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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

This is the Kalantarov's house from the early 20th century. The exact address is 27 Lado Asatiani Street , in the Sololaki district, just under Sololaki mountain where Narikhala stands. The closest ...
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Crossing by land from Georgia into Russia 2022

As Peter has already said, the border is currently open and there are thousands of Russians trying to cross from Russia to Georgia. I expect that the opposite direction will be simpler, although it ...
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How do I get from Tbilisi to Yerevan?

Good thing you ask, because I searched for it before going to the Caucasus last year and couldn't find much. Fortunately, I have the answer to your question. I did Tbilisi–Yerevan back and forth by ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Abkhazia without violating Georgian laws?

The only legal way to enter Abkhazia is from the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. There is no other way! According to Georgian law on Occupied Territories (Article 4) in all other cases you will ...
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Is it possible to get breakfast or coffee before 9am in a cafe in Batumi?

I had this problem in Batumi some years ago, except I think we were looking for somewhere around 7am-8am (I don't remember why, I think we needed to take an early mashrutka somewhere). Batumi is ...
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Which Currency can I use in Georgia?

According to Lonely Planet: Georgia’s currency is the lari (GEL). It has been fairly stable since it was introduced in 1995. One lari is divided into 100 tetri. Banknotes come in ...
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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

Several Instagram accounts use this picture (you can do a reverse image search on Google) but I found none that indicates a precise location other than Tblisi Old Town. A russian-language site geo-...
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Crossing by land from Georgia into Russia 2022

According to this reuters report from a week ago, there are restrictions on cars entering North Ossetia due to the number of Russians who are fleeing the country. However, it also says the ban would ...
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Is it safe to carry luxury luggage?

I typically avoid bringing expensive stuff when I travel. It certainly can be done but it will often require extra caution & attention and can cause extra stress, which takes away from the travel ...
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Planning to go to Georgia, but I only speak English; will that be a problem?

Same as Exit70. But I went to Batumi and I only know English, Thai and Chinese. I didn't have any difficulties at all. I even took buses and local transportation. People might not be able to respond ...
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Where in Tbilisi can I get very early morning public transport towards Azerbaijan?

My wife, native of Tbilisi, suggests that all buses and marshrutkas from Tbilisi to Baku leave from Ortachala. Search around Russian language sites seems to confirm it. (Note: all links below are to ...
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Which European Union countries can an Indian citizen with Georgian temporary residence visit without advance application for a visa?

Georgia is not a member of the EU or EEA, so residence there does not really help you as far as visa exemptions are concerned. You can also obtain an e-Visa for the neighboring countries of Armenia ...
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Shortcut to Tabor Monastery of the Transfiguration

According to OpenStreetmap, there is indeed a path leading to the monastery: https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions?engine=graphhopper_foot&route=41.68757%2C44.81074%3B41.68600%2C44.81300#map=16/...
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Can I buy train tickets in Georgia, Tbilisi (the country) 5 hours before the departure?

I see little sense in your worries about time limits when acquiring tickets in Georgian Railways offices. There are no essential grounds for it, moreover, tourists reported they bought tickets half an ...
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Georgia visa for a Pakistan citizen

I visited Georgia last year on valid UK 5 years visa on Pakistani passport without any Georgian visa, also the immigration Georgia sent me a link which was really helpful. If you have a valid visa/...
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Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

I drove this route in a Lada Niva. It's not dangerous at all and not so mountainous as you might think. The biggest part of the road from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe is not asphalted but is wide enough to ...
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Refused entry to Georgia

As stated in your refusal letter, you were refused entry because according to Georgian immigration, your passport is fake. In other words, you did not have a document valid for entering Georgia, ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

Your first problem would be entering the territory of Abkhazia. It is recognized as a country by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru. Other countries recognize Abkhazia as part of Georgia, so from ...
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What is the situation with land border crossings on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border?

We call it Regime, without "Special Quarantine" crap. So, indeed our Regime has been extended until January 2, 2024, which means our land borders (including Georgia-Azerbaijan border) will ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

I traveled to both Abkhazia and Georgia this month on a U.S. passport, and wanted to share my experience in case it's useful to andynitrox or anyone else. I crossed into Abkhazia from Russia at Psou, ...
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Leave Georgia (Sakartvelo) without motorcycle

Okay, so I can answer my own question. It seems that it's difficult to get any information about customs even when you're in the country. The lowdown is this: like @Johnnyjanko said, your vehicle has ...
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Will a Canadian refugee travel document allow visa-free entry to Georgia?

From traveldoc.aero Visa is required for passengers holding travel documents issued to stateless persons, refugees or aliens. However, you can apply for eVisa here - https://www.evisa.gov.ge/GeoVisa/...
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Is it possible to take a direct bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul?

Metro Turizm runs two direct buses a day. Lüks Karadeniz runs one bus a day. It seems like both leave from the central Ortachala Bus Station. It's helpful to know Tbilisi (Gerogria) = Tiflis (...
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Baku-Tbilisi train

Given the designation of the train it is unlikely that Georgian Railway system will give you anything different than the Azerbaijan's Railway booking system so there are no other stops between Rustavi ...
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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

Short version: The David Gareja site straddles the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. There was an episode in 2012 where the Azerbaijan authorities stopped tourists crossing to their side. The ...
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Can I apply for a Russian visa from the country Georgia?

As of June 2016, I can confirm that a foreign non-resident can apply and receive a tourist visa to Russia in Tbilisi, Georgia. I've just picked mine up from the consulate. The process wasn't simple, ...
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How I can get a Turkish visa to visit Istanbul on a layover?

Of course you can, by applying at the Turkish embassy in Muscat. If you had a Schengen/UK/US/Irish visa or residence permit, you could get an electronic entry permit, which is easier, but because you ...
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Planning to go to Georgia, but I only speak English; will that be a problem?

I was in Tbilisi recently and a surprisingly high number of people spoke decent English. Even most staff at ticket booths at metro and train stations knew phrases relevant for their job, which is not ...
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Refused entry to Georgia

My wife used to be a Ukrainian citizen. After some years of using her Ukrainian passport, she noticed that the serial number punched through the pages was not the same as the serial number printed ...
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