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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whatever is causing the diarrhea and other symptoms, it's real and the Georgians seems to be immune to it. Almost every tourist we've met had similar problems after a few days in Georgia. Most of them get rid of them avoiding tap water (drinking only a bottled water) and Georgian cheese (very delicious). On the other hand, we've seen a group of Georgian ...



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