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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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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What language to use in Georgia (the country)? Is English widely spoken?

I don't speak Georgian. I have been told not to use the little Russian that I know because it might be problematic considering the edgy relationship with Russia. My question is which language should I ...
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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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Is the border between Georgia and Russia open to citizens of other countries?

I know the one border between the Republic of Georgia and Russia that is not in a rebel province was officially opened in the last couple of years... but reports are conflicting as to whether people ...
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Crossing from Georgia into Turkey

Going from Georgia into Turkey overland—can you do that without problems? (Assume no visa requirement for either country.) What border crossing points are there? Also, what are the public transport ...
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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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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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What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?

A previous question about Romania and Georgia mentioned that there are ferry connections between Bulgaria and Georgia. Somebody I've met at my new hostel is interested in just a ferry so I dug up that ...
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Do people in Georgia (the country) have any dislike of Muslims?

I'm an Egyptian medicine student, and I will be going to Georgia on an exchange program in February. I am a Muslim and I wear the head scarf, not black or anything, colorful headscarves with regular T-...
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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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Where can I find details of the bus between Tbilisi Georgia and Baku Azerbaijan?

WikiTravel and other easily Google-able sources tell me there are buses that run between the Georgian and Azeri capital cities, but no details. I'd like to know the follow for a Chinese guest who just ...
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Is it possible to visit Abkhazia by land from Georgia?

Is it possible currently (November 2011) to visit the rebel province of Abkhazia from the rest of the Republic of Georgia? (Russia regards it as independent since 2008 but most or all other countries ...
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Can I apply for a Russian visa from the country Georgia?

I will be in Georgia in the Caucasus in a few months and am considering a side trip to Russia; either via the Black Sea to Sochi or across the one land border that is apparently open to foreigners. ...
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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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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen I ...
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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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Will I need to take special precautions for spending the winter in Tbilisi, Georgia?

I'm on my way to Tbilisi Georgia where I plan to stay all winter and since I'm from a warm country I'd like to know how cold it will get and whether I will need to invest in some winter clothing and ...
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Are there any ferries currently running on the Black Sea between Romania and the Republic of Georgia?

I plan to visit Romania and the Republic of 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 ...
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Georgia visa for a Pakistan citizen

I am a Pakistani passport holder and planning to visit Georgia (the country) for my holidays. As there is no embassy of Georgia in Pakistan, I am finding it pretty difficult to get the basic ...
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Does the Ukraine-Georgia ferry go via Russia and if so must I have a Russian visa even if I don't disembark?

Previously we had a question about ferries between Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. The answer was that the company UkrFerry has such a route but I'm unsure of the details and the site seems to be ...
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Name of Georgian lemonade?

This summer I ate in a Georgian restaurant in Krakow, Poland. The food was really good, but especially tasty was the Georgian lemonade. I can't remember the name, but a friend of mine is going to ...
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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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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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Getting to Shatili village from Tbilisi?

I am planning to visit Shatili with another person in the beginning of May. I know it's possible to get there using a 4×4. What is the approximate price of getting a transfer there from Tbilisi?
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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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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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Planning to go to Georgia, but I only speak English; will that be a problem?

I am planning to go to Georgia. I know only the English language. Will I have any language problems with local people? Can anyone help me out?
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Ferry connection between Crimea (Ukraine) and Georgia?

Is there any reliable ferry connection between Crimea on Ukraine and Georgia? Does anyone have any information on that?
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Refused entry to Georgia

This summer my girlfriend and I planned a trip to Georgia for one week. I am Ukrainian, so I don't need a visa to enter Georgia. We flew from Kyiv to Tbilisi without any problems. However on a ...
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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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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

In summer last (2012) year I visited Georgia, and I was with my friends in David Gareja. They were tired, and I decided to climb a hill south of the monastery, on the top of which is a small chapel. A ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in the United States?

I have some Georgian Lari and I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew any outlets in either Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, ...
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Are there plans to reopen the cable cars / aerial tramways in Tbilisi Georgia?

In Tbilisi Georgia there used to be a network of aerial tramways / cable cars which operated in various parts of the city: Georgian National Academy of Sciences on Shota Rustaveli Avenue Vake Park to ...
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Are there open air hot springs in natural settings in the mountains of Georgia (the country)?

After we had our first snow here in Tbilisi a few days ago and then chatting with a Japanese friend online I started to wonder... I know Georgia has no shortage of mountains or natural mineral water ...
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Can I buy train tickets in Georgia, Tbilisi (the country) 5 hours before the departure?

I am going to Tbilisi from Yerevan and I will arrive around 14:00 and want to leave to Zugdidi on the same night. The train departs on 21:45. So I like to purchase the tickets as soon as I arrive in ...
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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 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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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

As per the title, should tourists with a darker skin color (i.e. darker than is common in Eastern Europe) expect any issues or hostility nowadays? If so are there are ways to mitigate this, perhaps ...
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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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Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?

So there is a very famous Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia and it is definitely going strong. But there is another far less well known Stalin Museum in Batumi, Georgia that I had heard mentioned ...
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What time does the train from Yerevan arrive in Tbilisi?

Two friends of mine told me they were taking the train yesterday from Yerevan, which would travel overnight, and arrive today in Tbilisi. Unfortunately they didn't tell me what time the train is ...
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How I can get a Turkish visa to visit Istanbul on a layover?

I am flying to Tbilisi, Georgia with Turkish Airline. My stay in Istanbul is 12 hours. Can I get transit visa to visit Istanbul city ? I am from Pakistan with Oman employment visa.
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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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Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?

Are the drugs against influenza, that contains pseudoephedrine, legal in Georgia? Can I put them into my travel first-aid kit when traveling by plane? This drugs have worked very well for me when I'...
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Issues when camping during trek in Georgia?

What should I consider when planning to sleep in tents during trekking in Georgia? We plan to move for about 2 weeks to Georgia, about half that time in cities, half in the mountains. The tourist ...
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What would be the closest place to surf to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Being an Australian and travelling a lot, people are always asking me if I can surf - apparently that's a stereotype of us. So right now I'm on the other side of the world in Tbilisi, Georgia and ...
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Inquiry about the hot springs in Georgia

Is any area in Georgia called "Saltona" in Georgia - not sure about the name, where it is famous for its hot springs? It was used during Soviet Union to treat the Political Leaders from the Soviet ...
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How can I contact the Visa Card office from Georgia? (The country in the Caucasus)

It seems I lost my wallet last night. So it's time to cancel my cards but I'm on the other side of the world. In my experience in the hospitality industry and having lost Visa cards twice before ...
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Is it possible to get a train from Georgia to Moscow?

I am thinking of doing a road trip to Georgia, dumping my car there then travelling to Moscow, to continue on the Trans-Siberian to Beijing. Does anyone know if its possible for me to travel over the ...
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One-Way Car Rental from Yerevan to Tbilisi

I would like to rent a car in Yerevan airport, drive it through Armenia, go to Georgia and leave the car in Tbilisi. Are there any companies who offer that kind of service?