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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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You are quite safe if you have no European good-looking girls in your company. If you have such girls you might be in big trouble, because Bride kidnapping is still a popular ritual in Georgia and Chechnya. Pass the border between Georgia and Russia is better in Kazbegi (Other roads go through Abkhazia and North Ossetia - if you want to visit those ...


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No. Currently (June 2014), there is no rail link between Turkey and Georgia. A railway link from Turkey to Georgia is under construction: see Kars-Tblisi-Baku railway on Wikipedia. The railway link between Georgia and Russia is currently closed due to the political conflict in Abkhazia. See Georgian Railways, again on Wikipedia. You might be able to ...


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Georgia is not part of the Schengen area, however it does have special rules for valid Schengen visa holders. According to the Georgian ministry of foreign affairs: Foreign nationals who have a multiple entry US, EU or Schengen member states visas, which have validity for one year or more and had been used once at least, can enter or stay on the ...


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Hertz does, although I haven't tried myself. You can check Hertz's Armenian website (in English), where you'll also get the price and be able to book this exact service. Hertz's Terms and Conditions even has a special section on renting in One Direction specifically for Georgia.


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I'm a big fan of Georgia, having visited twice and lived there for seven months the last time, yet I had not heard of this place. It's not "Saltona" but "Tskaltubo", "Tsqaltubo", or "Tskhaltubo" (Georgian: წყალტუბო, Russian: Цхалтубо). It's the name of a town and a spa resort in Imereti province in the south-west of the country. It's less than 20km to the ...


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That's a lot of questions! Should I hire a car or are there tours available to tourist areas? You probably don't need a car, the public transport in Tbilisi is pretty efficient, and when it's not it's still interesting :-) Are there regular bus services? Yes, there is a metropolitan bus service. Most locals use the minibuses that you have to wave down. ...


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I am a UK citizen and have visited Russia, Turkey and Georgia recently (only came back from Georgia 2 weeks ago - via Turkey). It is safe to visit Istanbul (apart from the usual risks associated with being a tourist in an unknown city) and it is safe to visit Moscow. If you want to visit both on one trip, I would strongly recommend that you fly between ...


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overland, you can cross from Turkey to Georgia at the Sarp border crossing. From Georgia you can cross to Russia at the Kazbegi - Verkhni Lars border crossing. I did both border crossing last year, no problems if you have the necessary visas. Sarp border crossing is very modern, quick and easy. in about 20 minutes you're on the other side. Regarding ...


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From my experience I will like to advise you NANIKO car rental in Armenia. You can rent a car in Yerevan and leave it in Tbilisi. Also as I compared early (5 month ago) NANIKO was cheapest, so highly recommended.


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The Wikipedia page for the Tbilisi airport lists the airlines with flights to Tbilisi. Looks like your best Western Europe options are Rome, Amsterdam, Paris (seasonal) and Munich. There are other flights from Eastern Europe. If you're looking to get in cheap, Wizz Air (a discount airline) serves Kutaisi from various locations in Eastern Europe.


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Travelling from Istanbul to Moscow overland is adventurous at best. For example, there's a big country between the two places called the Ukraine. Assume you take the Asian route, you will almost certainly pass near Kharkiv border and other hot spots along the border of eastern Ukraine. These would include Donetsk and Lugansk. Anywhere near those ...


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Turkey is about to end their visa-on-arrival program and is already offering an online eVisa application system. Even if visa-on-arrival is still available at designated airports, I am pretty sure that crossing a land border requires you to obtain a visa in advance. The online application process is very simple, you fill out some personal details and your ...


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Yes, there are plans to reopen at least two of them. The cable car mentioned in Karlson's answer has been completed and operating for roughly a year now, but is a new route with new stations in new locations that did not previously have any of the older cable cars in Tbilisi. But I only just discovered today by chance an answer on a Georgian website called ...


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The David Gareja monastery area is very close to the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, a few hundred meters away. If you went wandering in the hills, it's quite possible that you might enter Azerbaijan. The border is disputed. While the two countries agree on where the official border lays, Georgia contends that this location was artificially imposed ...


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Every traveler is exposed to bacteria strains to which they have no immunity. Some with more noticeable effects than others. Whenever traveling anywhere it is advisable to bring a bismuth medication or what your doctor recommends. I have seen more than one visitor drink only bottled water and still have problems. Specific to Tbilisi: The wine here is not ...


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On the ukferry.com website, it states that "Service is temporarily suspended with effect" for this route. A email to their Customer Service Line (ukf@ukrferry.com) also left me with a doubt ("We have no status currently of the opening of that route"), that it will be opened anytime soon. There are plenty of options if you could leave from Ilyichevsk, ...


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I'm in Tbilisi for the past few days, so could check it here. I asked around in a few currency exchange places - and none of them accept foreign coins, lira or otherwise. One of the places suggested that TBC bank branches may be able to exchange coins, however I didn't manage to get to a bank. My advice would be to take the lira coins with you and head ...


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Yes, you can – the embassy is opened from 9:30. Visa costs ~50 EUR. To be 100pc. sure, you can ask them via phone or e-mail: Phone local: (032) 986.990 Phone international: +995.32.986.990 Fax local: (032) 986.993 Fax international: +995.32.986.993 Email: iranemb@geo.net.ge Sources: ...



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