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I tried to visit it today. No signs of a museum there. Guy from hardware store nearby led us to a steel fence and we made our way inside. Stalin's postument is no longer there and we found a guy lying on a bed surrounded with vodka and beer bottles and ashtray full of fags, he himself looked as Stalin with his moustache and hairstyle;) So I don't think that ...


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Take the train to Makhinjauri (also transcribed Makhindjauri) - that's the closest passenger station to Batumi. (Though you can just as well ask for a ticket to Batumi.) There's currently one night train every day, which departs Tbilisi at 22.45 and arrives at 7.25 (the one from Batumi to Tbilisi leaves at 22:25). So the travel time is 8h 40min. The train ...


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I think you just need to dig a bit deaper into the NavBul website! From their Ferry page: Two identical ferryboat vessels operated by NAVIBULGAR ("Geroite na Sevastopol" and "Geroite na Odesa") each with total carrying capacity of 108 waggons/900 cars/100 motor trucks up to 16m length operate the regular lines: Varna - Ilichevsk - Varna Varna ...


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Both of ships Gagravar have mentioned are from UkrFerry company. And yes, they are currently ships accross the Black Sea: Poti September 12, 2011 Ilyichevsk September 15, 2011 "Geroi Sevastopolya" Poti September 12, 2011 Varna September 21, 2011 "Geroi Sevastopolya" Ilyichevsk September 19, 2011 Varna September 21, 2011 "Geroi ...


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Yes, there are buses by the company "Metro Turizm" going from Batumi bus station to Istanbul Aksaray Otogar every day in the morning and in the evening. In the high season you should buy tickets a week or two beforehand. Though, there are other companies' buses having the same route but be careful NOT TO USE 'Golden Turizm' buses! They often sell fake ...


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There are several bus companies, both Turkish and Georgian, which run buses from Batumi to Istanbul (all starting in Tbilisi to my knowledge). The offices in the Batumi bus station are all located next to one another, but there are also a couple more offices more centrally located (for example, at the corner of Chavchavzade and Gogebashvili). Either way, ...


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It turns out that Ortachala and Didube are not the only places to catch a bus or marshrutka in Tbilisi. It's easier to find the departure times on the Internet when you know the names of the others. Here is the full info compiled from the official government published Tbilisi Guide tourist information handbook: By bus Ortachala (ორთაჭალა) a.k.a Tbilisi ...


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How's your russian? If good take a look at the discussion on batumionline.net If not I will attempt to translate: Marshrutkas are leaving from multiple places for Batumi. From the Railway Station starting at 8 in the morning and leaving every hour or if full. There those leaving from the Sports Palace starting at 9 and then every hour. From Didube but ...


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About security: it's become very safe to travel! As I understand nature of georgians even drunk they don't cause trouble even they will like to invite you to share their drinking. About mini-buses: there is a lot of mini-buses waiting for costumers just outside train station. It is cheap but not comfortable. But you can see a lot during travel. Since ...



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