Category Archives: Georgia

Hitch-hiking in Georgia: advantages and disadvantages

Old beat-up van and yellow tinged hills - On the road, Southern Georgia
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hitch-hiking in Georgia? Read our handy guide, with all the advice, guidance and information you need to start hitching...

7 things to be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Georgia

Hitchhiking with a friendly phone checking local - On the road, Georgia
Travelling can be a tricky business with so many differences in manners and customs that sometimes its hard to remember what to do and when to do it. Never fear, for here is our essential guide of 7 things to be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Georgia...

Hitch-hiking in pictures (photo challenge)

One of our drivers - On the road, Turkey

Hitch-hiking in pictures

Hello hitch-hikers, backpackers and travellers around the world! Welcome to our first photo challenge of 2013!

As we’ve already had our first hitch-hiking trip this year, coming from New Year celebrations in Bristol back to London, we thought that the first photo challenge in 2013 should correspond with our favourite way of travelling.

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Georgia

Hitch-hiking in Georgia

Contents

1) Visas
2) Advantages
3) Disadvantages
4) Things you should be aware of
5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook
6) Road map of Georgia
7) Main border crossings
8) Best areas for hitch-hiking
9) Most beautiful natural spot
10) Best city/town
11) Our experience

Basic information

Capital city: Tbilisi
Language:
Georgian
Currency:
Lari (GEL)
Hitch-hiking:
extremely easy (10/10)
Couchsurfing:
feasible (6/10)

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Visas

Georgia has a very liberal visa policy. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for a stay of up to 360 days and citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Iran up to 90 days. Other nationals may purchase visa upon arrival.

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Sighnaghi, Georgia

This pretty town of Sighnaghi is located in Kaheti region in Georgia, which borders Azerbaijan and Dagestan, and is famous for thousands of vineyards, which produce huge amounts of tasty black fruity Georgian wine every year.

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A Tale of Two Border Crossings

On the other side of the Georgian-Turkish border crossing - Sarp, Turkey
Border crossings in Turkey is not for the faint-hearted. Two Border Crossings are enough to kill a man. Read our tale and learn how to wrestle though a crowd and stare longingly across no-man’s-land...
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