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Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Canada


Sep
16
comment Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
@Jonik The Wikipedia information is correct. However, Posof is both district and the town about 15km from the border. Officially, you cross at the Türkgözü border post, but you would say to someone that you crossed at Posof, since that is the largest settlement in the area. This situation is the same for most other Turkish border posts: Kilis/Öncüpınar, Silopi/Habur, Hopa/Sarp, etc.
Sep
13
comment How can I get two separate receipts when booking two flight tickets online?
@Joe I understand how it's far from the ideal solution! I was actually speaking from experience as I had to do something similar to a friend who was getting deported (long story!).
Sep
11
comment Is there an overland route to Kashmir from Europe?
I thought that the majority of people in Jammu and Ladakh were not considered to "Kashmiri" by ethnicity or language. If that is not the common usage, then it is my mistake!
Sep
11
comment Is there an overland route to Kashmir from Europe?
Also, Gilgit, Baltistan and the other Northern Areas are not populated by Kashmiris.
Sep
11
comment Is there an overland route to Kashmir from Europe?
@AnkurBanerjee I thought the Indian Kashmiris (and not everyone in Jammu & Kashmir is Kashmiri of course) almost universally want either independence or to be part of Pakistan. Is that incorrect?
Sep
11
comment When is the last / overnight bus from Ankara to Goreme (Cappadocia)?
Istanbul buses don't usually stop in Ankara unless they are going very long distance, but it's certainly possible.
Sep
10
comment When is the last / overnight bus from Ankara to Goreme (Cappadocia)?
Out of curiosity, does the route start in Ankara or is it coming from elsewhere?
Sep
9
comment What are the hours of operation of the Ankara Metro?
The times of departure are different depending on the direction. These times are only for a single direction for each line.
Sep
2
comment Road journey from Europe to Mecca?
@HaLaBi Are there ferries between Cyprus and Egypt though?
Sep
2
comment Road journey from Europe to Mecca?
@HaLaBi Well the point of going through Cyprus was to avoid Syria, so that route doesn't work any better than just going direct from Turkey.
Aug
28
comment Recreating Paul's missionary trips (from The Bible) / itinerary optimization and visas
He asked about five countries, but you answered about three others.
Aug
28
comment Recreating Paul's missionary trips (from The Bible) / itinerary optimization and visas
@littleadv The question says: "What visas are necessary to visit Crete, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, and Italy?" I'm guessing he got the map from somewhere else rather than draw it for this question.
Aug
28
comment Recreating Paul's missionary trips (from The Bible) / itinerary optimization and visas
Seems like he only wants to go to Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta, and not Syria, Lebanon or Israel.
Aug
17
comment Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?
@Gagravarr Saw one on Vancouver Island a couple months back.
Aug
16
comment Parking for 3 - 4 days in Vancouver, BC
They might still have suggestions for you.
Aug
13
comment How can I get two separate receipts when booking two flight tickets online?
@MastaBaba I've seen people do it where I work, but I guess it's not surprising that some companies would be against it.
Aug
13
comment How can I get two separate receipts when booking two flight tickets online?
@MastaBaba If he is hiding the fact that he is going with his wife, then he has more serious problems with work than changing a receipt. If he isn't hiding it, then why not just submit the original and explain the situation to accounting or management? They'll just cross off one item and keep the paperwork for their records.
Aug
13
comment How can I get two separate receipts when booking two flight tickets online?
@Joe What law would you be breaking? It's not even dishonest.
Aug
12
comment How to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi Ferry Terminal by public transport?
Me too. That's how I justified taking the 36-hour İstanbul-Diyarbakır when the bus takes half the time!
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.