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Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Canada


May
22
answered What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
May
22
answered Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?
May
14
comment How far north from Vancouver can you get by train?
There's also a ferry from Prince Rupert down to Vancouver Island - although it doesn't dock as far south as Courtenay, or you could do a round trip with just train and ferry!
May
14
awarded  Analytical
May
14
comment Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?
@hippietrail I wish I could remember the details, beyond that all companies offered essentially the same deal. The bus takes the Hopa-Rize-Trabzon route, so adding a very slow border crossing, you are looking at about 24h. The price was very low... probably half of what you'd get were you to leave from a Turkish city, and that's not counting the cost from Batumi to Turkey.
May
14
comment What time do the city buses start running in Istanbul?
@hippietrail Ah interesting. I once hitched out of Istanbul starting not too far from there. It must have taken 4 rides just to get to the outskirts of town, where a truck picked us up for the long haul. How did yours go?
May
14
revised Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?
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May
14
answered What time do the city buses start running in Istanbul?
May
14
comment Is it safe to drink the tap water in Istanbul?
What @Comptrol said: I don't enjoy the taste of Istanbul's water, but have no reservations drinking it or washing vegetables with it.
May
14
answered A quiet holiday around Istanbul
May
14
revised Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?
added address of ticket office
May
14
answered Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?
May
11
awarded  Necromancer
May
10
awarded  Supporter
May
10
comment Are some parts of Iraq currently possible to visit for the brave, adventurous, and open-minded traveller?
I'd be happy to expand my answer if there is anything in particular I can help with.
May
10
awarded  Teacher
May
10
comment Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
Just so you know, there is an outhouse in no man's land at the Türkgözü-Vale crossing. It even has toilet paper!
May
10
awarded  Editor
May
10
revised Are some parts of Iraq currently possible to visit for the brave, adventurous, and open-minded traveller?
added visa info
May
10
answered Are some parts of Iraq currently possible to visit for the brave, adventurous, and open-minded traveller?