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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 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 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?
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Trekking in Georgian Tusheti region? Safety?

We're planning a hiking trip to the Georgian Greater Caucasus. But does anybody know issues about safety? Terrorism (Chechnya, Dagestan just on the other side of the range)? Minefields along border ...
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How long can a citizen of Iran stay in Georgia (the country) as a tourist?

I have a friend from Iran here in Tbilisi wondering how long he can stay in the country. I know from another question here that as an Australian I can stay for 360 days, but that answer contains a ...
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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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Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?

Are feral dogs or even wolves or bears present in the Georgian countryside these days? I'm about to hitchhike from Tbilsi to Anaklia and sleep in my tent along the way. Should I expect to encounter ...
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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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Ferry connection between Crimea - Kerch and Georgia?

Does anybody know if the ferry service is bacK? I will need it next spring - 2014.
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Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

Is it realistic to hire a "taxi" or a marshrutka to go from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe and then to Borjomi via the mountain road? The idea is to see the sights, those ancient bridges, etc. How much may ...
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Which route did the old Tbilisi-Rostov train route take and is it closed only for political reasons?

This answer to the question about Tbilisi to Moscow mentions a train route that is currently not running between Tbilisi and Rostov. Where did this route cross the Georgia border and what other ...
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Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?

I've been doing some online searches for a friend staying in my hostel here in Batumi who wants to travel to Istanbul tomorrow. Now I know there are direct buses from various cities in Turkey to ...
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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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Is the new border crossing between Georgia and Turkey at Kartsakhi open to foreigners?

I was just reading a Quora post on the longest overland trip in the world and it mentions crossing from Georgia to Turkey at Kartsakhi. I've crossed between these countries probably half a dozen times ...
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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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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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How to visit Georgia as a Pakistani citizen?

I am a Pakistani passport holder and I am here in China I want to go to Georgia for visiting. How I can go? How I can get visa?
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Rail travel between Azerbaijan and Georgia

I'm looking for any advice please. I'm travelling around Azerbaijan this August and need to work out the best way to get from Ganja in Azerbaijan to Tbilisi in Georgia. I've tried to find train ...
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Is there a routes site that works properly for the Republic of Georgia?

We do have a question about alternatives to Google Maps, but it seems to focus on Eastern Europe and even though Georgia is culturally like Europe it's technically in either Western Asia, the Middle ...
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Georgia invitation letter for visa

My friend and I want to go to Georgia as tourists on Pakistani passports. I can enter Georgia without a visa on valid USA visa. However my friend needs a Georgia visa on his passport. He needs a ...
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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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What time does the Tbilisi to Istanbul bus depart?

I know there are buses running between Istanbul Turkey and Tbilisi Georgia. I know they take about 30 hours and cost about $35. What I don't know is what time they depart Tbilisi and what time ...
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Is it possible to take a direct bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul?

I'd like to go by bus directly from Tbilisi to Istanbul. My questions are: What companies run on the route (please list as many as you know)? What bus Station in Tbilisi does each Company operate ...
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Baku-Tbilisi train

I'm going to take the Baku-Tbilisi Train this summer, and would like to know if the Train stops at the Samgori Station in Tbilisi? If not, where does it stop between Rustavi and Tbilisi central ...
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What international border crossings link Turkey, Georgia and Russia?

Looking to travel from Turkey into Georgia and then Russia with motocycle What international border crossings link Turkey Georgia and Russia? Is it possible to go by ferry from Turkey to Russia?
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Turkish official denying exit for a foreign citizen trying to cross into Georgia

My friend is from Kyrgyzstan (he has citizenship) and works in Turkey. He wanted to visit Batumi, a city in Georgia. Georgia doesn't ask visas from citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Because my friend lives in ...
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Does Georgia (the country) have a museum or sculpture park of Soviet/Communist/Socialist art?

In Budapest, Hungary they have Memento Park. As covered in one of my previous questions, there is the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. I recall reading that some other former communist ...
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How to get from Sheki to Tbilisi

How should I travel from Sheki, in Azerbaijan, to Tbilisi, in Georgia? Are there direct connections? If not, where should I expect stopovers? Can I only travel by Bus? Or also by train? How long ...
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Do I need a visa for Georgia?

I am a Nigerian, holding a valid schengen visa issued by the French embassy, and a multiple entry visa for the United States. Will I be allowed to enter Tbilisi in Georgia?
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How to go from Kars, Turkey to Georgia?

I will travel in Turkey in Nov/Dec 2015. I will take the train from Istanbul to the far east of Turkey. As far as I know, Kars is the east end of the railway. How can I go from Kars to Georgia?
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Visiting both Abkhazia and Georgia

Reading up about Georgia I found out through the UK travel advisory that it's illegal under Georgian law to travel to Abkhazia from Georgia. Does this restriction extend to all travel to Abkhazia, ...
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What visa options does a Jordanian citizen have for staying in Georgia (the country) for longer than 30 days?

Unlike myself who can stay in Georgia for 360 days visa-free as a tourist, my friend travelling with a Jordanian passport is only given 30 days on a full-page visa in her passport. Possibly, if she ...
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Can I take motion sickness drugs with me that contain dimenhydratine, or can it be bought at the destination?

I have moderate motion sickness, especially in non-climatised buses, and the drugs that are working very well for me are those containing dimenhydratine. Is this substance legal in Georgia? Can I ...
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Are there ticket offices for Georgian Railways in Tbilisi?

In Batumi I happened to know where there was a ticket office in the old town to buy railway tickets because I lived nearby. But it had no sign at all and would be very difficult to find if you didn't ...
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Can a Syrian passport holder with an Italian visa enter Georgia (Caucasus)?

I have a Syrian friend, who has a Syrian passport, and also a visa for Italy. He is in Jordan right now, and he wants to visit the Caucasus. Would the Italian visa let him enter Georgia also?
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What mobile taxi app can I use in Kutaisi Georgia?

I know taxi apps are becoming popular in Georgia's capital. Are there any that also work in Kutaisi?
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Flights from Georgia to Crimea?

What is the best option for traveling from Georgia to Crimea ? I know it is difficult now to go to Crimea and the prices are too high. Which is the most optimal and cheapest option to get there?
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Mountain rescue and medical care in Georgia?

How does using the mountain rescue and medical care services (in case of emergency) work in Georgia? Is buying insurance required for an EU citizen? If so, how and where can I buy such insurance? I'm ...
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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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Do I need a visa to Turkey if I am crossing from Georgia?

I am Egyptian. I will travel to Georgia in February. I have the visa for Georgia and I would like to cross from Georgia to Turkey by bus. Do I need a visa? And if so, where should I get it? Egypt or ...
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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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Is there a bus from Tbilisi, Georgia to Thessaloniki, Greece?

While it appears that information is available about the bus from Thessaloniki to Tbilisi in a previous question, I'm curious about the reverse? What Georgian companies (or Greek companies operating ...
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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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What time do buses and/or marshrutkas leave from Tbilisi for Batumi?

I'm trying to find out for a hostel guest what time buses and/or marshrutkas depart Tbilisi to get to Batumi. I can find on the Internet that the travel time is between four and six hours and that ...
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Rail travel from Turkey through Georgia to Russia

Can I travel by rail from Turkey through Georgia to Russia ?
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Caucasus: end overland trip where I started without retracing my steps

I'm looking into a Caucasus trip visiting Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. A return flight from IST is far cheaper than a multi-city flight, so I'd like to get back to Istanbul without going over the same ...
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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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Mobile internet in the Caucasus

I'm going to be traveling through the Caucasus for a couple of weeks, visiting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. I'm assuming there's no cellular provider that will work across countries, but are ...
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Is it Possible to Exchange Turkish Lira Coins in Tbilisi?

Does anyone know if I can exchange Lira coins in Tbilisi? I'm usually careful to not return home with coins since nobody will take them on exchange, but ended up with a bunch of Lira. I would be ...
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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?