are working very well for me are those containing dimenhydratine. Is this substance legal in Georgia? Can I ...
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Mountain rescue and medical care in Georgia?

How does using the mountain rescue and medical care services (in case of emergency) work in Georgia? Is buying insurance required for an EU citizen? If so, how and where can I buy such insurance? I'm ...
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Are there ticket offices for Georgian Railways in Tbilisi?

In Batumi I happened to know where there was a ticket office in the old town to buy railway tickets because I lived nearby. But it had no sign at all and would be very difficult to find if you didn't ...
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Is there a way to find ATMs in Georgia (the country) which can dispense Euro or US dollars?

Here and there I've seen some ATMs in Georgia (the country) which give a choice of currency rather than just offering Georgian lari (GEL) like the majority of ATMs. In fact I can no longer remember ...
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What shoes required for simple trekking in Georgia?

I'm planning a trip in Georgia, where I plan to visit main cities and spend a few days on trekking in mountains. I don't plan any glacier trekking or climbing, just a bit walking below. I know the ...
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Issues when camping during trek in Georgia?

What should I consider when planning to sleep in tents during trekking in Georgia? We plan to move for about 2 weeks to Georgia, about half that time in cities, half in the mountains. The tourist ...
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Truth about Georgian tap water (aka. can you trust canidrinkthewater.org?)

There seems to be some contradictory information on Georgian tap water around. I was in Georgia recently (May 2012) for nearly a week, and mostly stayed in Tbilisi (in a hostel in an old building ...
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How to get from Sheki to Tbilisi

How should I travel from Sheki, in Azerbaijan, to Tbilisi, in Georgia? Are there direct connections? If not, where should I expect stopovers? Can I only travel by Bus? Or also by train? How long ...
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Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi

How to get by train from Tbilisi to Batumi (on the Black Sea coast)? There should be trains, but the "Traffic General Schedule" on Georgian Railway's site does not mention Batumi (except for a ...
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Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?

So there is a very famous Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia and it is definitely going strong. But there is another far less well known Stalin Museum in Batumi, Georgia that I had heard mentioned ...
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Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?

I've been doing some online searches for a friend staying in my hostel here in Batumi who wants to travel to Istanbul tomorrow. Now I know there are direct buses from various cities in Turkey to ...
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Crossing from Georgia into Turkey

Going from Georgia into Turkey overland—can you do that without problems? (Assume no visa requirement for either country.) What border crossing points are there? Also, what are the public transport ...
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Does Georgia (the country) have a museum or sculpture park of Soviet/Communist/Socialist art?

In Budapest, Hungary they have Memento Park. As covered in one of my previous questions, there is the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. I recall reading that some other former communist ...
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Traveling from Anaklia Georgia to Greece? [closed]

I will be in Anaklia Georgia from May 25- July 8 and Wanted to look into traveling to Greece at the end and then Italy from Greece (If possible it would be nice to squeeze egypt in there also). I am ...
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Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?

Are feral dogs or even wolves or bears present in the Georgian countryside these days? I'm about to hitchhike from Tbilsi to Anaklia and sleep in my tent along the way. Should I expect to encounter ...
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Is there a bus from Tbilisi, Georgia to Thessaloniki, Greece?

While it appears that information is available about the bus from Thessaloniki to Tbilisi in a previous question, I'm curious about the reverse? What Georgian companies (or Greek companies operating ...