Questions tagged [georgia-country]

Country in the Caucasus bordering Turkey, Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Former republic of the USSR with a unique language and alphabet.

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Is it possible to get breakfast or coffee before 9am in a cafe in Batumi?

An old travel buddy of mine is back in Batumi right now bemoaning the fact that she can't find any cafe serving coffee or breakfast in the city until after 9am. Are there perhaps some places there ...
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Where is the closest free beach where free camping is permitted to Georgia, the country?

When winter is over in Tbilisi and I can start hitchhiking again it would be good to find a nice warm free beach to camp on for a while. I know there is Vama Veche on the Black Sea in Romania, but ...
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i94 when I have never been to the US

3 weeks ago my family was at the US Embassy for an interview in Tbilisi, republic of Georgia (not state in the USA). The interviewer left our papers and pulled out a sheet of paper stating that we ...
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Can I use a UK tourist visa to visit Georgia?

I am Nigerian. I want to know if I can use a UK tourist visa to travel to Tbilisi, Georgia, from Nigeria.
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Are passengers traveling together allowed to share the metromoney card in Tbilisi?

In many cities you can share your metrocard (multiple persons validate the same card when getting on the metro or bus). Is this allowed for the metromoney card card?
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Can I travel on a stand-up paddle boarding near Tbilisi?

I am travelling to Tbilisi, and I have a paddle board. Are there any issues with me launching and travelling up the river?
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Where can I find GPS-device-compatible maps of Georgia?

I am looking for Georgia maps for supported for Garmin device. Especially I'm interested in Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Is there any place I could find such maps?
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Is there a way to find ATMs in Georgia (the country) which can dispense Euro or US dollars?

Here and there I've seen some ATMs in Georgia (the country) which give a choice of currency rather than just offering Georgian lari (GEL) like the majority of ATMs. In fact I can no longer remember ...
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Crossing the Black Sea (Ukraine to Georgia) by boat - risk of being boarded in a private vessel?

I am planning to go from Ukraine to Georgia crossing the Black Sea, not by a ferry but using a private boat. I would like to know if some people have experienced crossing Black Sea, and if it is ...
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What was this ruined building in Tbilisi, Georgia that is Greek property?

Yesterday afternoon I went exploring around Tbilisi, Georgia and up on the path between the Narikala fortress and the Kartlis Deda statue were some old ruined buildings, not ancient but pre-Soviet. ...
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Is it really permitted for travellers to work while visiting Georgia on a tourist visa?

Last night at a party with lots of expats and Georgians the topic came up that foreigners don't need any special visa or work permit to work in Georgia while they are visiting the country as tourists. ...
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Is the Iran banking system cut off even from its neighbouring countries on good terms with it?

I'm hoping to travel to Iran in the next six months and I'm aware that it's difficult to access "western" banks via ATM networks, bank transfer, etc. But do the sanction even apply to countries that ...
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Georgia visa application in the UK on South African passport

Can I apply for a visa for Georgia while in the UK on a visitor visa for 5 months on a South African passport?
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Bicycles on Batumi-Tbilisi train

I remember, some years ago, you could just take your bicycle on the trains in Georgia. With a bit of haggling. But as they changed the wagons to modern Stadler, is this still possible? And how would I ...
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Indians traveling to Georgia

I have Indian passport with valid Schengen visa and Georgian e-visa. Can I have trip to Georgia. Because I'm hearing lots of news that travelling to Georgia is turning out to be a nightmare for many ...
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How much is customary to tip drivers in Georgia?

I.e. foreigners travelling with a tour agency based in Georgia. In their quotations they mention explcitely that the quote does not include tips for the drivers. How much is it customary to pay? i.e. ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

I am a German citizen currently living in Russia on a multi-entry study visa. Is it possible to travel from Adler to Abkhazia by car (border crossing would be Adler/Psou and proceed to Georgia (at ...
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Current situation for Indian travellers visiting Georgia? (2019/2020)

There have been a lot of reports about Georgian immigration authorities deporting Indian travelers even though all paperwork was in order. In fact, if I'm not wrong, an Indian Embassy even issued an ...
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Do Australian citizens still get visa-free entry for 360 days in Georgia (the country)?

Australian citizens definitely used to need a visa to enter the Republic of Georgia a few years back. Then last year (2010) I entered by land from Turkey and was given a 360-day stamp at the border ...
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Can I exchange a note of 1000 Swiss Francs in Georgia?

I own a single note of 1000 Swiss Francs, (CHF) pristine. And a valid EU passport. Can I walk into a bank in Georgia and exchange it for GEL? I only need it to travel as a tourist. Wondering if they ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Abkhazia without violating Georgian laws?

Abkhazia is a partially recognized state that forms a part of Georgia. I would like to visit both Abkhazia and Georgia on a single trip. What is the right sequence (if any) of doing so? For example I'...
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Are there any ferries currently running on the Black Sea between Romania and Georgia?

I plan to visit Romania and Georgia this year and would love to consider the possibility of travelling between them on the Black Sea. I know both countries have various ports and have or have ...
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Day Tours from Within Kazbegi / Stepantsminda [closed]

I am going to visit Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) independently, but was not able to find any organized tours that leave from the town – the ones I found all leave from Tbilisi. Are there any day tours ...
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Truth about Georgian tap water

There seems to be some contradictory information on Georgian tap water around. I was in Georgia recently (May 2012) for nearly a week, and mostly stayed in Tbilisi (in a hostel in an old building ...
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Visa to Georgia on Pakistani Passport from Embassy of Georgia in Malaysia

I am a Pakistani passport holder residing in KL, Malaysia. Is this possible for me to get a visa to Georgia from the Georgian embassy in Malaysia?
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Traveling from Ushguli to Batumi, Georgia in one day

I'll be trekking in Georgia in September from Mestia to Ushguli as a group of 4 people. We have a flight booked back home departing from Batumi at Friday morning around 9:30 AM, while we're planning ...
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Georgia: How to get from Shatili to Tblisi in September

My brother and I are planning to make a trekking from Omalo to Shatili in the first week of September. One thing I'm a bit uncertain about is how easy it is to get back from Shatili to Tblisi. ...
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How to book a train ticket from Tblisi to Baku (online)

So as per my research, there is a train that goes from Tbilisi to Baku. I want to book the ticket online from Tbilisi to Baku. So I came across this website http://www.railway.ge/ which seems to be ...
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How do I get from Tbilisi to Yerevan?

Looks like people from the Caucasus generally use minibuses to get from place to place, but as the system is pretty informal, I haven't seen specific information on getting to Yerevan, Armenia from ...
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Query regarding status Temporary Residence card holder of Georgia

I am a India Passport holder with Temporary Residence card hold of Georgia. So I would like to know if I want to visit Ukraine, Russia and Schengen countries then do I required VIsa for the entry into ...
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Are there money changing facilities at the Turkey/Georgia border, and how good are they?

Soon I hope to cross the border from Turkey to the Republic of Georgia and need to work out my money. To minimize horrendous and unavoidable bank fees I prefer to withdraw larger amounts less ...
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Can I bring chocolate from Belgium to Georgia?

I would like to bring some Belgian chocolate to Georgia (the country) as a gift for a friend. Is that allowed? I've tried to find some information about it, since sometimes it's forbidden to import ...
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Hiring and buying used bicycle in Tbilisi, Georgia

Are there any bike rental possibilities in Tbilisi and surroundings? What are the rules and prices? Is it possible to buy an used bicycle, I mean something cheap that just is able to move for a week? ...
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Are these red-flags or normal practice for accommodation in Georgia (country)?

First time visiting Georgia, I have had a few surprises at my first accommodation in Tbilisi, which I would consider red flags, but maybe they are just common practice here. This will help me in ...
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How to get to Telavi from Tbilisi by public transport?

My traveller friend here in Tbilisi wants to go visit someone in Kakheti, probably in Telavi. But Georgia is not the most well documented travel destination and we're having trouble finding how to ...
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How to find "night and day" decongestant for a head cold when there's a language barrier?

So I've been in Tbilisi, Georgia for almost a week and the temperature is now dropping below zero Celsius sometimes and I have the dubious honour of being the first in my hostel to contract a head ...
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Getting from Kutaisi airport to Tbilisi (GeorgiaBus)

I have a couple of questions regarding getting from Kutaisi airport (KUT) to Tbilisi. Researching that there seem to be the following options: Minibus (marshrutkas) Train Normal bus (GeorgianBus ...
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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

I'm looking for this place in Tbilisi. Does anyone recognise this and can point me to the right way?
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Exit and entry stamps on European passports when leaving Schengen Area

Does a European passport get an exit stamp at the time of leaving Europe for Azerbaijan or Georgia? Also will the destination countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan put an entry stamp once you enter ...
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Crossing countries in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran

I hold an Irish Passport and arrive in Georgia next month. I have read many comments about having Armenian or Azerbaijan stamp in the passport which might cause problems in Armenia or Azerbaijan. What ...
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Georgia/Tbilisi restaurant etiquette

In Georgia, as a solo diner, if you have leftover half a bottle of wine or whatever with a meal in a restaurant, is it acceptable to take the half-full bottle with you when you leave?
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What are the bus (coach) connections from Thessaloniki, Greece to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Well I'm worried the bad weather has set in and I have to switch from hitchhiking to public transport. I know there are buses from Istanbul to Tbilisi but I wonder if there might even be a direct bus ...
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Where in Tbilisi can I get very early morning public transport towards Azerbaijan?

I will be arriving in Tbilisi on Tuesday 4 april at 04:30, and need to get to Baku from there as quickly as possible by bus. My questions is, what bus station should I go to for transport at around ...
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Can you enter South Ossetia from Georgia?

As the title says, is it possible to enter South Ossetia from Georgia or do you have to enter from Russia? Btw, I'm from Denmark if that matters.
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Is it possible for a tourist to visit South Ossetia?

South Ossetia is a rebel provice of the Republic of Georgia recognized and supported by Russia as an independent state since 2008 but recognized by most countries in the world as part of the Republic ...
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Crossing into South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) from Gori

I've been reading various conflicting information about visiting Tskhinvali. Are there buses or marshrutkas leaving Gori going into Tskhinvali? Would I have to get permission from the Ministry of ...
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South Ossetia visa [closed]

I would like to visit south Ossetia and north Ossetia. I will be arriving in Georgia first .. What is easy way to get Ossetia Visa ? and how i suppose to get in ossetia from Georgia (train ? taxi) I'...
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Refused Georgian Visa application [duplicate]

I applied for a Georgian visa at the embassy and I was denied. I don't understand why it was denied, but I got my file from them saying this statement. I am from Nigeria and studying an MBA Program in ...
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Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi

How to get by train from Tbilisi to Batumi (on the Black Sea coast)? There should be trains, but the "Traffic General Schedule" on Georgian Railway's site does not mention Batumi (except for a Batumi-...
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Applying for a Georgia tourism visa

I am applying for Georgia and UK visas. I know the UK will ask me to drop my passport for 15 days, but I don't know if Georgia will ask me to leave my passport with them. I have my visa interview on ...