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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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Is it really permitted for travellers to work while visiting Georgia on a tourist visa?

Georgia’s Reforms Associates website called FactCheck researched this very topic in 2014: Conclusion Our research has established that in Georgia certain professions have nationality ...
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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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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

When I stayed in Tbilisi a few years ago I met quite a few people from African countries and Americans of African descent. In the circles I moved in they were all accepted 100% the same as the people ...
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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 the Iran banking system cut off even from its neighbouring countries on good terms with it?

Even if Iran's neighbouring countries have good relations with Iran, the question is whether the banking system in the neighbouring countries is liable to the sanctions. Cash withdrawals through ...
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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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Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

When I was in Borjomi last month, I met a couple who had hired a taxi to go from Akhaltsikhe to Batumi via the mountain road. Unfortunately I cannot remember how much they paid, but it is certainly ...
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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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Truth about Georgian tap water

Every traveler is exposed to bacteria strains to which they have no immunity. Some with more noticeable effects than others. Whenever traveling anywhere it is advisable to bring a bismuth medication ...
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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

I am Georgian and simply we love tourists, anyone outside our country who wants to visit anything related to Georgia we appreciate it alot. This country is very hiddend from the media and only shown ...
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Is Tbilisi a good place to tour after this year's flood?

While I'm not in Tbilisi myself, my wife and children are at present in Georgia, having been in Tbilisi during the flood and the following week, although they now went to the summer house in the ...
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How to go from Kars, Turkey to Georgia?

Kars has quite a harsh climate. In November and December the driving conditions are not the best in that area. Moreover, if you don't want to freeze your balls off, think twice before considering ...
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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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Hiring and buying used bicycle in Tbilisi, Georgia

Sure, it's possible. Firstly, bike rental, either as part of a tour or on your own can be done from companies like Georiders: Georiders offers mountain bike and bicycle tours in and around the ...
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Rail travel from Turkey through Georgia to Russia

No. Currently (June 2014), there is no rail link between Turkey and Georgia. A railway link from Turkey to Georgia is under construction: see Kars-Tblisi-Baku railway on Wikipedia. The railway link ...
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Where can I find GPS-device-compatible maps of Georgia?

The Openstreetmap wiki has an overview of downloadable maps for Garmin devices. If you're interested in hiking, you may want to look at their hiking maps page; those services may include more ...
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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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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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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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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 price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?

May be it's too late, but here is the result of my research. I haven't found the price for the line Navbul mentioned by the op, but there is another company that connects Varna (Bulgaria) and Batumi/...
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Truth about Georgian tap water

First of all, the wine is far safer than the water just because it has no additives. So don't worry about that. A well made wine needs no additives and there was a reason that the ancients thought ...
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Is it possible to travel safely from Istanbul to Moscow with a UK passport?

I am a UK citizen and have visited Russia, Turkey and Georgia recently (only came back from Georgia 2 weeks ago - via Turkey). It is safe to visit Istanbul (apart from the usual risks associated with ...
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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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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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