Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009

3. Hopa - Batumi

30.9.2009

Hopa:



Turkish minibus from Hopa to the border:




Turkish-Georgian border:




Batumi:




Our small private hotel:














Black Sea and Caucasus mountains:














Kitschy dancing fountain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awyfXLzg8tM






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Batumi port:





Roman castle south of Batumi (at Gonio):



















While waiting for the bus back to Batumi we were invited by a man to drink some coffee at his house together with his family:



Batumi train station:





From here we left with the overnight train to Tbilisi (8 hrs, 23 Lari (~11 Euro)).



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Kommentare:

  1. Since Abkhazia is a self-proclaimed republic, I wonder if it required a visa before you went there. If so, where did you get it?

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  2. No, we didn't need a visa for Abkhazia.
    Reason: We were not in Abkhazia (next to Russia), but in Adjara (next to Turkey)

    Adjara has some autonomy status, but is no self-proclaimed republich and has a peaceful relation with the main state Georgia.

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  3. What language have you used for communicating with locals in Georgia?

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  4. I speak some Russian, which was quite helpful. Most people still speak some Russian. I think with English it's also OK, but fewer people speek English than Russian.



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