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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Is it possible to take a direct bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul?

I'd like to go by bus directly from Tbilisi to Istanbul. My questions are: What companies run on the route (please list as many as you know)? What bus Station in Tbilisi does each Company operate ...
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How to visit Georgia as a Pakistani citizen?

I am a Pakistani passport holder and I am here in China I want to go to Georgia for visiting. How I can go? How I can get visa?
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Baku-Tbilisi train

I'm going to take the Baku-Tbilisi Train this summer, and would like to know if the Train stops at the Samgori Station in Tbilisi? If not, where does it stop between Rustavi and Tbilisi central ...
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Indian residing in Tbilisi, Georgia visiting Turkey

I am an Indian citizen residing in Georgia with a temporary residence permit. Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?
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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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Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

Is it realistic to hire a "taxi" or a marshrutka to go from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe and then to Borjomi via the mountain road? The idea is to see the sights, those ancient bridges, etc. How much may ...
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Is it possible to travel across Turkey from the northeast corner to the southwest corner in 5 days/

I will start from Georgia. Then I enter Turkey somewhere and I would like to travel across the country somehow (no plan yet). The last stop in Turkey might be marmaris. Anyway, I have to go to the ...
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Visiting both Abkhazia and Georgia

Reading up about Georgia I found out through the UK travel advisory that it's illegal under Georgian law to travel to Abkhazia from Georgia. Does this restriction extend to all travel to Abkhazia, ...
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How long can a citizen of Iran stay in Georgia (the country) as a tourist?

I have a friend from Iran here in Tbilisi wondering how long he can stay in the country. I know from another question here that as an Australian I can stay for 360 days, but that answer contains a ...
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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

As per the title, should tourists with a darker skin color (i.e. darker than is common in Eastern Europe) expect any issues or hostility nowadays? If so are there are ways to mitigate this, perhaps ...
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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen 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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Are there open air hot springs in natural settings in the mountains of Georgia (the country)?

After we had our first snow here in Tbilisi a few days ago and then chatting with a Japanese friend online I started to wonder... I know Georgia has no shortage of mountains or natural mineral water ...
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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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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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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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Truth about Georgian tap water

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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Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?

I am a Bangladeshi passport holder. I have an USA visa for up to 5 years validity with multiple entries and a Schengen visa for a month's validity. Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?
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Where can I find details of the bus between Tbilisi Georgia and Baku Azerbaijan?

WikiTravel and other easily Google-able sources tell me there are buses that run between the Georgian and Azeri capital cities, but no details. I'd like to know the follow for a Chinese guest who just ...
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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 it really permitted for travellers to work while visiting Georgia on a tourist visa?

Last night at a party with lots of expats and Georgians the topic came up that foreigners don't need any special visa or work permit to work in Georgia while they are visiting the country as tourists. ...
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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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How to go from Kars, Turkey to Georgia?

I will travel in Turkey in Nov/Dec 2015. I will take the train from Istanbul to the far east of Turkey. As far as I know, Kars is the east end of the railway. So, how can I go from Kars to ...
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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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What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?

A previous question about Romania and Georgia mentioned that there are ferry connections between Bulgaria and Georgia. Somebody I've met at my new hostel is interested in just a ferry so I dug up that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to find “night and day” decongestant for a head cold when there's a language barrier?

So I've been in Tbilisi, Georgia for almost a week and the temperature is now dropping below zero Celsius sometimes and I have the dubious honour of being the first in my hostel to contract a head ...
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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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Name of Georgian lemonade?

This summer I ate in a Georgian restaurant in Krakow, Poland. The food was really good, but especially tasty was the Georgian lemonade. I can't remember the name, but a friend of mine is going to ...
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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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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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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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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 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?