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This page has more details on your situation as a non-EU family member of an EU national: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=463&langId=en Most importantly it clarifies that you'll have the right to live, work and get educated in the country your mother lives and works in, not the entire EU. And it will probably require copious amounts of ...


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Your best bet is to sign up to a crew-finding website like findacrew.net. A friend who cycled from London to New Zealand did this for the ocean parts - hung out in port and used the site. What was observed is that there are different levels of opportunities. Some berths require that you have licenses or sailing experience, or a particular skill (eg ...


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Since the airport's renovation in 2009, both national and internations flights are handled in the same terminal building, which is not particularly large (about 150x250m). So you won't waste much time walking, and unless there are huge queues or your arrival is delayed, a 1:15 layover time should be sufficient (but not generous) even if you have to pick up ...


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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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Turkey is listed by Air France as one of the countries requiring this type of information. The Air France list is slightly different from the Wikipedia list (itself based on an info page from Air Canada) but the latter does not claim to be comprehensive (“these countries include […]”). I guess this is called “APIS” by analogy with the US system and other ...


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The visas used to be 15€ or 20$, and paying in Turkish liras was not an option. There was an ATM right next to the visa booth. However, as of the 10th of April this year, visas are now applied- and paid for online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. EU citizens can get the visa at electronic booths in the airport, but getting it online prior to arrival is ...


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US Citizens do indeed require a visa to visit Turkey, whilst Swedish citizens do not (for a stay of up to 90 days). Unlike some countries, Turkey visas are little more than a fee payment - at least when purchased on arrival. In purchasing multiple of them I've never had them even look at my passport beyond opening it to a blank page and sticking in the ...


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Indeed it appears online that the Lesovo border is for commercial trucks only, and I can see where you get that view. This blog, for example, notes that the road they are on to the crossing at Malko Tarnavo is almost devoid of traffic, as all the trucks go through the Lesovo border. The Lesovo border was the focus on the news recently when it looked like ...


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Needing a visa and needing a passport are two different things. Generally speaking, you need a passport when going abroad. Many countries do treat transit differently when it comes to visa requirements but there is certainly no general exception to the passport requirement. That said, Turkey accepts ID cards (even for entry) for a handful of nationalities ...


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If you are under 21 or have a proof that your are dependent on your mother, you can work or live in an EU country where your mother lives. But if you keep living in a non-EU country, you will still need a visa to travel to an EU country, since you are Turkish citizen.


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Even though I still believe that using WiFi at the airport might be a better solution for your data needs you can a MiFi device from places like: Global WiFi Rental, which is available for pick up and return at the airport. And similar discussion on TripAdvisor. There is also Cell Hire in UK that also offers the MiFi Rental service.


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You've got three sensible options: taxi, bus, or train. Taxis are taxis, and they're generally fine, although I've heard the occasional horror story; get a regular cab from the rank and use the meter, the fare should be 35-40 TL. Non-stop airport express buses are operated by Havataş, charging a flat fare of 10 TL. They serve a variety of places in the ...


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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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Yes. If you want to enter inside Turkey, you'll definitely need a visa prior to your entry i.e. visa on arrival is not applicable (phased out). The situation with the Turkish visa for Nigerian nationals is a little bit more complicated than one might expect. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website reveals, Nigeria: Ordinary and official passport ...


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The best source for authorized Apple retailers will be Apple itself. Apple's Turkish website links you to sales information in Turkish or English. A search for turns up listings and a map for dozens of authorized retailers within Ankara, and dozens more in nearby cities such as Kirikkale and Çankiri. Additionally, Apple's Online Store has been operating in ...


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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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Yes, you can go to Istanbul with your ID card. Generally speaking, Kris is right, you do need a valid passport, even for countries for which you don't need a visa. But in this case, you can in fact enter Turkey with your national ID (see this official page from the Turkish ministry of Foreign Affairs and the relevant page from the Italian ministry of ...


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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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You can check all mobile wifi rental companies by yourself and see the list of companies offering the rental service in Turkey. As your travel plan suggests, buying a SIM card is not the best option to solve the connection problem. According to the new law of duties, cell phones from outside Turkey will be blocked between 7-10 days if they are not ...


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These should solve your problem: List of DHL locations in Istanbul List of UPS locations in Istanbul Map of post office locations in Istanbul DHL and UPS can pick up your package from your apartment. Call the number listed in the links above to arrange a pick up.


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As far as I know, due to the major infrastructure work (for high speed trains) train schedules from Istanbul to the rest of Turkey are cancelled. I am not completely sure, so be advised. If I were you, I'd take a bus from the city center, as the tickets are very cheap and, relative to trains, buses are more comfortable and faster. You can have a look at ...


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Details are complex and partly off-topic for this site but understanding the logic behind EU law might help. Basically, you don't have any direct rights, only your mother does. That said, a person's right of free movement in the EU also entails e.g. traveling or moving to another EU country with their non-EU spouse or dependents. But the idea is that ...


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I do not know Bulgaria well but I can tell you where you should look at for this kind of outdoor stuff. Karaköy is the best neighbourhood for buying outdoor and camping gear. You can find famous brands for good prices and average equipment for less. There are tens of outdoor shops there. Do not forget to negotiate the prices since there is at least 30% ...


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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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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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Istanbul airport provides free tours for those with 6-24 hour layovers, which appears to include you. The info page for the tour points to a Turkish government page which says that Germans do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. I had two 4-hour layovers in that airport and while the lounge was nice, I kind of had my nose pressed up against the glass ...


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By far the easiest option would be to catch the Tram and then transfer to the Metro. From the Galata bridge there are two options for the tram depending on which side of the river you are on - either Eminonu (on the south side) or Karakoy (on the north side), however both are on the same tram line. Both stops are easy to find as the tram crosses the bridge ...


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There is no public transportation connecting Abant Lake to Bolu or any other city. You can either rent a car and go there yourself or find a tour from Bolu or even from Istanbul that takes you there. Other option would be renting a car with a driver from the hotel directly (this is done in all Turkish hotels easily), this is the most expensive option but at ...



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