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Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Canada


Aug
12
revised How to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi Ferry Terminal by public transport?
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Aug
12
comment How to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi Ferry Terminal by public transport?
Any reason you want to take the train to İzmir? The bus is (almost) always the better choice in Turkey.
Aug
12
answered How to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi Ferry Terminal by public transport?
Aug
12
answered Is there another area similar to Waterfront in or around Vancouver, BC?
Aug
10
comment Do I need Canadian currency for a brief visit to Winnipeg, MB?
Out of curiosity, where in Canada have you seen USD accepted so regularly? In Vancouver, which is right on the border, you wouldn't find many places that would take them unless they expect frequent visitors from abroad.
Aug
9
comment Using public transport in Vancouver: What's my cheapest option?
With the $9 day-pass, you also skip the $5 airport surcharge, so it is a good choice for the day you arrive.
Aug
6
answered What are some non-Indian and non-Middle Eastern Sufi destinations around the world?
Jul
9
comment Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
Posof is the name of both the district and the town nearest the border. Türkgözü is just the name of the border post. You will see Türkgözü on your passport stamp along with either Kars, the name of the province, or Posof, the name of the district. If I had my passport on me, I'd double check.
Jun
21
comment Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
Did Australia just recognise the Armenian genocide or something? That'd get at least a 200% response out of the Turks!
Jun
19
comment Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
Canadians have been paying that much for years. It used to be $20 though.
Jun
19
comment Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
I'm secretly happy that someone else has to pay as much as Canadians do.
Jun
19
comment Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
Something like "Our citizens are respectfully [being] informed in order to prevent any possible problems at our border posts." I'm not sure why they feel it necessary to announce it to "our [i.e. Turkish] citizens".
Jun
19
comment Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
Loads of Armenians seem to hit Batumi in the summer.
Jun
19
answered Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?
Jun
13
comment Is it possible for Indian citizens to travel to Gilgit–Baltistan and Azad Kashmir?
If, as an Indian passport-holder, you can get a visa to Pakistan, I'm confident that you'd be able to visit the Northern Areas (including Baltistan). Azad Kashmir, on the other hand, is closed to foreigners. ANECDOTE: It was possible to enter by public transport from Abbottabad, so long as the guards don't notice you at the check point on the border. Once in, it doesn't take long for the police to track you down to find out what you are up to, and I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate finding an Indian citizen at this point.
Jun
13
answered What is the safest way to travel from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China)?
Jun
8
comment Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?
It's probably not worth the effort, but there is a train from Victoria to Nanaimo, if you wanted to switch your rental and save yourself backtracking to Victoria.
Jun
8
revised Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?
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Jun
8
revised Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?
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Jun
8
comment Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?
Do you need to go back to Victoria? I ask because if you are planning on just taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you can do so from Nanaimo instead.