Search found 11 matches

by adi
Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Bishkek - Almaty: bus and border crossing
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: Bishkek - Almaty: bus and border crossing

Arrival: Almaty bus station is a fair way out. With luggage take the TRAM into town from the main road, much roomier than squeezing onto a city bus with a backpack. Alas in ALmaty “every car is a taxi” just as a foreigner you'll pay double. Departure: The counters on the 1st floor only sell tckets f...
by adi
Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossing reports: Cildir/Aktas-Kartsakhi (Turkey-Georgia)
Replies: 16
Views: 8586

Re: Georgia/Turkey border just east of the Sarpi Black Sea Border = Real?

There are two totally legit backdoors from Turkey into Georgia: 1) 30 km from the Turkish Posof on route E691/D995 to the crossing at 41°35'16,1" N, 42°49'06.6" E thence Vale in Georgia, continue on ს8 10 km to the nearest town Akhaltsikhe. Alas you'll need your own vehicle or taxi (no problem in th...
by adi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Registration Azerbaijan
Replies: 57
Views: 19347

Re: Registration Azerbaijan

Maybe a bit off-topic, but the day after I left Azerbaijan (after 9 days on a 30 day eVisa) I received an eMail from Azeri immigration asking me to participate in a survey. This consisted of only four questions how did you like/rate the people's attitude to foreigners / food / hotels / transport plu...
by adi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Buying a "Ukraine Ferry" Ticket in Tbilisi
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Trip report suppl. to Buying a "Ukraine Ferry" Ticket in Tbilisi

I'd like to update my previous post with a trip report on board the MS Kaunas (which is not much different from the MS Greifswald) : 1) The US$ 20 extra are in fact commission for the agent in Tiflis, which makes her attentiveness more understandable, as this equals 50 Lari for 45 mins work -- this ...
by adi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Money when travelling
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: Money when travelling

But don't forget to keep plenty of of cash (I'd say 500, couple of large ones and plenty of small 5+10). Good old Yankee Dollars, preferably the new series. There will be the odd tight spot / remote bloody shithole with no bank, likely in a storm/flood/coup d'etat on a Friday afternoon in a Muslim c...
by adi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Sarp border at Turkey/Georgia: reports & updates
Replies: 35
Views: 19290

Re: Sarp border at Turkey/Georgia: reports & updates

Just to clarify those two rather incoherent previous posts: You are having trouble with the Turks?
by adi
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Buying a "Ukraine Ferry" Ticket in Tbilisi
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Buying a "Ukraine Ferry" Ticket in Tbilisi

This is intended to supplement the information given on Black Sea Ferries DIrections: The agent in Tiblisi is U&G Agency LLC (alas it says “LL Group” on the office and receipt) 12a Alexander Kazbegi Ave. (Map reference: ). 41.725542, 44.762155 Take the Metro to “Medical university” (exit at front en...
by adi
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent
Replies: 15
Views: 12837

Re: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent

October 2015, both places near the Chorsu bazar: * Mirzo B&B, whose owner is a bit of a slimeball no warm water during my stay. * Gulnaras Guesthouse, which I found much friendlier. (Their google map entry is a bit off target) (Both well known an critiqued on relevant booking sites: https://www.host...
by adi
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Accommodation in Mazar e Sharif
Replies: 2
Views: 3601

Re: Accommodation in Mazar e Sharif

Not exactly a timely reply, alas in Oct. 2014 there were three guest houses (al of them literally ”no name² in the immediate vicinity of the mosque/bazar area: Two immediately across the street from the north exit of the park around the mosque. Look for the building wit a sign "7 D cinema" (approx m...